Baby Comes Home
Baby Comes Home is the extraordinary debut album by 22 year old Patrick Cleandenim. Combining a love of classic songcraft with a mountain of charisma, Cleandenim is just at the start of a highly promising career. After playing with Kansas favorites Clockwork, Patrick began performing under his own name with help from his brother Andrew and Clockwork drummer Jim Pillar. Shows opening for bands like the Decemberists and John Vanderslice followed until Patrick moved to New York to attend the prestigious Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Arts. Two years later, in December of 2005, Patrick returned to Lawrence to record Baby Comes Home. Booking an armful of sessions at Black Lodge Recording Studio (co-owned by local heroes the Get Up Kids) and with a killer rhythm section in tow, Patrick expanded the band to orchestra size by enlisting the help and goodwill of music students from University of Kansas to serve as string and horn sections. The sessions took place in the graveyard slot of 12.00 - 4.00 am. On the last day of recording, Patrick turned 21.