Patterns in the Static

by The Classic Crime

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Joshua "bloodbought" Mosher
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Joshua "bloodbought" Mosher This album as a whole is just great. Love it! I love the throwback to an old TCC song too at the very end, of the very end...
Nathan Clauser
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Nathan Clauser I love this so freaking much. It is so mature in thought that I listen to it multiple times and get different things out of the music and the lyrics. Best record to date! (But the previous albums are amazing as well) Favorite track: PITS.
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Parhelion Aim To me, Patterns in the Static has an almost nostalgic feel reminiscent of some pop-rock of the early '00s but shined to a modern, professional polish. Contrasting its boisterous sound is the lyricism which at times is dark, almost hopeless. "Destroy Create" is particularly heartbreaking, especially for anyone who thinks the world of this band. As ever, Matt's songwriting and the group's musical expertise are raw, emotional, and beautiful. Favorite track: The Water's Edge.
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justicekesner Here we go, TCC is the only band with this big of a discography to never let me down my hopes are high
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Jeffrey Fostyk I’ve told many people that if I was stranded on a deserted island and could only listen to one band the rest of my life, the choice is simple. TCC for life and eternity!
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Reflective Seattle rock outfit The Classic Crime has consistently produced infectious melodies and thoughtful lyrics since meeting each other in 2003. Starting with 4 releases on Seattle-based Tooth & Nail Records between 2006-2010, and continuing on independently since 2012’s self-funded “Phoenix”, The Classic Crime is one of the few left in rock music who haven’t run out of things to say. The band enters 2020 with their new album “Patterns in the Static,” a nuanced independent production zeroing in on the perils of modern life with lush indie rock and pop arrangements. Time has shaped The Classic Crime, and PITS explores that time's speed, character and effects with ear-catching up-tempo shuffles, exuberant anthems and melancholy ballads.

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released February 28, 2020

Produced by Matt MacDonald & Eric Lilavois

Engineered by Eric Lilavois & Julian Anderson at London Bridge Studio, Seattle, WA

Additional recording and editing by Matt MacDonald

Mixed by Matt Goldman*

*Summer of ’92 Mixed by Dave Holdredge, The Only Thing Mixed by Dan Koch

Mastered by Troy Glessner at S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Mastering

Special thanks to these friends and collaborators:

Dan Koch for pre-production help, additional arranging & additional lead guitar.

Liam O’Neill for playing drums on the record.

Robbie Negrin for additional lead guitar.

Matt Carter for playing the solo on Take the Moment

Producer/songwriters Chris Keene, Andy Othling, Dave Holdredge and Aaron Sternke for offering their time, skills and resources early on in the writing process.

Additional group vocals on Miles and Miles and Cold Loud Dark by Alan Clark, Brendon Cloyd, Jordan Celoni, Matt Harris & Matt MacDonald.

Art Direction by Matt MacDonald

Packaging Design & Layout by James Wightman

Songs written by Matthew James MacDonald (Scotsman, ASCAP)

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Track Name: Miles and Miles
Tectonic plates are shifting over time
Slower than my eyes can see
But I feel fine
It culminates in
Every interaction
Until I find that who I was
Is far from where I am

Now there’s an ocean between us

It’s alright to face the changes
(You don't have to stay the same)
It’s alright to find your own way out
There’s so many different places
(Where the boundaries are erased)
Where you can see for miles and miles

So many faces that I left behind
And every one has given me some change of mind
So much to find out
But there’s so little time
How do I hold on to all of them
When I look back they’re gone

Now there’s an ocean between us

It’s alright to face the changes
(You don't have to stay the same)
It’s alright to find your own way out
There’s so many different places
(Where the boundaries are erased)
Where you can see for miles and miles

Out in the wild
We will run
Follow signposts at the crossroads to the sun
Out in the wild
For miles and miles
Facing milestones with the wisdom of a child

It’s alright to face the changes
It’s alright to find your own way out
There’s so many different places
(Where the boundaries are erased)
Where you can see for miles and miles
Out in the wild
Track Name: Highlights
When I’m alone with no words to say
Sometimes I sit and just watch the rain come down
I’m waiting by the window now
It’s been awhile

I remember back when I was eight
So many hours in a single day I’d wait
Tapping on the fish tank
And watching them swim away

So what would it feel like
To be bored again
Waiting on a friend
With no distractions

We’re not gonna get any younger
Let’s slow it down
Waste some time in the here and now
It’s not over yet
We’ll get older and realize
The little things we did to kill some time
Became the greatest highlights

As I get older and the weeks fly by
I try to catch up but I blink my eyes
And now I’m 35
Forgetting what it’s like
To watch the tide roll in from the ocean

So what would happen if we tried to make it stop
Watch the ticking of the clock
Move in slow motion

We’re not gonna get any younger
Let’s slow it down
Waste some time in the here and now
It’s not over yet
We’ll get older and realize
The little things we did to kill some time
Became the greatest highlights

