SNEAK PEEK - Behind the Scenes of "Dying Days of Lois Lane" Video

In May I was reunited with my friend and creative soul brutha John Theroux of CTPAK Film Crew to start work on our new creation. WHAT IS THIS CREATION, YOU ASK?! A new video for “Dying Days of Lois Lane”.

When we made the video for Center of Command last year, we came up with an intensely personal story loaded with implications and symbolism. We also felt we’d only scratched the surface of what was possible with that narrative. When the time came to make another video, we decided to write a new chapter and took meta to a whole new level.

I don’t want to spoil anything because the video isn't out yet. What I will say is this: once you face the past (and it kicks your ass like mine did to me in Center of Command), you have to face yourself/selves.

5 Things I CAN say

  • There were sick costumes.
  • I wore a legit man bun.
  • We got an insane amount of bug bites shooting in a very old cemetery for 4 hours.
  • I actually had somene body double for me.
  • My co-stars are my fiancee Rachel (Hel Mary) and our daughter, Antoinette.

“Dying Days of Lois Lane” will debut soon enough but until then, here’s some shots from the set. And if you haven’t seen “Center of Command” yet, watch it below.

SNEAK PEEK: Behind the scenes of "Center of Command"

Director John Theroux of CTPAK Film Crew is editing my new video "Center of Command" but gave me some great pics from the set. We are so excited to get this out!

My co-star is the incredibly talented Cole Ibach. This was his first acting job and he gave an excellent performance. You might notice a passing similarity between the two of us. Good for you because I just told you so now you have to notice.

Click the pics below and stay tuned for an official release date announcement coming soon! In the mean time, buy tickets or RSVP here or here to the big release show at The Sunset in Ballard on 11/17!

The Current State of My Being

Currently Listening to:

The Raincoats, “Odyshape”.

I love discordant records with fucked up timing and lots of strings. This album, as best I can tell, is not loved quite the same as their debut but it is my favorite. Ana De Silva, Gina Birch, and Vicky Aspinall prove here that artistic vision trumps technical brilliance every time. I always turn this on when I’m feeling a little…well…

Currently feeling:

Exposed and impatient

My daily pre-release ritual is sending dozens of emails to press outlets every morning. It is an exercise that is both cathartic and absolutely horrible. There are the inevitable rejections, which are better than the inevitable apathy, and then, every once in a while there is the “I love it!” email that I’m not-so-secretly hoping everyone will send.                  
Possibly my greatest talent, if it can be called that, is investing my whole self in my music. I leave it all on the stage, the studio, whatever the place, I leave it there. That said, sending your heart in to the hands of the press can be kinda demoralizing if you don’t harden yourself and stay focused on what really matters.

After more than 20 years, I must confess that my biggest blind spot is my sensitivity to rejection. But my faith is stronger than it’s ever been and, though rejections will continue, so will I.

Currently feeling:

Better.

That felt good to say.

Currently really digging:

Kikagaku Moyo "House in the Tall Grass"

Beautiful Japanese Psych Rock. I don’t think I need to say more but I will. If Can was Radiohead with a  pinch of early Mogwai and everybody was pleasantly stoned, they would be Kikagaku Moyo. Highly recommended.

Currently hoping you are aware of:

The big release show on 11/17 at Sunset! You can get a copy of “Running from the Sun” on CD or cassette two weeks before the album drops and see a diverse bill of great bands. Let’s make this a bash to remember! You can buy tickets here and RSVP to the show here and/or here.

New EP, New Video, Big Release Show

Cover art by Logan Rohrkemper
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My debut solo EP "Running from the Sun" will be available on all streaming services and Bandcamp on Friday, December 2nd. 

If you've followed my music over the years, you've heard it take on different forms. This album represents a new way to hear my songs and I am proud to finally share it with you. It is atmospheric, haunting and very easy to sing along to. If you are a fan of Death By Stars or my solo stuff, you'll dig it! 

I put my whole heart in to this. I think it's the best thing I've ever done. If you want to hear it REALLY early...sign up for my mailing list and stand by.....

 

I filmed my first video this weekend. Directed by CTPAK Film Crew's John Theroux, "Center of Command" tells a surreal and cerebral tale. Have you ever stalked yourself through a playground? Have you ever had your ass kicked by your inner child?  I have.

The video will drop in mid-November but if you sign up for my mailing list, my sources tell me you can probably see it early.

