Public Library Commute

New Jersey-native singer, songwriter, and producer Conrad Hsiang, professionally known as Public Library Commute, mentions industry heavyweights like Kanye West, King Krule, and a twist of Hawaiian folk as inspiration for the songs he created in his bedroom.

Public Library Commute is continuing to create a unique space for himself within the Alternative Indie Pop scene. With the release of his 1000 Summers EP, Hsiang showcases his true musicality, with at-home production and lo-fi beats being the backbone of his captivating tracks. Public Library Commute says about the EP:

‘‘1000 Summers was inspired by summers spent in my hometown, Mountain Lakes, NJ. I wrote from experience – '25mph' is kind of a funny story, detailing my frustration with 25mph main roads in my town. Nostalgia is a big thing for me. When building the world of the EP, I looked to 1970s architecture magazines, David Hockney’s romantic Californian imagery, film photography. The EP artwork is directly inspired by Hockney’s 'Portrait of an Artist (Pool With Two Figures)' from 1972. I finished writing this EP right before I moved to Los Angeles in September of 2020. It sort of exists as an ode to NJ in that sense. The last piece of music I wrote at home.”

Hsiang’s moniker, Public Library Commute, was inspired by his drives to work at the local library. His music career started from the standpoint of a producer, working with other alternative artists before creating for himself. Over time, honing in on his individual sound, Hsiang developed his craft as a triple-threat producer, singer, and songwriter. The East coast native made the big leap to LA in order to pursue his music full time, a city he admits he’s idolized since the start of his career. Upon his arrival, he continues to produce and write for the likes of SURFACES, Healy, and many others.

Past Shows


Dec
11
th
2021
First Avenue
Dec
11
th
2021
First Avenue

Surfaces

GOOD 2 BE BACK TOUR
(rescheduled from 11/19)
with Mills and Public Library Commute
Jan
11
th
2020
Fine Line
Jan
11
th
2020
Fine Line

Surfaces

MOVED FROM 7TH ST ENTRY
with Public Library Commute

More Shows

May
1
st
The Fitzgerald Theater

Aimee Mann

Aug
15
th
Surly Brewing Festival Field

The Decemberists

with Brigid Mae Power
Apr
22
nd
7th St Entry

Slothrust

with Calva Louise
Apr
11
th
Turf Club

Adia Victoria