((Pattern is Movement)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Philadelphia's Pattern is Movement is a vibrant duo that creates completely original pop sounds based on looping musical, well, patterns. The result is something other-worldly and entirely engaging. Singer (and bass/Rhodes/mellotron player) Andrew Thiboldeaux has a beautifully floating voice that eases these strange structures into accessibility, and Chris Ward's complex drum dances utilize his classical training.

When I first heard these two, I thought they sounded a little like a less abrasive Oneida, maybe because these rhythms can sometimes seem psych/drone. But the band says they are influenced by much more melodic folks like Beirut and Bjork. And listening more, you can really hear how they effectively combine complexity with catchiness. It's not easy.

Pattern is Movement has toured with St. Vincent, The Forms and David Bazan, and they recently released their debut full-length record All Together.
Published September 17, 2008
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