“Reality State” Patio

"Reality State" by Patio is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'
"Reality State" by Patio

Patio have shared their B Side “Reality State” from the Essentials sessions. The New York City group, includes Alice Suh, Lindsey-Paige McCloy, Loren DiBlasi. The band are influenced by classic British post-punk, the songwriting of Cate LeBon, and the close-knit Brooklyn DIY community from which the band first sprouted and building upon the delicacy of the band’s prior work. Essentials is due out on April 5th via Fire Talk Records (Deeper, Dehd, Weeping Icon).

Patio on “Reality State:”

“Reality State” takes its title from a long and winding conversation with a cab driver on my way to band practice about his previous life selling real estate in Dubai and all of the artifice that accompanied it – fake names, glamorous backstories, renting a Rolex for an hour to wear to the client meeting to help seal the deal. Due to some sort of linguistic mix-up, he used the beautiful and compelling phrase “reality state” instead of “real estate” throughout his 23-minute Wild West tale.

This song is the older cousin of “New Reality” from Essentials and presents a different take on the cognitive dissonance of living in a world on fire. “Reality State” is more concerned with personal dynamics – identity construction and performance, building and maintaining connection, and making space for worry about small and big things at the same time. It’s a snapshot of summer 2016-era simmering discomfort. As we dive into writing more and more new material, we’re releasing this remaining track from the 2017 Essentials sessions as a bookend or a final celebratory balloon.”

Patio
Essentials
Track List

01. Split
02. Endgame
03. Boy Scout
04. Scum
05. Vile Bodies
06. No Time
07. Open
08. New Reality
09. Reality Testing
10. Legacy Continued

Patio
Tour Dates:

12.31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory *
01.17 – Los Angeles @ Hi Hat
01.19 – San Francisco @ The Laundry

* w/ Cloud Nothings