I read a Myspace bulletin that Pattern Is Movement was only covering songs for their New Year’s Eve show and only in dreams had I wished such a thing would ever come to be. Well obviously, I did not go to the show because it was in Philly and I was in St. Louis, but I still wondered what lovely songs would my favorite dudes be covering. Beyonce’ and Kanye? But to great enjoyment I found that the performance is up on youtube! So here is all your dreams come true. Check out the covers of JT and D’Angelo which is an especially sexy track.
I don’t know how many times we have to stress that we love Pattern Is Movement, but we do. A lot. Their latest album, All Together has been playing on repeat the second it came out. It probably will be in our top ten at the end of the year. But these fuzzy and bubbly boys fuze a mixture of indie experimental sound bytes with a classic tenor voice. The complex beats are drowned in your brain and “Trolley Friend” will constantly be stuck in your head. These boys are superb and its about time they get the recognition they deserve. You can see them performing at The Billiken Club this week, September 18th. You know what that means, a FREE Pattern Is Movement show! That’s where you will find me on Thursday. So let’s give a hand to these boys for protecting the world from demons.
A little MySpace bulletin courtesy of Pattern Is Movement gave me some news of grizzly proportions. Yes yes, y’all. Daytrotter and La Blogotheque have been showing PIM some love lately, and it’s about damn time that this Philly duo is getting some hipster-blog attention! Check out the Daytrotter session they recorded on April 8th, the article is splendid–including live recordings of “Bird”, “Peach Trees”, and “Right Away”–and paints a picturesque image of the burly, bear-like glory that members Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward both flawlessly embody.
But if that wasn’t enough, check out the Take Away Show the two recorded during CMJ ’07 with Vincent Moon from La Blogotheque:
Philadelphia may have been too dangerous for Will Smith on The Fresh Prince, but this town is boasting some choice musicians that make the risk worth it. Here are my choice picks from the city of brotherly love that are bound to get your toes tappin’ and fingers snappin’. Enjoy!
This would be an obvious choice. I guess I’m more than a little obsessed with their live shows and their new album ain’t too bad, either. The only band that can pull off wearing all white, war-paint, and sequined headbands.
I can never get enough of this Philly bro’s downright naaasty rhymes and bumpin’ beats. Yeah yeah I know, we are all soooo over Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.”, but everything is better with a little Spank, no?
Benny Blanco mix Feat. Spank Rock and Mos Def – D.A.N.C.E. [MP3]
Sometimes I just can’t handle all of the lo-fi goodness spewing from these two MC’s mouf’s. Totally in your face, totally name-droppin’ every ‘burb in Philly.
Pattern Is Movement
These two Philly gents have potentially put out my favorite record of 2008. Inspired by a set of antique photos, each track explodes with theatrical vocals, show tunes-esque piano, and polyrhythmic walls of sound.
Pattern Is Movement, friends of ours and the sweetest guys in the world, will be performing in support of The Octopus Project this Saturday, March 1st (tomorrow) at The Gargoyle, located at WashU. The two man band are surely to give it their all. Go support them because they are all too adorable to miss! It’s a 18+ venue, $10 to get in for the public, and doors open at 8:00pm while show starts at 8:30pm (veteran note: nothing ever starts on time).
Right Away is their new EP and features tracks that will be on their upcoming LP, All Tapes, which is being released on Hometapes. You can read their recording blog here. Check out tracks on their myspace as well as see other upcoming tour dates.
Also performing are Saint Louis’ locales, Say Panther, you should definitely see what those youngsters have to offer because it’s a lot of fun–sorta in the vein of Broken Social Scene but younger.