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ALWAYS HELL Global evacuation route Cross-Atlantic power moves Last night you saw foundations shake And you slumbered like a fool In these times you always falter In these times you turn away Douse the money with the gasoline As you’re waiting for the grave While we wait for the sky to fall It’s always hell, always hell While we wait for the exile It’s always hell, always hell While we wait for the bomb to drop It’s always hell, always hell It’s always, always Watched an institution break Disassembled at the stroke of noon Saw them burning on the stake You believed it still untrue At these times you always falter At these times you turn away Douse yourself in the gasoline As you’re waiting for the grave While we wait for the sky to fall It’s always hell, always hell While we wait for the bomb to drop It’s always hell, always hell With the demons, with the dogs It’s all gone wrong for us While we wait for the sky to fall It’s always hell, always hell While we wait for the exile It’s always hell, always hell With the demons, with the dogs While we wait for the sky to fall It’s always hell, always hell It’s always hell, always hell It’s always, always
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PLATE GLASS EYES With the specters of night there’s a burning drive to admit our lies At the break of dawn we see the dust from the truth As the tracks of dogs lead past our homes with their muzzles off They crash the cars and leave them smoking for you I see myself in those plate glass eyes I see you in the valley below I see myself in those plate glass eyes I see you in the valley below With uncanny pride the phantoms of night let out their cries While the sleeping babes shake their heads with disgust All the shrines of fools started closing in with increasing thirst Where’s the last of the wise men left to go I see myself in those plate glass eyes I see you in the valley below I see myself in those plate glass eyes I see you in the valley below I see myself in the valley below
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There’s a rift, A crack in time

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FOTOCRIME is the new musical endeavor by R.Pattern (aka Ryan Patterson, formerly of Coliseum). After over a decade as the singer-guitarist of post-hardcore trio Coliseum, Pattern forged ahead on his own with a new vision, sound, and moniker: Fotocrime.

Crafted alongside longtime collaborator and producer J. Robbins at Robbins’ Magpie Cage Studio, Fotocrime's debut, Always Hell, is a menagerie of trenching riffs and synth-driven melodies, all preaching in a darkness that is both inescapable and spellbinding. At his most lyrically malevolent yet, Pattern pooled inspiration from cloak-and-dagger crime fiction, dark Rockabilly crooners, and Technicolor melodrama. With an arsenal of analog synths, drum machines and his signature guitar sounds, Pattern breathes sinister new life into Cold War paranoia, modern-day malaise and smoky noir.

The EP’s bewitching opener “Always Hell” introduces Fotocrime’s sonic tenets at full force— staunch, battle hymn drums, lush keyboards, driving bass, single-note guitar work, and Pattern’s unmistakable drawl. B-side “Plate Glass Eyes” is a cold-blooded pyre burning for a lost soul, while “Tectonic Shift” parlays John Carpenter creep into a gothic waltz.

Fotocrime also features Shelley Anderson and Nick Thieneman in the live band.

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released May 12, 2017

FOTOCRIME is R.Pattern
Produced, Engineered, Mixed: J. Robbins
Recorded: Magpie Cage, Baltimore
Assisted: Matt Redenbo
Mastered: Dan Coutant, Sun Room Audio
Cover photo: Mickie Winters
Layout: R.
All songs copyright FOTOCRIME (BMI)
Administered by Rough Trade Publishing

FOTO-001 2017

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Forging a connection between the shadows of the underbelly of the mid-century American Dream, the ghostly corners of post-war Europe, and the present moment, FOTOCRIME breathes new life into Cold War paranoia, modern-day malaise and smoky noir.

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