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Music Video: Best Practices – “Future Cougar”

Providence, RI punks Best Practices have just released a new music video for their song, “Future Cougar”.

The track appears on the band’s debut album, “The EP LP”, which was released earlier this year through Tiny Engines.

Watch the music video for “Future Cougars” here.

Album Review: Best Practices – “The EP LP”

Best Practices are a garage punk band from Providence, RI. Among their ranks are members of Weak Teeth and former members of Light the Fuse and Run, and Wow, Owls!. Their songs are short and fast. Their nine song debut album, the somewhat confusingly titled “The EP LP,” clocks in at 12 minutes. It’s that kind of album.

I have to admit that I’m unfamiliar with the bands that the members of Best Practices came from, but while I can’t make any accurate statements about how the music compares I can say that The EP LP is damn good. The closest comparison that I can come up with is the new Joyce Manor album, “Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired.” They’ve got a few things in common: there are nine tracks, you can listen to the entire album several times in an hour, shouted vocals and there’s lots of distortion and feedback throughout.

And yet, whereas Joyce Manor has a heavy indie influence running throughout their songs, Best Practices takes a hardcore approach to their brand of garage punk. Shouted vocals are generally a staple of garage bands, but there’s a raw sense of energy found in vocalist Jeff Byers’ vocal delivery that owes more to Keith Morris than Roger Daltrey.

I must have listened to the EP LP at least three or four times while writing this. I know that doesn’t reflect well for my typing skills, but the problem is that every time I start it over, I have to stop writing to play air instruments along with a song or two. Is that kind of embarrassing to admit? A tad, but I think it also speaks volumes about the EP LP. Whether the album’s title reflects that it was originally intended to be released as several EPs or if it reflects the LP’s short playtime is unclear, but what is clear is that Best Practices plays it loud, fast, and hard. Check it out.


Recommended If You Like: Joyce Manor, OFF!, Weak Teeth, Wow, Owls!

Best Practices streaming new record “The EP LP”

Providence punks Best Practices are now streaming their debut album “The EP LP” which was released by Tiny Engines.

Click here to stream it now.

Best Practices sign to Tiny Engines for release of new album “The EP LP”

Tiny Engines has welcomed Providence, RI’s Best Practices to its growing roster. The label will release the band’s debut, “The EP LP,” on 12″ vinyl in the Spring.

You can stream two tracks, “Welcome To Erf” and “Future Cougar” from the 9 song record here. A new song from the album will be added for streaming each week leading up to the vinyl pre-order.