It’s never gonna stop now
So we gotta slow it down
Get off this merry-go-round
(Merry-go-round)
With some time to kill

It’s never gonna stop now
So we gotta slow it down
Get off this merry-go-round
Every moment now
Is a highlight reel
Track Name: Alien
I’m a liar if it looks like I know what I’m doing
The bitter truth is
It’s like I’m standing in the center of a big intersection
Asking directions

But no one slows
They got places to go
And they don’t see me but I
Just need a ride to an office
Or a job application (yeah right)
Maybe I’ll fake them

Oh, I lost my way
Another lonely ghost
Back from the barren plain
So I’ll just wait
For all the doors to close
Take me away again

I am the patron saint of chaos
If you pray I will answer with nothing
How I survived out there without wasting away
It’s a cosmic mystery

And I don’t want to go back, no
But it’s clear nobody wants me here
So when they’re tired they can look to the horizon and find me
Just a shadow shimmering

Oh, I lost my way
Another lonely ghost
Back from the barren plain
So I’ll just wait
For all the doors to close
And take me away again

All I’ve known
Is a wasteland as my home
So I will go
When all the doors close again
They never let me back in
Not after where I’ve been
I’m just an alien
I’m just an alien
Track Name: Take the Moment
Oh, we live in jaded times
And every moment flies by
Making it so meaningless

Older don’t get better without pain
But if I die on every mountain
How am I gonna live?

I’m digging in the the backyard again
Watching all the clouds float by on the wind
And then it hits me

If you got love (got love)
Got love (got love)
If you got love to give
If you got love (got love)
Got love (got love)
If you got love to give
Give it to the past and present
Give it to the future and your friends
And take the moment

Oh, we live in such a daze
Been stuck inside a maze
Waiting for the walls to cave in
And everyone’s avoiding the now
The only place to find a way out
Inside the moment

If you got love (got love)
Got love (got love)
If you got love to give
If you got love (got love)
Got love (got love)
If you got love to give
Give it to the past and present
Give it to the future and your friends
And take the moment
Track Name: Summer of '92
Remember when the neighborhood was ours
Bikes on the sidewalk
Passing cars
In the never ending summer of ’92
Sun bleached hair, freckled faces
Simple things to do

And at the end of each day
When our shadows stretched out
We’d swear to meet again
Soon as the sun came back around

Do you remember the streetlights
Riding home on our bikes
So sad to see the sun go down
When every day was a lifetime
We couldn’t wait to get outside
On the sidewalks in our hometown

Do you remember when the cops were called
Watched as the marriages fell apart
I swear when I graduate I’m gone
Into the great beyond

The only thing I know
Is I’m getting out of this town
Where everything moves slow
I’m not coming home
Not coming down

What’s it gonna take
How did we get separated
From the things that we used to do
In the these early august days
I can feel my heart ache
For the summer of ’92

I know it wasn’t perfect
But I feel like I’ve been searching
For a memory that I lost of you
What’s it gonna cost
To recover from the loss
Maybe a lifetime or two

All of the roads we went down
Without a map we found our way
All of the timeless wonders
The sun in the sky
The endless days
We couldn’t stay
Track Name: The Outside
Aim for the best
But I’ll settle for better
Good men don’t run, no
No matter the weather

I’m quick to think
But I’m slow to believe it
Quick to give
But I’m slow to receive it

Forgot the feeling of having some fun
the wholesome kind
like from when we were young

Always the same and I never was
The here and now and the yet to come
So come on

I’ve heard there’s victory
somewhere on

The outside
It’s never too late
To get past the gates
Out into the night
Open your mind
To the outside
In darkness you find
The spark of a light
Makes you feel alive
Open your mind

Shunned by the village so I burned it down
To get some warmth from that cold cold town
I feel a little less resentful now
Ready to push a few more fences down

You got a god who can fit in your pocket
You got a dream you can buy from a store
And they’re protected by suburban denial
I get the feeling like you’re ready for more
So come on

I’ve heard there’s victory
Somewhere on the outside

There in the hospital
Back from the fringes of the fold
Starving but somehow full
Broken but brand new burning soul
Nothing’s impossible
On the outside
Track Name: PITS
Angry ghosts keep me company
Eyes are closed but I’m awake
I can’t sleep deeply
Unless I’ve been drinking
Enough to drown out what they say

And what they say is more than I can take
Oh, what a warped way to learn from my mistakes

There are patterns in the static
Noises in my attic
Voices in my head keep me awake
I’m on the brink of madness
And I can’t help but laugh at this
Oh, what a way
Oh, what a way to learn from my mistakes

Nobody gets away with anything
All must bear the balance sheet
So I befriend the voices
They’ve taught me some songs I guess
But, oh how the truth stings when they speak

