American Pleasure Club (fka Teen Suicide)

American Pleasure Club (fka Teen Suicide)

American Pleasure Club is a rock band from Baltimore, Maryland led bysinger, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Sam Ray. Accompanied by lifelong friends Sean Mercer, Daniel Windsor, and Nick Hughes, they make genre-defining music that dances effortlessly between scuzzy, full band rock songs,acoustic-led folk, electronic-pop experimentalism, and many other sounds.Ray started the band in 2009 under the name "Teen Suicide", and released his first album in 2011, when it was still a solo project. Each successive release brought with it new sounds, as well as new band-members, and by the time the last album under the name was released in 2016, they were working more as a collective than a proper unit, recording songs any-way they saw fit, with whoever was available and willing to help.Now, years later, with a proper lineup, a new name, and a brand new commitment and purpose, the band returns with the most cohesive & definitive album of their career thus far. By finding ways to meld the disparate influences and styles of their past work, while also breaking new ground with their songwriting & fidelity, they've created something unique and beguiling to old and new fans alike.Seamlessly blending sounds and influences as diverse as american folk & country traditions, drum n' bass, japanese ambient music, modern rap, classic scuzzy 80s+90s indie rock, and synth-ballads recalling badalamenti &julee cruise's iconic, haunted film scores for david lynch, "A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This" is an album that everyone on earth will love.

Special Explosion

Special Explosion’s second studio album, “To Infinity”, was recorded over the course of four years across the whole of the Pacific Northwest—from Northern California’s Panoramic House, Modest Mouse’s Ice Cream Party Studio in Portland, Chris Walla’s Hall of Justice studio in Seattle and the band’s own residence in Seattle. It’s an album that’s creation has strained relationships, overcome the delicate nature of ego and mental health during the creative process, and very nearly never came to fruition—and it sounds like it. Shedding the more rough and raw sonics that have previously garnered the band comparisons to Built to Spill, The Thermals and Kind of Like Spitting, “To Infinity” instead harnesses a more controlled dynamicism in the vein of Death Cab for Cutie and more contemporary acts like Foxing and Big Thief. This album greatly surpasses their previous work. The harmonies and haunting yet beautiful, the instrumentals clean and full.

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