Wet Circuit City
7" - $3.50
Picking up what's been laid down - 60's British r+b, early boogie blues, 80's hardcore and punk rock - and taking it someplace else. The Pattern don't emulate some past's style, they make the future.
"Wet Circuit City" consists of two star-burst blurts of Pattern energy. "Breakfast" is a punk boogie number replete with tambourines, maracas and back-up oohs. "Sunned Things Speak" is a rumbling brash song sung slippery, played with intensity. This is The Pattern's second seven inch single, after six months of playing to packed Bay Area clubs and parties. Their music explodes from some place south of the ironic Rawk Revival but north of Ex-Emo Exploration. The Pattern are five boys with something in mind and a checkered past that includes time in bands like THE PEECHEES, ST. JAMES INFIRMARY, TALK IS POISON, and NUISANCE.
The Bay Area has always been known for having a strong underground music scene. So strong in fact, and with so many good bands from the area or just touring through that locals often take it for granted. That?s why it takes a lot for a band from the area to really shake things up. Well, my friends, that new band has arrived. They are from Oakland, they are a furiously tight fivesome and they are called The Pattern.
Just six months old, The Pattern has already left a permanent scar on the area with their fervent blend of rock and roll, pop, psychedelia and fun. They have a totally new sound and look. Something raw and loud and flashy. Ya, they all played in various other popular bands, and are known as having an "all star" line-up, but that does not matter, What does matter is that they put on a crazy live show, produce catchy songs and make you wanna dance.
- Amy Monahan (UC Santa Cruz Radio KZSC 88.1FM)