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12″ single to be released on Hometapes

VIDEO : “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” (D’Angelo Cover)


AUDIO: “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” (D’Angelo Cover)


Pattern Is Movement is back. The Philadelphia duo break their five-year silence with the announcement of a new limited edition 12″ on Hometapes. The single features a brand new track, “Suckling,” and is backed with a cover of D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel).” The 12″ will be released on October 24 at Pattern Is Movement’s headlining show at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer. Hometapes is offering a pre-order of the 12″ here.

This week the band premieres the music video for their cover of “Untitled (How Does It Feel).” Directed by Hometapes’ Adam Heathcott, it answers Pattern Is Movement’s version of the D’Angelo song by “covering” the wildly intense, infamous original one-shot video (directed by Paul Hunter and Dominique Trenier). Captured in color, light, and  blurry cosmic tension, Heathcott’s video is a whole new kind of climax. Watch the video over at Stereogum.


Founded in Philadelphia by Andrew Thiboldeaux and Christopher Ward, Pattern Is Movement and its twelve year history 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 powerful 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 and, along with it, the brightest and darkest corners of composition, orchestration, and collaboration. Their first reveal is a limited edition 12″ and digital single, featuring the new song “Suckling” backed with the long-awaited studio recording of fan favorite “Untitled (How Does It Feel?),” Pattern Is Movement’s sweltering cover of D’Angelo.

Tour Dates:

10/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool *
10/17 New York @ Webster Hall #
10/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands ^
10/24 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer +
11/07 Stony Brook, NY @ Stony Brook University

* Hometapes/Team Clermont CMJ Showcase w/ Celestial Shore, Leverage Models
# w/ Menomena and Helio Sequence
^  w/ Hospitality, The Building
+ w/ The Spinto Band, Norwegian Arms, Worshyper, WYYLDSTYLE DJs

Pattern Is Movement
Suckling/Untitled (How Does It Feel)
[Hometapes] Street Date: October 24, 2013
Purchase here


A. Suckling
B. Untitled (How Does It Feel?)