Best Practices have announced their new EP, Sore Subjects, is available now for name-your-price download on Bandcamp. The EP is the follow-up to the band’s highly acclaimed The EP LP which came out on Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, Restorations, Dikembe) in the Spring of 2012. You can stream The EP LP here and purchase the vinyl here.
Crafted over a mild winter, Providence, RI’s Best Practices return with Sore Subjects. Some of the members have called the sophomore effort “a natural progression” from their debut The EP LP. Other members are more concerned with Poco Loco Tacos to be trifled with such nonsense as reflection. Clocking in around 11 minutes with 4 songs, Sore Subjects is a taste of something equal parts familiar, refreshing, aggressive, and passionate. Narcs need not apply.
Featuring current/former members of Light The Fuse And Run, Wow, Owls!, Weak Teeth and Jesuscentric, Best Practices is a return to the fundamentals of punk rock. On the band’s Tiny Engines debut, The EP LP, the quartet lets loose a whirlwind of (garage power pop) punk fury. Recorded with Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere) at Dead Air Studios, Best Practices pummel their way through 9 songs in 12 glorious minutes. The band comes close to careening off the edge at points but never seem to overtake themselves. Chock full of razor sharp hooks Best Practices lays down a furious gauntlet that is as catchy as it is exhausting. All your left with as The EP LP fires towards the finish line is the feeling that you just want to do it all over again.
SORE SUBJECTS TRACK LISTING
02. Home For Halloween
03. Never 100%
“If Dillinger Four grew up listening to Joyce Manor and played with the energy and rowdiness of early The Replacements it might sound like this.” – AMP
“The EP LP is a one-sided 12-inch of punk that rests right in between Dillinger Four and Hot Snakes, with a little bit of twinkly emo sneaking in. It’s supremely angular and rousing garage rock.” – Punknews.org
“I’ve been listening to this on repeat – easily one of my favourite releases of 2012 so far.” – Collective Zine
“Forget Fucked Up!, Best Practices is where it’s at in 2012! How is this band not blowing up already?” – Rock Freaks
“Best Practices have discovered the punk rock set of best practices, delivering fast, energetic punk rock heavily laden in short bursts.” – About.com