Pattern is Movement to tour with Wye Oak this summer

Hey all,

We are so excited to announce that we’ll be spending the month of July with our dear friends Wye Oak.  If you have not heard their new record, do yourself a favor and listen to it right now via NPR.  

Confirmed dates:

Mon Jun 30, 2014 - Washington, DC | Black Cat
Sat Jul 05, 2014 - Dallas TX |Trees+
Sun Jul 06, 2014 - Austin TX | The Parish+
Tue Jul 08, 2014 - Phoenix AZ | The Crescent Ballroom+
Mon Jul 14, 2014 - Portland OR | Doug Fir Lounge+
Tue Jul 15, 2014 - Seattle WA | Neumos+
Wed Jul 16, 2014 - Vancouver BC | Venue+
Fri Jul 18, 2014 - Salt Lake City UT | Urban Lounge+
Sat Jul 19, 2014 - Denver CO | The Bluebird Theater+
Mon Jul 21, 2014 - Columbia MO | Mojo’s+
Tue Jul 22, 2014 - Louisville KY | Zanzabar+

+ with Wye Oak

Whole new album, new setup, same beards!

This Friday, Pattern is Movement will emerge from the longest break in its history with all new material and a new setup.  We could not be more excited to be sharing the stage with our fellow bros Norwegian Arms as they celebrate the release of their fantastic record - Wolf Like a Stray Dog.  

Stay tuned here or to our facebook for more info about the upcoming record as well as this new setup.  Maybe we’ll post videos of some practice this week?

Tony dawsey is killing it mastering this record.

Two years in the making

Tomorrow is a very exciting day because we master the new Pattern is Movement record.  What began in 2009 has had some serious twists and turns, but tomorrow it will be finished!  We’ll be in the presence of a serious mastering heavyweight, Tony Dawsey, at Masterdisk.  He has mastered every Jay-Z album there is along with some other choice records from my childhood: EPMD, SWV, KRS-ONE, Redman, Jeru the damaja and on and

Just in case you are wondering — we have not made a hip-hop record, however, we definitely tapped into our R&B roots for this record.  This was definitely helped by mixing the record at Sigma Sound Studios in Philly (pretty much the R&B hub of Philadelphia) where people like the O’Jays, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder as well as David Bowie and Billy Joel recorded their records.  We really felt the energy of the people who had come before us while mixing and are excited about the same thing with Tony tomorrow at Masterdisk.  We cannot wait to share this record with all of y’all and thank you so much for your support during this two years. 

With love,

Chris and Andrew of Pattern is Movement

Pattern is Movement on Daytrotter ]

We did a daytrotter session a year or two ago and it has made the light of day.  I was a bit apprehensive about releasing something from so long ago, as we have been evolving a bunch with this new record, but I really love these takes.  I also love the mixing that was done.  So please enjoy and we look forward to letting the world here our new record.  Its ever so close.  

Check out this video of me and Andy from Wye Oak jammin’ on the new loaner kit C&C drums sent my way. 


pattern is movement’s chris ward riffs on our first ever african mahogany gladstone shell’d c&c kit.  guest sax : andy stack    photographed by mr david gaume/cave

We should have this record mixed by this time next week. Check out a snippet of a new song in the vid.

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