Pattern Is Movement – “Climb To Me” (Stereogum Premiere)

Pattern Is Movement are always exploring interesting new sounds (and putting out awesome covers), and judging from this new single, their upcoming self-titled album will keep that going. “Climb To Me” is surprising in how it throws itself in so many directions without ever seeming to spread itself thin. Throughout the song, the xylophone, funky drums, and sawing strings all do their own thing before tying themselves back together, with the knotty bass lines providing a bit of glue for everything. Listen below, and check Pattern Is Movement on tour.

03/05 Atlanta GA @ The Earl *
03/06 Nashville TN @ The High Watt *
03/07 Birmingham AL @ The Bottletree *
03/08 New Orleans LA @ Circle Bar *#
03/09 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
03/11 Austin, TX @ Hometapes & Team Clermont SXSW Showcase (12:00am, Trinity Hall at Old School, 401 E. 6th St.) $
03/12 Austin, TX @ Rock n Roll Gladiators (2:30pm, Wonderland, 1104 E. 6th.) ^
03/13 Austin, TX @ Death and Taxes’ 4th East End (1:20pm, Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River) %
03/15 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live *
03/16 San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
03/18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
03/19 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill *
03/21 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
03/22 Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
03/23 Vancouver, BC @ Media Club *
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
# w/ Landlady
$ w/ Leverage Models, Pontiak, Landlady, Spaceship Aloha (Chris Powell of Man Man), Star Rover
^ w/ Feuding Fathers, Zula, and more
% w/ Tokyo Police Club, Small Black, and more

Pattern Is Movement is out this spring via Hometapes. Pre-order here.