Perhaps you noticed on the show flyer for Norwegian Arms’ record release show that a mystery band called “Mister Not Pavement” was added to the bill. If you’ve got a knack for anagrams, you already know what this means – if you don’t, we’ll let you in on the secret right now. Playing third in the four-band bill, making their first appearance on a Philadelphia stage since October of 2011, Pattern Is Movement will be special guests at Johnny Brenda’s this Friday.
Drummer Chris Ward (who doubles as talent buyer at JBs for his day job) says that he and singer / keyboardist Andrew Thiboldeaux will be performing only new material during their set, and it will be the first time any of the songs have been played live. “Whole new album, new setup, same beards!” he writes.
The new record, There Will Be, was mixed at Sigma Sound Studios (famous for producing David Bowie’s Young Americans in 1974) by engineer David Downham, who has also worked with mewithoutyou, Daniel Smith and Plow United (and who also plays guitar in the band Ages in his spare time). Tony Dawsey at Masterdisk mastered the record, and Ward says “We specificially went to Tony because he’s mastered mostly hip/hop and R&B and we wanted an engineer who was not afraid to push the mixes, and specifically the bass, hard.”
The record is expected out in the first half of 2013; more information on the show can be found here. Below, get a taste of the new jams by watching Dawsey bopping his head to a new Pattern song, “Little By Little.”