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 low-ceiling town in which he was raised.
But thats just what he set out to do. In September 2008 Patrick Joseph relocated himself clear across the country to a town where he knew no one had no connections to a neighborhood he had never visited. After nearly a year and a half of making ends-meet recording other artists and playing as a hired gun on other peoples projects Joseph decided it was time to set his own music in motion.
Armed with a travel rig of recording equipment he brought over from Pittsburgh and a strong knowledge of gear and record production Joseph rented a piano leased a rehearsal space and began work on Antiques his debut full-length album. Never quite accustomed to affording the luxury of collaborators Joseph took it upon himself to record the entire album himself even performing every instrument on the ten tracks that compose the record. Joseph does his own artwork photography and video as well.
Antiques was mastered by Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Adam Ayan (Foo Fighters Incubus Rolling Stones) at Gateway Mastering in Portland Maine. The title refers to the length of time the songs had sat on a shelf in his own head before they actually saw the light of day so long that to him they themselves became antiques.