SEATTLE (December 9, 2022) – Seattle indie rock band Patty & The Oh’s releases their single, “Heard Some Kinda Light,” on January 31. It’s off their debut album, “Out of Everything,” due out March 3. As Valentine’s Day approaches, the single serves as a love letter from frontman Patrick Weatherly to his wife and Patty & The Oh’s member, Ashley. Patty & The Oh’s tells their love story with Lou Reed-esque vocals and keys, twinkling and dancing like neurons exploding into love at first sight.
“Heard Some Kinda Light” revolves around Patrick meeting Ashley. They met and fell in love immediately, but like any great sitcom, it took a long and frustrating few years before they ended up together for good. Ashley’s favorite album is “Graceland” by Paul Simon. Patrick says, “When I started writing the song for her, I wanted to give it a touch of Paul Simon, which is why I think it’s so different from the rest of the songs on the album while also maintaining the unique style of the vocals I had come up with for delivering the melody and lyrics.”
The album, recorded at Bear Creek Studios (Brandi Carlile, The Strokes, Regina Spektor), produced by Taylor Carroll, and performed with Patrick Weatherly, Dune Butler, William Mapp, Charles Wicklander, and Patrick’s wife, Ashley Weatherly, testifies to music’s power to create a sense of belonging while traveling eras and regionalities of sound. Ashley grew up on property less than a mile down the street from the studio. Patrick reached out to Bear Creek Studio to record “Out of Everything” after his wife experienced the traumatic loss of her mother last year. Following her mother’s death, the family sold the property without Ashley having the chance to return to her childhood home to grieve her loss. Patrick says, “I wanted to record at Bear Creek not just because of the quality of music that’s come out of there, but also to reclaim Ashley’s corner of the Northshore of Seattle. I wanted to make this album in the same woods she grew up in, even if her family’s land is gone.” The recording at Bear Creek became a way to turn that space back into hers and create a new future.
Despite the tragic events that surrounded recording at Bear Creek Studio, the album is anything but bleak. It’s full of spirited highs that blend a cross-regionality of sound into a South meets Northwest, Johnny Cash meets Seattle-infused indie pop rock. With “Out of Everything,” Patty & The Oh’s creates a sense of home and belonging for Ashley and the listeners themselves.
Out of Everything Track Listing
- Useless Love
- Out of Everything
- Heard Some Kinda Light
- New Flavor of Gum
- A Little While
- Nineteen Nineties Knives
- Societal Collapse Doo Wop
- Rabbit Hole of the Absurd
- Pointless Song
About Patty & The Oh’s
It’s not entirely accurate to say Patty & The Oh’s are from Seattle, Alabama, Nashville, rural Oregon, Boston, or Maine. Just like their music doesn’t fit neatly into one genre, they don’t fit neatly into any one place. Patrick grew up in Alabama making punk, grunge, and rap metal music with his classmates not far from where The Louvin Brothers played their brand of country gospel music decades prior, in the 1950s. His father’s work as a Methodist minister took him everywhere in the state—from the home of songwriting greats like Hank Williams Sr. and Lionel Richie to the Tennessee River Valley banks of W.C. Handy, where the Delmore Brothers sang their Brown’s Ferry Blues. Most of Patty & The Oh’s songs are about social justice issues that often directly contradict popular notions of Southern ethos and politics.
Praise for Patty & The Oh’s
“‘Useless Love’ rolls out on a retro-flavored rhythm topped by jangly guitars pushing out gleaming colors as Weatherly’s playful voice imbues the lyrics with capricious, shaded timbres.” – CelebMix
“If ‘Useless Love’ is any sign, we are in for a treat of an album.” – Rock at Night
“Rock and Roll Band Patty & The Oh’s masterfully combine many eras and styles on addictive, biting new single ‘Useless Love’.” – On Stage Magazine