Pattern Is Movement will end its nearly six-year silence this spring. On April 1, Hometapes will release the Philadelphia-bred project's fourth album, a self-titled, 10-track effort that follows 2008's All Together. After undergoing various lineup and stylistic changes, Pattern Is Movement has settled into an R&B-mining duo featuring founding members Andrew Thiboldeaux (Rhodes piano, synth, bass, and vocals) and Christopher Ward (drums).
To promote their upcoming effort, the studio-savvy shape-shifters have announced a month-long tour of the U.S. and shared the record's opening track, "River." Blending peppy piano, thick low-end buzz, and the kinds of vocal acrobatics usually associated with Dirty Projectors, the new single offers an inviting look at what Thiboldeaux and Ward have been brewing for the past few years. Listen below, then scroll further down for the forthcoming album's track list and Pattern Is Movement's tour dates. Find the LP's cover art above.
Pattern Is Movement track list:
2. "Climb to Me"
4. "Little by Little"
6. "Gone My Love"
7. "Let's Be Done"
8. "Make It Right"
9. "Light of the World"
Pattern Is Movement tour dates:
March 3 - Washington, D.C. @ DC9 *
March 4 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
March 5 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
March 6 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt *
March 7 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree *
March 8 - New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar *
March 9 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's *
March 10-13 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 15 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live *
March 16 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
March 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
March 19 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill *
March 21 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
March 22 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
March 23 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club *
March 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
March 26 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive *
March 28 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
March 29 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
March 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall *
March 31 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas *
April 1 - Indianapolis, IN @ Do317 Lounge *
April 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
April 4 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
* = with Yellow Ostrich