DEBUT ALBUM YEAH YOU, AND I OUT TODAY VIA DEP RECORDS
TOUR BEGINS MARCH 2 IN MONTREAL
“Yeah You, and I… is a densely layered indie pop gem that rivals Kingsbury’s main band in its artistry.” – GLIDE MAGAZINE
Sam Patch – the new project by Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire – has released its debut album Yeah You, And I (Dep Records), now available on Spotify, iTunes, and for vinyl preorder.
The original Sam Patch was a daredevil in and around the New York and New Jersey area in the early 1800s—a precursor to Evel Knievel (with a touch of MTV’s Jackass). Tim was struck by Patch’s strangeness, audacity and seeming disregard for his own well-being. The term “patch” is also commonly used to describe a group of settings on a synthesizer—another reason the name made a nice fit. Thus a new Sam Patch was born for the 21st century.
The music that would become Sam Patch was written and recorded on days off during and after tour with Arcade Fire all over the world. The album became an alternate creative outlet, one that allowed for another side of Tim’s artistry to emerge. While in some ways Yeah You, And I is the very definition of a solo record – he recorded, produced, and composed all of the songs himself – the album is also marked by his musical collaborations: from Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara to Tim’s wife Natalie Shatula and vocalist Basia Bulat.
We got our first taste of Sam Patch with singles “St. Sebastian” and “Listening,” the latter hailed as “a charging little rocker strewn with an array of buzzing, flashy synths…[that] will be killer live” (Consequence of Sound).
Yeah You, And I will be supported by a spring tour starting March 2nd in Montreal. For further information, visit sampatchmusic.com
YEAH, YOU, AND I:
1. Must Have Been an Oversight
2. 100 Decibels
3. St. Sebastian
4. Waiting to Wait
6. No No No No
7. Never Meant No Harm
8. Up All Night