And what they say
Is more than I can take
Oh what a warped way to learn from my mistakes

Not awake but fighting sleep
I just hope
I can dream again

But there’s patterns in the static
Noises in my attic
Voices in my head keep me awake
I’m on the brink of madness
And I can’t help but laugh at this
Oh, what a way
Oh, what a way to learn from my mistakes
Track Name: Destroy Create
Goodbyes were said
Before I lost all sense of consequence
At midnight tearing down
I hold it under

By the neck
The cold eyed creature of my consciousness
Can’t sleep before it drowns
I hold it under

It took years to get this good
At sending myself into oblivion

Into oblivion
I am almost there
I am almost there again
If I don’t wanna die
Why do I need the nothing?
Who am I anyway?
Why do I always have to destroy to create

Backstage in the mirror
(Oh, I bet you are!)
Caught up in stories about how my former glory is lost
And how I used to be better
(You were never good!)
I agree but that still leaves me with two choices
And one, is isolate myself and drink too much and burn it down
And two, is to just quit
But I can’t do it
I’ve over committed
So number one it is

Right or wrong, the map that finds these songs
Always sends me into oblivion

Looking for a light
In this darkness
All the lonely nights
Traveling into oblivion
Track Name: The Only Thing
Couldn’t keep the walls
From caving in
Looked beyond the loss
And I saw no end

Didn’t mean to be a disappointment
My friend
I told you years ago
I’m not heaven sent
Not heaven sent

This is what happens when
You tell your truth to the river
And it keeps on flowing by
You plant your flag on the summit
Just to turn around to find
It goes higher than the sky
It goes higher than your minds eye

This is what happens when
You raise your voice to the storm cloud
And the lightning strikes your boat
And you know there’s no hope for the willfulness
That kept your ignorance afloat

I’m sorry if you hate me now
Or if you pity my lot
But I’ll keep on singing
Like it’s the only thing I’ve got
Like it’s the only thing I’ve got
Track Name: Cold Loud Dark
I don’t know, I don’t know
I don’t know anything at all
The older I get the more I know that

Not enough to wish and hope
We must make maps beyond the wall
it’s pulling me out and I can’t go back

But I am a shadow, I’m a liar, I’m a lesson never learned
I am a coward, but I’ll buy a second chance I never earned

I got this feeling like I’m starting again
Nothing but smoke in my hands
I got no hope in my head, no
Without believing
In the black and the white
I got no reason to fight
Except the need for survival

I don’t know, I don’t know
I don’t know, I don’t know
I never left that stop me anyway
Where it’s too dark to see
Too cold to breathe
Too loud to think
That’s where I find my way

I am a shadow, I’m a liar, I’m a lesson learned
I am a coward, but I’ll buy a second chance I’ve earned

It’s in the deep
Where the fight is instinctive
Out of the fold
There are fires to find
It’s in the cold, loud, dark and delinquent
It’s in the storm
At the end of the line
Track Name: The Water's Edge
Give me a drink cause I’m starting to think that I’m broken
Got no confession but still my reflection provokes it
I hold the gavel and judgements unravel for who I’ve been
Feeling the weight of the all
Medicating the turbulence
The mask in the mirror is not getting clearer to comprehend
Where do I begin

When will I see it again
At the waters edge
With no answers left
What will I see
Is it me or just a stranger again

I’m at the waters edge
In my anxiousness
What’s does it mean
To be seen
Without the need to defend

Left to myself in both sickness and health
I can’t do it
Skin deep interactions
Distraction’s the way to get through it
Everyone tells me that I should be happy for where I’ve been
But selling and sharing the shell that I’m wearing is wearing thin
Hoping to find and in time recognize my own reflection
Where do I begin

Never let anyone know that
Underneath the surface
What a vulnerable, nervous
Child I am but
If I can trust the process
If I can find what I lost this
Innocence I once had

I’ll see it again
At the waters edge
With no answers left
What does it mean
Is it me
or just a stranger again
Track Name: Before I Woke Up
I walk to the top of a hill
To see the sunrise over mountains far away
And just be still
And it brightens wherever it spills
And peels away the last semblance of night
The colors reclaimed by the light

But theres a space between always and never
On a clear day you can see forever

I had a dream they were coming
There was a gun in my hand
It was heavy and cold
Empty of ammunition

And it felt like thunder
As the devil and god
Both came for my soul
Right before I woke up

I walk to the top of a hill
Torn between two faces that aren’t mine
The hateful and unreachably divine
And I watch how the dawn repeats
As all the cowards cave to outrage
And the imposters act pristine

But there’s a place between always and never
On a clear day I can see forever

I drop back in
And I can’t find a way out now
As I drown inside the ocean of myself
Don’t know if I’m the weapon
Or if I’m the war
Something faceless screams
“Open the door”

So go ahead and spit your poison out
Go ahead and take your cheap shots
I’ve never been too proud
This is the end…