Private Lives - Hit Record just announced!

Why hello again, the release schedule here is in full swing, and today we've got the debut LP from Private Lives to announce. Ten songs here, pairing up the five from their excellent self titled cassette from 2022 with five new ones. Vinyl is arriving this week so preorders will ship rather soon ahead of the July 14 release date. We'll be back next week to (finally!) announce the second Silicone Prairie LP as well.
Private Lives - Hit Record
(cover art: Josh Herlihey / photo: Chance Hutchison)

Bandcamp - single "Trust In Me"
Premiere at Foxy Digitalis
Preorder LP direct from Feel It

release date: July 14, 2023
The debut album from Private Lives is a bold proclamation - 'HIT RECORD'. From their humble beginnings as a quarantine bedroom project to the full-fledged rock'n'roll unit they've become, Private Lives set up ten tracks and strike 'em down in one smooth release.

Part of the current wave of Montréal underground talent alongside Tha Retail Simps, Hélène Barbier, and Liquid Assets (to name a few) - Private Lives debuted in 2022 with their scorching self-titled EP on Feel It. Those five cuts are stitched into PL's vinyl debut, re-sequenced with new material that finds the four piece at the height of their collective powers. With Jackie Blenkarn's cool and confident vocals riding high in the mix, the group hammer out an impressive debut full length anchored by the strength of "Trust In Me", "Misfortune", and the title track, "Hit Record". There's not a moment of hesitation across these twenty-seven minutes.

Whether it's the overarching simplicity of the r'n'r/garage-mined guitars, underlying pop charm, or deeper post-punk melodies - 'HIT RECORD' is both cathartic and familiar - a truly impressive combination of heart-meets-cool. As Private Lives wind the album away in the psychotic build of "Dark Spots", the Quebec quartet leave us with a captivating debut that begs to be spun again and again.
new Feel It shirts!
designed by our friend Joe Carpenter (Choncy) / printed on Comfort Colors tees. available to preorder now, along with a reprint of the Acid Rat Fink design / shipping late June!
new in the distro
A few new arrivals of note, including a preorder for the CLASS LP on Drunken Sailor (featuring both of the cassettes originally released on Feel It), a box of Aussie imports including the new DRAGNET LP, new OPTIC SINK 7" (stay tuned for more new material) and the PLASTIC ACT 7" which is a cool side project from Josh of Private Lives.

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