Pattern Is Movement Reveals LP, Shares Song

Pattern Is Movement Reveals LP, Shares Song "River". Pattern Is Movement out April 1 on Hometapes. Their nationwide tour begins March 3 in Washington DC.

“it took one step, one step, one…for everything to change.
it’s a different color.”
– Pattern Is Movement, from “Wonderful”

Pattern Is Movement redefine what it means to return. Their self-titled fourth album, announced today, is the story of what Christopher Ward and Andrew Thiboldeaux have seen in the six years since 2008’s All Together: a new and shifting territory where a percussive primal heartbeat keeps time with the baroque melody of civilization. Counting among its touchstones everything from Drake, Fred Hammond, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Prince, Bollywood, Outkast, Springsteen, and Werner Herzog to peers like Bon Iver, Candy Claws, Beirut, and Thundercat, Pattern Is Movement unearths an entirely modern artifact right under our feet.

Pattern Is Movement will be released on Hometapes on April 1. Album cover art and the track list were revealed today, along with the premiere of the album’s lead track “River.” “River” pairs nicely with neighboring album track “Suckling,” (released last Fall on its own 12-inch). Pattern Is Movement begin their nationwide tour with Yellow Ostrich on March 3.

Founded in Philadelphia by Andrew Thiboldeaux and Christopher Ward, Pattern Is Movement map a vast territory of internal exploration and external output. As the band recorded a series of albums over the past decade – The (Im)possibility of Longing, Stowaway, and All Together – they also shifted in membership and in stylistic focus, eventually solidifying into a duo: Thiboldeaux on Rhodes, synth, bass, and vocals, and Ward on drums. Deeply soulful and natively genre-defying, they toured extensively, joining bands like St. Vincent, The Roots, and Shudder to Think, before delving into their fourth album.

Pattern Is Movement
Pattern Is Movement


01. River
02. Climb To Me
03. Rum
04. Little By Little
05. Suckling
06. Gone My Love
07. Let’s Be Done
08. Make It Right
09. Light Of The World
10. Wonderful

Tour Dates:

03/03 Washington DC @ DC9*
03/04 Raleigh NC @ Kings*
03/05 Atlanta GA @ The Earl*
03/06 Nashville TN @ The High Watt*
03/07 Birmingham AL @ The Bottletree*
03/08 New Orleans LA @ Circle Bar*
03/09 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s*
03/10 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/11 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/12 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/13 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/15 Scottsdale AZ @ Pub Rock Live*
03/16 San Diego CA @ Casbah*
03/18 Los Angeles CA @ The Echo*
03/19 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of The Hill*
03/21 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
03/22 Seattle WA @ Barboza*
03/23 Vancouver BC @ Media Club*
03/25 Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge*
03/26 Denver CO @ Hi Dive*
03/28 St. Paul MN @ Turf Club*
03/29 Madison WI @ High Noon Saloon*
03/30 Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall*
03/31 Chicago IL @ Schubas*
04/01 Indianapolis IN @ Do317 Lounge*
04/03 Philadelphia PA @ Boot & Saddle*
04/04 New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom*

*w/ Yellow Ostrich

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