New album “Spooky Action at a Distance” out October 27th via InsideOutMusic
Pattern-Seeking Animals (PS-A) is a pioneering force in the progressive rock genre, consistently pushing the boundaries of musical exploration. Having already left an indelible mark on the genre since their self-titled debut in 2019, Pattern-Seeking Animals weave captivating narratives into an eclectic soundscape. Hailing from the lineage of the influential Spock’s Beard, Pattern-Seeking Animals features John Boegehold (keyboards and production), Ted Leonard (lead vocals and guitar), bassist Dave Meros, and the dynamic Jimmy Keegan on drums. Formed as a conduit for Boegehold’s visionary compositions, the band has evolved into a driving force of progressive exploration, crafting music that is both intricate and immediate.
Pattern-Seeking Animals (PS-A) share another musical glimpse of their upcoming album, Spooky Action at a Distance, out on InsideOutMusic on October 27th.
With their new single “Somewhere North of Nowhere”, the US-based group delivers yet another catchy track with an animated and AI generated music video. John Boegehold comments on the story of “Somewhere North of Nowhere”:
“Somewhere North of Nowhere is a cheery little story of a guy on a spiritual journey who soon realizes he’s being followed. Might be preternatural forces, might be aliens, but he soon discovers something very, very bad is happening right over the horizon. It’s too late to turn around as the dire situation is only getting worse. Or, he could be hallucinating all of this…”
Watch the video to “Somewhere North Of Nowhere” below.
The album’s first single, “Window to the World”, that came out in August, immediately captivates with its high-energy, up-tempo art-rock infused with elements of ska and reggae. Demonstrating the band’s fearless approach to experimentation, the single introduces listeners to a sonic universe that is both innovative and nostalgic. Stream & watch the video to “Window to the World” here:
“Spooky Action at a Distance” is available in the following formats:
· Limited 2CD Digipak*
· Digital album*
· 2LP Gatefold vinyl 180g**
*including 3 live bonus tracks from ProgStock 2022
**including 2 live bonus tracks from ProgStock 2022
Pre-order “Spooky Action at a Distance” at : https//patternseekinganimals.lnk.to/SpookyActionAtADistance
Spooky Action at a Distance finds Pattern-Seeking Animals more confident than ever, approaching new soundscapes and topics, showcasing their evolution, and commitment to pushing their own creative boundaries.
John Boegehold explains, “Because this is our fourth release in less than five years, my intention was to shift gears and not go over ground that’s already been covered. In addition to using different sounds, textures and musical styles, we approached the vocals, especially backing vocals from a fairly different angle. In addition, the album was recorded, mixed and mastered at a different studio with a different engineer than our previous three releases.”
The different approach is not only noticeable in production and sounds, but in the lyrics as well. “The subject matter of the lyrics include a Norse king contemplating life while being conquered, an aging seeker on the path toward enlightenment, aliens hunting down humans trying to evade capture, the life of a conflicted soldier before and after WW1, a pregnant teenager leaving a bad situation at home, a reluctant hero victorious in her final battle and a guy’s girlfriend who leaves him because of his conspiracy theories.”