Pretty Mild Vices share debut single

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Long Way Down is the debut single from Saint John-based rowdy rockers Pretty Mild Vices.

Matt Carter 

Formed back in 2017, Saint John-based rock quintet Pretty Mild Vices played a lot of shows in and around their hometown between 2017 and 2019 until some life changes (and later, a pandemic) put the band on indefinite hiatus. Over the past couple of year vocalist David “Goose” Jenkly went on to front nu metal revivalists Sonic Detour and lead guitarist Sasha Brideau relocated to Halifax. But despite the obstacles Pretty Mild Vices has faced since forming more than five years ago, the band managed to record an EP’s worth of material. Long Way Down is the first single from those sessions.

“I got with Sonic Detour in early 2020, and after we got a little bit of attention, I wanted to get Pretty Mild Vices on record because I thought the songs deserved to be heard and might find an audience,” said Jenkly. “We recorded the forthcoming EP kind of sporadically with Corey Bonnevie at Monopolized Records, getting guys in the studio whenever Covid restrictions would allow.”

Jenkly plans to support the EP’s release with a series of acoustic shows that could see at least some of the group’s members together on stage again. 

“I also plan to support the album with solo acoustic shows. It might be some time before we can get everyone on stage together, but we are hoping to get some duo and trio shows together,” he said.

An official release date for the forthcoming EP has yet to be announced. Follow the band on Facebook for upcoming show announcements and release details. 

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