Autumn Owls are getting ready to release their debut full-length, 'Between Buildings, Toward The Sea,' on Oct. 23, but the trio from Dublin, Ireland, have already been around the block. They recorded their album in Chicago with Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron and Wine), and as they told, they finished writing their second single, 'Patterns,' on a cruddy acoustic guitar they bought while touring in the middle of Texas. The track itself has a world-weary sound, part of what make these relative newbies sound like vets. Grab 'Patterns' here for free.

"[It's] one of the few songs that I wrote at home in Dublin," Gary McFarlane says. "'Patterns' was a difficult song right from the start. I never felt like it was finished or that it was good enough to present to the rest of the band. It wasn't until a year later, when we were touring in Texas, that I re-wrote some of the parts on a s---ty acoustic guitar that we bought for $50."

"It was a difficult song to record, too, and for a long time, it looked like it would not make the album," he adds. "We revisited the song not long before we left for Chicago to record. It was then that we added the piano and some of the noisy layers at the end to give it a bit more fervor."

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