Patrick Joseph / About This Artist

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Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Label: Unsigned

Website: patrickjoseph.com

Sounds Like: Radiohead, Damien Rice, Tom Waits, Coldplay, Elliott Smith

Genre: Singer Songwriter

Singer Songwriter charts for Los Angeles, CA
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Patrick Joseph had moved from his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA in late 2008 with nothing more than the hope of turning a box full of demos and the meager contents of a savings account into a new life that better suited him than the small town in which he was raised.

In 2009, Patrick Joseph sold over 2,000 copies of his debut EP "Basement Tapes EP," which is currently still out-of-print. The EP was a complete DIY effort and afforded Joseph a sizable following on MySpace and Facebook.

In 2009 his song 'Arsonist Blues' from "Basement Tapes EP" won top prize in a competition sponsored by Spin Magazine, inviting the interest of indie label Original Signal Records (Ingrid Michaelson, Butch Walker). Joseph passed on the offer, but the experience inspired him to replant his roots out west in the Los Angeles music scene, where he now resides.

Soon after, his debut full-length album "Antiques" was self-recorded, self-produced, performed in solo, and mastered by Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Adam Ayan (Foo Fighters, Incubus, Rolling Stones) at Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine. The album received critical acclaim from blogs, magazines and radio as well as placement in indie films including the Sundance 2012 entry "The Boys of Abu Ghraib" starring Sean Astin, as well as significant placements with MTV, the CW Network's "Gossip Girl," NBC's "The Office," ABC's "Happy Endings," NBC's "Chicago Fire," and a feature on FuseTV On Demand Cable. Joseph is also composed the title track to the upcoming feature film Spin (2012) directed by Rob Garcia.

In March 2011, Joseph was voted runner-up as the Best Emerging Artist of 2011 by The Deli Magazine.

On November 22nd, 2011 Joseph released a 6-song acoustic EP entitled "Relics," accompanied by several successful YouTube videos to promote the release. In February 2012, "Relics" won an International Acoustic Music Award for Best Male Artist and is nominated in the folk/acoustic category at the 2012 Hollywood Music In Media Awards.

In January 2012, Joseph was named the Top Indie Artist of 2012 by indie music website Indie-Music.com.

Joseph has performed across the United States from coast to coast on tour and at festivals, most recently as an honored guest at the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival, the Burbank International Film Festival, as a showcased artist at SXSW 2012 in Austin, TX, a showcased artist at NXNE 2012 in Toronto, Canada, a showcased artist at the Cutting Edge Music Conference in New Orleans, and CMJ 2012 in New York. He is currently at work on his second full-length album, Moon King.


““I like the grit in his vocals and the songwriting is very strong. Nice to see that he gives as much thought to the lyrics as to the instrumentation. That he did this all himself makes this doubly impressive.””
Doug Brod - Spin Magazine

“The album includes "Arsonist Blues," a song that landed him an offer from Original Signal records and has him sounding like the grittier, spirtual successor to Jeff Buckly's throne.”
Angelo Lorenzo - The Deli Magazine

"Joseph has a way with words, and “Don’t Believe It” is lyrically and musically robust, with not a single note wasted or out of place."
NME Magazine

"My only hope is that the world will get back to appreciating real music so this Patrick Joseph can shine like the star he is."
Shaine Freeman - AIE Magazine

"This is the thinly-veiled dichotomy of Patrick Joseph's music - while his lyrics and vocal performance can appear bitter or downtrodden, the music is so pure and whimsical that it will ultimately leave you with a smile on your face."
Mark Morton - Music Emissions

"That's Patrick Joseph. Never heard of him? No worries. The L.A.-based singer-songwriter's first album, "Antiques," was released this month, and if there's justice in the world, you'll know his name soon enough."
scenenow - NEMS360.com