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12″ single to be released on Hometapes

STREAM: “Suckling


Pattern Is Movement is back. The Philadelphia duo break their five-year silence with the announcement of a new limited edition 12″ on Hometapes. Last week we heard the 12-inch’s B-side, a cover of D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” (stream the music video here). This week the band premieres the A-side track “Suckling.” Stream the track over at Stereogum.

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. The single is available for download today from iTunes and other digital stores.

Be sure to catch the band live at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York. Full tour dates listed below.


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 & more
# 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?)