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A blog featuring #indiemusic news, interviews, & the best darn free songs east of Stockholm

Watch Pattern Is Movement's Shaking Through Episode

“To have the Weathervane crew help us capture and memorialize the end of this band means the world to the both of us.”

Popmatters talks to Chris Ward about recording one of the duo’s final tracks in a church.

(Watch the video of Save Me and read about the Shaking Through series here)

Dent May Added To Team Clermont Summer Showcase And Prom This July 26-28!

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Paw Tracks artist Dent May to our lineup for the Team Clermont Summer Showcase and Prom! Dent May joins The Olivia Tremor Control, Bear In Heaven, Crooked Fingers, Astronautalis, Pattern Is Movement, and more!

Our showcase happens this July 26-28 here in Athens GA, with two nights of music at the Georgia Theatre, as well as a “K’s vs. W’s Kickball Game” (to be announced by Astronautalis) and an industry record fair. Our weekend closes out with our Prom, which features Yacht Rock Revue’s “Reagan Prom” as well as local favorite, DJ Mahogany.

Three-day wristbands and single night tickets are available through TicketBiscuit!

About Dent May:
“The chorus of “Fun” feels like the record’s quick-beating heart: “I don’t know what’s in store for me, but I think it’s gonna be fun.” That youthful sentiment is a long way from the angst of getting older, or worrying about the economy; instead Dent May just wants to kick back with major chords and party. He’s even ditched his magnificent ukelele. In its place are spritely synths, airy acoustic guitars, and hints of psychedelia.” – Pitchfork

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Pattern Is Movement Joins Team Clermont Summer Showcase and Prom!

We’re super excited to announce our latest addition to the Team Clermont Summer Showcase and Prom: Philadelphia’s own Pattern Is Movement!

Pattern Is Movement joins a lineup that already includes The Olivia Tremor Control, Bear In Heaven, Crooked Fingers (Eric Bachmann from Archers Of Loaf), and Astronautalis!

Our Summer Showcase weekend will be held here in Athens, GA from July 26-28. In addition to two showcases hosted by the Georgia Theatre, there will be a kickball game as well as an afternoon record fair!

Three-Day passes as well as single night tickets can be purchased now through TicketBiscuit!

About Pattern Is Movement:
Following their first three records, endless shows and tours (among them dates with friends St. Vincent, David Bazan, and The Forms), and the transition from five-to-four-to-three-to-two members, Pattern is Movement turned themselves inside out with their last release, All Together. Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward embody the two-man wall of sound; it‘s music that‘s been a long time building, rising out of the ether of left-behind evangelical childhoods (see Jesus Camp), best friendship (kindled as kids listening to The Chronic), and life in Philadelphia. All Together continued the mysterious narrative of the band, both documenting and foretelling the pounding energy of their near-legendary live show: Chris and Andrew side-by-side, hammering drums and keys (among other things), sweat flying, voices hollering. This is what resides in the ten exquisitely constructed tracks of All Together, the kind of stuff that compelled Stereogum to declare that “Pattern is Movement deserve your worship.”

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NX35 Starts Today!

Denton, TX will be playing host to NX35 again this year, and the festivities start up tonight! The festival runs through Sunday, and several Team Clermont artists will be representing!

THURSDAY:
Andy’s Bar – History At Our Disposal

FRIDAY:
Dan’s Silver Leaf – Sarah Jaffe
Texas 8 Ball – Bridges & Blinking Lights

SATURDAY:
The North Texas Fairgrounds – Midlake
Andy’s Bar – Bigbang
Texas 8 Ball – Unusual Animals Showcase Presented By Asthmatic Kitty
Dan’s Silver Leaf – The Low Lows, Robert Gomez
Hailey’s – Matthew & The Arrogant Sea

SUNDAY:
The Boiler Room – Smile Smile, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
Dan’s Silver Leaf – Pattern Is Movement
Hailey’s – Jookabox

See you in Denton!

New Pattern Is Movement Song and Tour Dates

Pattern Is Movement, in the throes of creating its new album, will provide fans a gift – and a clue – in the form of a new handmade EP. “Light of the World” and more unreleased tracks (including a David Bowie cover!) will only be available at the merch table as part of a limited tour-only EP release on Pattern Is Movement’s upcoming tour with Via Audio.

Pattern Is Movement // Via Audio 2010 Tour:

02/23/10 – Washington, DC – DC9
02/24/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Kungfu Necktie
02/25/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall
02/26/10 – Boston, MA – Middle East
02/27/10 – Hamden, CT – The Space
02/28/10 – Buffalo, NY – Big Orbit Soundlab
03/01/10 – Toronto, ON – The Drake
03/02/10 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
03/03/10 – Bloomington, IN – Bishop
03/04/10 – St. Louis, MO – Billiken Club (Saint Louis University)
03/05/10 – Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi
03/06/10 – Depere, WI – Baba Louies
03/07/10 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
03/09/10 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
03/10/10 – Dekalb, IL – The House Cafe
03/12/10 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
03/13/10 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Fugue
03/17/10 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/18/10 – Austin, TX – Hometapes SXSW Showcase
03/19/10 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/20/10 – Austin, TX – Hometapes Friend Island
03/21/10 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box
03/23/10 – Columbia, SC – The Whig
03/25/10 – Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar

Vote for Chris Ward for Philly's Sexiest Dude Alive

Chris Ward, drummer for Philadelphia’s Pattern Is Movement, has been nominated for Philly’s Sexiest Dude Alive. We would like to congratulate him and his beard because not only is he one of the sexiest dudes in Philadelphia, he’s the sexiest dude in our hearts. If you agree with us, please go to http://shmittenkitten.com and vote for Chris Ward!

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New Pattern Is Movement take-away shows!

There’s a fantastic blog based out of Athens called Soundies, and they’ve been walking around town with a video camera, following local and national bands, filming take-away shows around town, a la Blogotheque. Most recently they captured Philadelphia-based Pattern Is Movement when they were here in Athens.

The two videos before are performances of two of my personal favorite songs from PIM’s most recent album, All Together. Watch them in all their bearded glory!

Pattern Is Movement’s “Right Away”


Pattern is Movement: Right Away
by eikonproductions

Pattern Is Movement “Elephant”


Pattern is Movement: Elephant
by eikonproductions

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