Five Hundred Degrees
A sound nested between garage rock and shiny pop, this CD follows in the vein of Patrick's favorite lyrical style: the fictional autobiographical narrative. The clever lyrics and occasional Stevie Wonder-influenced broken prosody is a nice change in the current market of cookie-cutter songwriting, and Patrick's vocal execution is right on the money. This is a solid, rhythm-enforced disc that has a lot going on, yet tastefully avoids cluttering the soundspace. Take note of the great guest appearance by Hollywood actor Tung Thanh Tran on 'The Outer Me'.