Paul and the Patients
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Paul and the Patients

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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"just damn addictive... psychedelic-based songs, the tracks consistently hook in your head"

"I am exploding with the need to talk about a band I am fucking obsessed with right now: Paul and The Patients"

"There was the buzz around TV On The Radio’s 2008 release, Dear Science, which found itself at the top of a number of Album-of-the-Year lists. Then there’s been the increasing leakage of music from Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest (released May 26th on Warp Records) and The Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca (set to be released tomorrow on Domino Records). It's quite a list. Paul & the Patients should not get lost in the mix! ... Paul and the Patients recognize the historical moment of which they are a part, but still they find ways to set their music apart from everything else around them."

'Musically, this is the kind of band that the major labels try their best to create artificially. Catchy hooks abound, comfy atmospheres dominate, intelligent lyrics surprise, and it’s all easily accessible with a capital ‘A’." breakthruradio

"The general impression after listening to the EP a few times through is one of longing; the songs are good and five of them aren’t enough to really satisfy"

"I was hooked and I’m still hooked after the 40th-something listen"

"Signed by American Myth, the same new Brooklyn label that put out Self-Taught Learner EP the already-hyping Lissy Trullie, one can only hope Paul & The Patients get that kind of attention. BecauseTo The Lions EP deserves it."

"The smokey vocals echo over the foot-stomping drum beat and jangly guitars as Paul dishes out a piece of his mind. You tell ‘em, Paul. I hear ya."

"So many bands play hard and fast but very few are smart enough to create songs that stay with you after the amps are turned down... It is this dedication to lyrics combined with amazing hooks and bruising garage rock-soul that make this album truly special."

"These simple songs are good, and I think they have mass-appeal potential... they’re worth drawing some extra attention to" New York Rock Market
"Holmes’ knack for writing catchy songs. His vocals loom large over the music on the tracks—it’s mostly smooth, but at points is pushed to a perfect, raspy howl." New York Press

" Its five songs are somewhat lo-fi, have commanding lead vocals from Paul Holmes and comes with all the grit New York can offer in a very Strokes type of way. This EP does exactly what you what from a short sampler and should slowly build some hype for a full length record, which might easily put Paul And The Patients on the indie map."

"Really digging this act from Brooklyn on American Myth Recordings (Lissy Trulie's 'Self-taught Learner EP') with a big UK sound. Awaiting more tracks, this one debuted in the Hot 5, need to see this one live."
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To The Lions EP on American Myth REcordings



Paul and The Patients write songs that blend dark melodies and brooding dissonance, yet remain buoyed by propulsive rhythms that kick along and deftly keep them from sinking into utter oblivion. The compositions fit the blurred memories of late night outings to poorly lit bars, and the guilty gray mornings that follow them. To The Lions, also channels the unease that palpitates below the surface of the excesses of modern day America.

Paul Holmes (Vocals, Guitar) began writing the songs that make up To The Lions as a means of grasping the life that swirled around him. They served more as an act of therapy than anything. His original intentions weren't so much about creating something to perform live so much as a means of purging the emotions and thoughts he held within. He spent long feverish nights in his room, writing and then immediately recording and mixing tracks, creating new material at a prolific pace. Those songs tackled everything from relationships and boredom, to feeling like a king one moment and a total slob the next, and a recently developed heart condition that forced him to think a little more clearly about his own mortality.

Eventually it was time to take the songs out from behind the safe confines of the bedroom walls, which were running out of space to hold them all in. To help flesh the creations out live Paul enlisted the help of some friends. Dave Greenwald (Drums), Jay McBride (Guitar), Pete Swan (Bass), and Josh Ascalon (Synths, Vocals) became The Patients. After nearly a year of playing gigs every other week together, and practicing non-stop, the band has grown very comfortable with their material and each other on stage. The self-produced tracks on the EP were fittingly for the most part recorded live in the band's practice space. With the release of To The Lions, Paul and The Patients are excited at the prospects of bringing their music to a wider audience this summer as they continue to play shows and write new material.