Having an eponymous album title 10 years deep into a music career might seem like something only Beyoncé can pull off these days. Yet, after a 6 year hiatus, trimming their line up to two key members (Andrew Thiboldeaux & Chris Ward) and moving away from their math rock stylings to more experimental baroque pop, Pattern Is Movement is revitalized and a more succinct band than ever before.
Dusted, one of our fav print mags, wrote some really beautiful stuff about our new album: “Re-invented and fully assured, Pattern is Movement is a band that can do what it wants. One can’t argue withPattern is Movement’s results.”
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?
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.
Chris and Andrew of Pattern is Movement
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.