Kansas-born and New York-based Patrick Cleandenim has a gift for sly, danceable pop tunes and patches of lyrics that embed themselves wormlike in your head. His stage manner is theatrical and his looks otherworldly. And that voice! Is it still OK to describe vocals as “soaring”? Cleandenim’s vocals soar.
I caught Patrick performing songs off his second album, Orange Moonbeam Floorshow, at a warehouse party near Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, and his set was fresh enough to temporarily eradicate the sewage smells drifting up from the water. Reaaaaal fresh.
Check the video for his song “Motorik”