 

Ok, so you don't want to sign up for the mailing list but want to hear the album early anyway?! FINE! How about you get your ass to The Sunset in Ballard on Thursday, November 17th and see a RAD show and buy a CD or a cassette copy (or both) of "Running from the Sun" two weeks before it comes out?! Ya happy now?! 

Seriously, I am so excited for this show. Among Authors, who just released an excellent album of their own and A Breakthrough in Field Studies, who are releasing a new album this month, will be joining us. 

I'll have brand new shirts and stickers for sale as well.

Music starts at 9pm, 21+, $8 at the door. Get tickets now!

Or let's say you wanted to go to the show for FREE, get a copy of the CD for FREE and a FREE shirt and sticker? 

There is an answer....

Sign up for my mailing list before 10/15 and you will get your chance!  

Saturday - Seattle Acoustic Fest + 2 Other Things

I’m gonna be playing this Saturday at 12:45pm, NOON 45, at Seattle Acoustic Fest hosted by All Pilgrims Christian Church in Seattle. It’s a stacked bill featuring a ton of great songwriters: Saint John and the Revelations, TBASA, Star Anna, Tobias the Owl, Big Sur, Dark Hip Falls, The Beatles…ok, one of those acts isn’t playing but I refuse to say which one. Anyway, this is an easy way to hear a ton of great music: it’s cheap, it’s all day and most importantly, it is QUALITY! Don’t miss this, buy your tickets now to be sure you can get in! More info here or here or here….or HERE.

Last week I played bass for the incomparable Hell Mary on The Spud Goodman Show’s 2nd Anniversary episode. She was great, the show was fun and we were joined by Derek Terran of the thunderous Wind Burial (don’t be a dope, check them out NOW) on drums. Watch the video or listen to the whole podcast here.

Seattle - girl, I need you so bad. TBASA, Hell Mary and I getting ready to depart for the Triple Headed Monster Tour in September. Substation in Seattle will be hosting our send-off show on September 4th. This is also Hell Mary's EP release for her debut "Worship Games". All we need you to do is show up, have a few drinks, buy an EP and/or a t-shirt, shake your sexy ass and get the hell home (safely). This simple act of fun and good times will help us buy gas, food and cheap hotel rooms in our bid to fill the world with love, laughter and our commercial wares. Save the date! September 4th at Substation! RSVP here.

3 Things I Did/Will Do This Summer

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Hellloooooo.....hi. While it may have seemed pretty quiet on the Patrick Galactic front the last few months I've actually been inCREDIBLY busy making it look like nothing is going on. I present to you this list of things that I've been doing to justify the extended public silence I've forced you all to endure.

1. I'm Touring the West Coast in September

For my first piece of awesome...I will, alongside my co-consipirators TBASA and Hell Mary,  be embarking on the Triple Headed Monster Tour of the BEST coast from September 4-12th! I promise we will almost be half as good as this AMAZING poster by Jim Nadorozny of Superbeast! Check out the Shows page for complete details.

2. I'm Recording My Debut EP

I’ve been working on my debut EP since May and am SO excited to share it with you….when it’s done, which it isn’t, but we (that would be me and the fine people at CTPAK Records) have been crafting some very tasty tones, textures and other “t” words that I hope you will love! I promise you new sounds. 

3. I Am Now a YouTube Sensation

The benevolent overlords at MountainHouse TV were kind enough to give me unfettered access to the bands performing on their much-loved YouTube series "The Cave Sessions" AND my very own show on their channel. The first episode of "The Pat Down" is up and ready for your filthy little viewing pleasure! We'll be dropping one of these every month, stay tuned....

Tonight Never Knows


TONIGHT

I'll be joined by Abi Grace, Hell Mary, Champagne Sunday and TBASA at Substation for TBASA's Lo-Fi All-Stars #66! This is a great bill, don't miss this! $6, 8pm, 21+

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The good folks at The Spud Goodman Show put together a very cool video of my new song "Strychnine". Check it out, give a thumbs up, leave a comment and SHARE! Thanks to the TSGS crew!

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FINALLY


Possibly the hardest question to answer in all of music history is answered by 550 artists. For the record, I pick John but they both were strongest when they wrote together.

Who do you pick?!

Join the All-Stars June 3rd

TBASA’s Lo-Fi All-Stars, an ongoing series of shows featuring up-and-coming songwriters from around the Northwest, has found a new home at Substation in Seattle. They’re kicking it off in a big way with featured performances by Abi Grace, Hell Mary, Champagne Sunday and me. It’s a great bill and a cheap way to hear new music from some of the area’s best! Click the pic, watch the show trailer and get yourself to Substation on Wednesday, June 3rd.