Proper. has been busy. Like the rest of us, the pandemic displaced their plans to tour and instead forced the Brooklyn punk trio into their first attempt at recording new music remotely. The resulting material, a series of four singles co-produced by Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years and mixed/mastered by Koji, has been rolling out over the course of the last year and a half, and today we get its final chapter in Zuko. For the first time, Proper. vocalist Erik Garlington steps out of the main character role and swaps it for one he’s always related to, Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender.
“Seeing his journey from a hot-headed kid fixated on a goal to an empathic leader who trusts himself really spoke to me,” Garlington said. “It’s just nice to take a step back from writing about my life and dive into fiction writing.”
They will perform at The Lending Rooms in Leeds on April 4th and the Sidney & Matilda in Sheffield on April 9th 2022.