GREAT WIGHT IS DEAD, LONG LIVE PROPER.
Brooklyn, NY, trio Proper, formed in 2016 originally as Great Wight, made a name for themselves early on in East Coast DIY emo punk circles and in Europe with their debut album The Suburbs Have Ruined My Life.
A collection of songs originally written over several years by guitarist and vocalist Erik Garlington, the twelve-track release is given new life through bassist Natasha Johnson and drummer Elijah Watson. However, what has remained constant and is the centerpiece of Suburbs is Garlington's lyrics, which tell the story of a black and queer adolescent navigating the Bible Belt and ultimately making his way to New York.
First Press as Great Wight
Tapes: 50 opaque gold, 50 sparkle gold
Vinyl: 300 Blue, 200 Gold
Second Press as Proper
Tapes: 50 opaque blue, 50 opaque pink