This Patch of Sky

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This Patch of Sky
Years active2010 (2010)–present
  • Kit Day
  • Joshua Carlton
  • Nate Trowbridge
  • Joel Erickson
  • Alex Abrams
  • Katya Marcusky

This Patch of Sky is an Oregon instrumental post rock band, formed in 2010 in Eugene. The band consists of Kit Day (guitar), Joshua Carlton (guitar), Joel Erickson (bass), Sean King (bass), and Alex Abrams (cello). The band typically composes cinematic instrumental pieces that combine subtle-nuanced melodies and wall-of-sound guitars to create a symphonic landscape. The band was signed to German indie label Oxide-Tones in 2011 and released "The Immortal, The Invisible" and "Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine". In 2013 Oxide-Tones became extinct, resulting in the band releasing full-length album "Heroes and Ghosts" independently. In August 2014, the band released a full length self-titled album independently. In September 2017, the band signed with Graphic Nature Records, an imprint of Equal Vision Records and released a full length "These Small Spaces".

On December 30, 2014 This Patch of Sky's studio album Heroes and Ghosts was chosen as AmpKicker's Top 20 albums of 2013.[1]

In January 2014, This Patch of Sky was voted as "Most Improved Artist" in the annual Postrockstar 2013 Year End awards.[2]

Band members[edit]

  • Kit Day – guitar (2010–present)
  • Joshua Carlton – guitar (2012–present)
  • Alex Abrams – cello (2014–present)
  • Neal Williams - bass (2019–present)
  • Katya Marcusky – drums (2016–present)
Alex Abrams, cello player for This Patch of Sky
  • Andrew Sandahl – guitar (2010–2012)
  • Chris King - keyboards, synthesizer, rhodes (2012–2015)
  • Austin Zentz - guitar (2012–2013)
  • Nate Trowbridge – drums (2010–2016)
  • Joel Erickson – bass, synth, rhodes (2010–present)


[[File:|thumb|This Patch of Sky band]|thumb|300px|This Patch of Sky promo]]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Heroes and Ghosts (2013)
  • S/T (2014)
  • These Small Spaces (Sept 22nd 2017)


  • Brand: A Second Coming (2015)[3]

[[File:|thumb|This Patch of Sky live show]|thumb|300px|This Patch of Sky at Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR]]


  • The Immortal, The Invisible (2011)
  • Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine (2012)


  • Heroes and Ghosts appears on the "Ode To An Unspoken Moment" Compilation(2013)

In popular culture[edit]

  • Their song "With Morning Comes Hope" is featured in [4]
  • Their song "Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine" is featured in the 2014 "[5]
  • Their song "A Light In The Attic" is used for the trailer [1]Cuando Toco - When Touched[6]
  • Their song "A Light In The Attic" is used for 2012 [7]
  • Their song "A Light In The Attic" is used for the "[8]
  • Their song "Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine" is used for a Petco commercial featuring the [9]
  • Their song "A Light In The Attic" is used in the [10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Smiley, John. "AmpKicker's Top 20 of 2013".
  2. ^ Smiley, John. " Year End Awards".
  3. ^ Day, Kit. "Brand: A Second Coming".
  4. ^ "Eric Koston: One Obsession".
  5. ^ Smiley, John. "NCAA Men of March Video".
  6. ^ Smiley, John. "Cuando Toco Trailer".
  7. ^ Smiley, John. "2012 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup Promo Video".
  8. ^ Smiley, John. "Ford Mustang 2013 Global Launch - Shanghai Event".
  9. ^ Smiley, John. "Westminster Dog Show pres. by Pro Plan".
  10. ^ Smiley, John. "BFGoodrich "Fresh Tracks" Playground Earth All-Terrain Relay Adventure".

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