Tinkering away in his bedroom studio, songwriter/producer Gabe Mouer aka Patternist, has lofty ambitions; package nuanced human stories into concise, three minute pop songs. Flowing from armchair philosophy to troubled ruminations on mental illness, to stories of drug-addled hallucinations and the brevity of life, Mouer’s introspective lyrical stylings contrast the slick guitars, rhythmic synths, & infectious beats that make up the 35-minute runtime of his debut LP, ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Doing Here’. Dubbed “blithe bedroom pop” by Idolator, Patternist has been releasing songs since 2015 beginning with his self-produced EP Youth is Fading. The EP, which spent several weeks atop CMJ’s Top 200, was quickly followed by a string of singles garnering support from outlets such as The Huffington Post, PopMatters, and Baeble, in addition to several Spotify-curated playlists including Fresh Finds, Indie Rock All-stars, and Discover the Unknown. After a year of touring, with sold out dates across the US with artists like Vinyl Theatre, Finish Ticket, Flor, & The Griswolds, Patternist released his followup EP, Give It Up, its title track appearing on Spotify’s US Viral Hits. Coming off the polished, commercial production of Give It Up, Gabe decided to shirk conventional wisdom and make a record aimed not at a mass audience, but at people more like himself— a little lost, full of doubt and anxiety, and simply hoping to make peace with not having the answers. The product of those efforts is Patternist’s debut LP, written, recorded, produced, performed and mixed by Mouer. While the songwriter admits that he can’t predict what the future will bring for Patternist, he muses “As long as people are interested, I’ll keep making records.”

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