Who: Once, pacific northwest band, Patternist lands in your earshot be prepared to find some new favorite songs.
What: We’re not in the business of spoilers so we’ll just call the video for “I Don’t Feel Real”… eccentric.
Why: Patternist just swept us off our feet with a sparkling beat and smooth, smooth vocals and now… well now we just want more (so it’s good they’re releasing a new album, I Don’t Know What I’m Doing Here, on September 6th.)
“‘I Don’t Feel Real’ was the first step towards me taking more of a narrative approach to songwriting. Just after the release of Give It Up [EP], I had this debilitating crisis of identity as a songwriter that spiraled into feeling like I sort of didn’t have anything to offer anybody, and really like I had no real prospect for the future. You know, stuck in this very myopic view of my life I just walked around feeling entirely empty, which is where the phrase ‘I Don’t Feel Real’ came from. But I knew when I sat down to write that I didn’t want to be like, ‘I’m sad,’ for 3 minutes, it just wasn’t interesting to me and I didn’t think it would be interesting to anyone listening to it. So I wrote this story about someone who winds up in the hospital after a particularly self-destructive emotional breakdown, who’s forced to acknowledge what a burden that can be to the people around them. Strangely enough, it felt more personal to mix the fictitious with real-life experiences. ” – Gabe Mouer, frontman for Patternist
Who: Dylan Disaster is a seasoned punk rock professional, so it makes sense that his new solo venture is turning out tunes you’ll be playing on repeat for years to come.
Why: From his forthcoming release Remission (out August 31st), dive into “Milestone”.
What: “Milestone” has true punk energy that makes us feel like we’re in the middle of the crowd at one of Dylan’s shows, even if we’re just jamming along in our car.
“It’s about losing control, spinning into a state of panic, or even having a full on anxiety attack… When you’re dealing with depression and trying to pull yourself back up from the ground you can slip real easily and when you do, it can get real dark real quick internally and you kind of panic because you don’t really know if you’re going to be OK again.” – Dylan Disaster