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Sarasota, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Sarasota, Florida, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Electronic Psychedelic


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"Tonight in live music..."

"Kelly’s clear angelic vocals twist into strangely-shaped words and bizarre utterances that evoke Deerhoof’s Satomi Matsuzaki, her Pleasures' expansive tripped-out music full of spacey wailing and warped guitar sounds, and pulsating bass grooves that, paired with synth sonics that stutter, skitter, flit, fleet and spread in washing torrents, have a definite Krauty/psychedelic appeal."
–LP, Creative Loafing Tampa - Creative Loafing Tampa

"Plan B Block Party"

PLEASURES We’ve been gushing over PLEASURES for the past few months now (they even got a Best of the Bay award this year), but Katherine Kelly’s latest, and maybe greatest project is a total trip, and worthy of another plug. The former Sons of Hippies principal sounds like she’s swimming near the surface of a fishbowl on “Everything Forever,” the lead-off track on the debut outing from her new band. Things just get weirder from there. Her PLEASURES bandmates are synthesizer freaks who operate amps and instruments as if demented surgeons on a quest to create some kind of new sonic Frankenstein. It’s all tied together in a ready-for-orbit package that was clearly delivered by some kind of psychedelic, mushroom-taking postman. 11:15-11:55 p.m., Tequila’s. —RR - Creative Loafing Tampa

"Best Sci-Fi Psychedelia, PLEASURES"

The Sarasota quartet led by ex-Sons of Hippies frontwoman Katherine Kelly made its debut this spring. Her sweetly sharp snarls are treated with occasional effects, twisting words into odd shapes as she rages guitar riffs, while Greg Ferris’s synths come in spacey sluices or trippy stutters and Morgan Soltes blasts bass grooves to Michael Murphy’s pounding rhythmic base, taking experimental rock to sci-fi psychedelic levels of bombast. - Creative Loafing Tampa


Still working on that hot first release.



PLEASURES: Found nestled away in Sarasota, a sea-swept, sun soaked, and unassuming cradle of Southern Floridian creativity, come the retro psychedelic realists, PLEASURES. The quartet weave together a unique quilt of sonic tonalities found in Dark, psychedelic polyrhythms, bathed in sonic explosions from a distant galaxy where the 1970s spiked the water supply with DMT. Where the swagger of free love and a vibe that ignored all things repressive, was used as the cultural foundation and salvation of all who truly listen, search, and express. 

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