PATTERN SEEKING ANIMALS
RELEASED: 05 JULY 2019
PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new quartet featuring the talents of current & former Spock's Beard members Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan & Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. Of the musical direction, Boegehold comments: “My goal was to produce music that’s progressive and intricate while keeping things immediate and melodic. Whether a song is four minutes or ten minutes long, I didn’t want more than a few bars go by without some kind of instrumental or vocal hook.” With the band obviously being closely associated with Spock’s Beard, John was conscious of exploring different avenues with Pattern-Seeking Animals, whether it was song structures, vocal arrangements, synth sounds or emotional textures. “Pattern-Seeking Animals was a clean slate so I found myself drawing on a few different musical influences and using some contemporary production ideas and sounds that I probably wouldn’t use with SB for various reasons.” Originally, planned as a recording project, P-S A will also perform live! Boeghold states: “The plan is to tour as much as possible and to come out with a new album at least once a year. In fact, work on the second album is already well under way.” The album is available as Limited Edition CD Digipak, as Gatefold 2LP+CD and digitally.