Radio station: Listen to music by Patrick Cleandenim
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Current Status: Writing and performing in New York City.
Sound description: Jazz-influenced orchestral pop.
Influences: Phil Spector and David Bowie, or Moondog and Elvis Presley
|Three Love Songs||2003|
|Baby Comes Home||2006||independent|
|Getting in touch with his inner child.||None||July 21, 2004|
|His goals and anxieties about moving to New York||None||July 21, 2004|
|Why Electric Light Orchestra is his favorite band of the moment (with friend John Eastlund)||None||July 21, 2004|
|Why Lawrence doesn't breed enough talented young bands||None||July 21, 2004|
Patrick Clendenin Roberts first made waves in Lawrence with Clockwork, a darkly-colored pop trio with Roberts on keys and vocals, Hugh Naughtin on bass, and Jim Piller on drums. Clockwork earned a reputation quickly by opening for The Shins, Son, Ambulance, and Ghosty.
In 2002, Roberts parted ways with Clockwork in order to record a more pop-oriented batch of songs under the name Patrick Clendenin. The "Three Love Songs" EP drew comparisons to Donovan, Belle and Sebastian and Van Morrison, ultimately being categorized as up-tempo folk-pop. With friends Jim Piller, Matt Pelsma, John Eastlund, Andrew Roberts and Alessa McCoy, Patrick continued to gain regional notoriety opening for Mates of State, The Decemberists, and The Anniversary.
In 2003 Roberts moved to the East Village of New York City to persue an education at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Performing less than several times a year, Patrick focused on writing and arranging the songs that would later be recorded during an extended hiatus in Lawrence during the fall of 2005. Dawning the nom-du-disque "Patrick Cleandenim," Roberts booked a handful of night-sessions at Black Lodge Recording Studio in Eudora where he recorded his debut full-length album "Baby Comes Home" featuring an orchestra of twelve.
Baby Comes Home will be released in Europe on Broken Horse Records (April 30, 2007) and in North America on Ba Da Bing! Records (June 2007).