Posted on January 18th, 2022
We are very elated to announce The Great American Novel, the third full-length from the Brooklyn, NY trio known as Proper. Available March 25 digitally and on LP, CD, and cassette April 29, The Great American Novel is being released in tandem with our friends at Big Scary Monsters throughout the UK & Europe.
“The Great American Novel is a concept album about how Black genius, specifically my own, goes ignored, is relentlessly contested, or just gets completely snuffed out before it can flourish,” says vocalist Erik Garlington (he/him). “This record is a concept album that’s meant to read like a book; every song is a chapter following the protagonist through their 20s. Imagine a queer, Black Holden Caufield-type coming up in the 2010s. Produced and recorded by Bartees Strange and mixed and mastered by Brian DiMeglio, The Great American Novel is abrasive, powerful, and beautifully poignant.
Pre-order the Baby Pink & Evergreen Splatter Father/Daughter exclusive vinyl, CD, and cassette here and watch the music video for "Milk & Honey" below.