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Record of the Week: Public Interest: Between 12"

Public Interest: Between 12” (Erste Theke Tonträger) Debut vinyl from this new project out of Oakland featuring (or maybe even consisting entirely of?) a member of Marbled Eye. Marbled Eye’s recent LP showcased their ability to write a catchy post-punk tune, but for my money this 6-song debut from Public Interest is even better. While you’ll hear plenty of those memorable guitar lines that made the Marbled Eye LP so great, the songs here feel snappier, more concerned with generating a pop-inspired forward momentum than stretching things out and floating in mid-air. The angular synth lines and mechanical rhythms are a nice counterpoint to those fluid guitar lines, imbuing Between with an irresistible tension. If you’re a fan of Marbled Eye, Total Control, or Constant Mongrel, I highly recommend giving Between a listen.

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