Synthpop project Whitcomb releases new EP "Everlasting"
Patrick Baxter has been making music since he was thirteen years old. In middle school, he played in jazz and symphonic band. His skills allowed him to land into a local arts based high school where he continued his studies with jazz and symphonic bands. His later years saw him grinding out in the local punk scene, playing in a band called DBGC. He also played in the death metal band Death’s Eminence, which has gained some notoriety in his hometown Novato, California. Baxter began to line-up members for a new band that he was writing for when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Rather than letting the pandemic blues hit him, Baxter decided to buy a Roland midi synth and laptop. After experimenting with electronic sounds and writing tons for the project, Whitcomb was born.
Baxter, though not the type to listen too much to whatever genre he is writing in, has always adored New Order. This was one of his major influences when creating Whitcomb. Other loves of his include Cold Cave, Choir Boy, and Patrick Cowley. Fans of all those bands, producers, and musicians will immediately fall in love with the sound of Whitcomb.
Whitcomb unleashed his debut EP “Everlasting” on March 5th, 2021. Released in a trilogy of formats including digital, CD, and cassette formats, Baxter had this to say about “Everlasting”:
I wrote the EP during a very difficult time, without getting into specifics my family and close loved ones had been devastated by a series of awful tragedies. And I felt very alone at the time. I think indirectly this EP has to be about all of that. And the more I listen and analyze the songs and lyrics, that becomes very clear to me. Since then we have gotten through all that, and I’ve written a lot more upbeat music, funny how that works.
Whitcomb is not stopping there, however. With his producer Jeff Harris, Whitcomb has already finished writing and recording their new album. Whitcomb plans to have their next single and music video combo out in late July or early August.
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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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