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On tour now with Yellow Ostrich 

ALBUM STREAM: ‘Pattern Is Movement’

Philadelphia duo Pattern Is Movement will release their forthcoming self-titled full-length on April 1 via Hometapes. Today the group leaks the album one week early by making it available to stream in its entirety on AV Club.
Pattern Is Movement is available for pre-order now from Hometapes on limited edition clear + blue splatter vinyl. In addition to standard LP, CD, and Digital pre-order options, a deluxe pre-order package is available and includes Pattern Is Movement’s Suckling / Untitled How Does It Feel? 12-inch and a copy of the very limited CD EP Light Of The World — which features two early versions of Pattern Is Movement album tracks and the band covering The Smiths, David Bowie, and Beyoncé.
The band is on tour now with Yellow Ostrich for nine more days. Today AllAxis offers us a sneak peak into their live show with an exclusive multi-camera performance of their song “Little By Little.” Full tour dates listed below.


Tour Dates:

03/25 Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge *
03/26 Denver CO @ Hi Dive *
03/28 St. Paul MN @ Turf Club *
03/29 Madison WI @ High Noon Saloon *
03/30 Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall *
03/31 Chicago IL @ Schubas *
04/01 Indianapolis IN @ Do317 Lounge *
04/03 Philadelphia PA @ Boot & Saddle *
04/04 New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
* w/ Yellow Ostrich

Pattern Is Movement
Pattern Is Movement
[Hometapes] Street Date: April 1, 2014

01. River
02. Climb To Me
03. Rum
04. Little By Little
05. Suckling
06. Gone My Love
07. Let’s Be Done
08. Make It Right
09. Light Of The World
10. Wonderful


Pattern Is Movement redefine what it means to return. Their self-titled fourth album is the story of what Christopher Ward and Andrew Thiboldeaux have seen in the six years since 2008’s All Together: a new and shifting territory where a percussive primal heartbeat keeps time with the baroque melody of civilization. Counting among its touchstones everything from Drake, Fred Hammond, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Prince, Bollywood, Outkast, Springsteen, and Werner Herzog to peers like Bon Iver, Candy Claws, Beirut, and Thundercat, Pattern Is Movement unearths an entirely modern artifact right under our feet.

Founded in Philadelphia by Thiboldeaux and Ward, Pattern Is Movement has recorded a series of albums over the past decade – The (Im)possibility of Longing, Stowaway, and All Together – and have 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 Pattern Is Movement and, along with it, the brightest and darkest corners of composition, orchestration, and collaboration. Pattern Is Movement will be released on Hometapes on April 1, 2014