It’s been years since Young Statues’ last release, and it’s safe to say plenty has changed. The band’s 2014 sophomore release The Flatlands Are Your Friend took the band’s sound into the somber territory tread before by bands like the National, and before that, their self titled debut & follow-up EP Age Isn’t Ours offered varied moments of genre-defining musicianship. On the new 7” & digital EP Amarillo, the band’s refreshingly upbeat blend of indie-pop and alt-country is elevated to new heights by stellar production and musicianship. The wailing of the harmonica leads the bridge in “Somebody Else” and the perfectly filling harmonies on the b-side “Dive” are just two of the many highlights offered up on the band’s latest.
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American Pleasure Club A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This is out now. Being heralded as Sam Ray's best work of his extremely prolific career, A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This touches on almost all aspects of his prior work under different names, but never before has it been as concise and impactful as it is here. You can stream and purchase the album on Bandcamp for $5, or order a physical vinyl, cassette, or CD copy from our webstore.
This is Sam Ray's best album as Teen Suicide or Julia Brown or Ricky Eat Acid or anything else, and it's the best album of the young year so far by some distance... It's further evidence that Ray has a rare gift—present in his ambient work too—for making life's ugly moments beautiful and its beautiful moments limitless. - Noisey
"A Whole Fucking Lifetime Of This" is one of the absolute best albums of this young year so far, one you should hear as soon as possible. - Stereogum
In case you missed it in December, American Pleasure Club released an 8 song mini album "I Blew On a Dandelion and the Whole World Disappeared" on Joy Void. Cassettes of the album were 'made to order' but we have 20 copies left which are available as an LP/CS package with the new album for only $24.
The band will be touring the US in April with support from Special Explosion. Tickets are on sale now at www.cherryeatingcontest.com
Our friend Field Medic will be hitting the road with LA's Wallows starting later this month and running through mid march. Check the dates below, tickets are on sale now!
Gold Flake Paint were kind enough to stream the new American Pleasure Club single, "All the Lonely Nights In Your Life" taken from their forthcoming album "A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This" out February 16th. You can pre-order the album now.
Stream: American Pleasure Club - 'This Is Heaven and I'd Die For It', "A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This" pre-orders available now
"This Is Heaven and I'd Die For It" is the third single from American Pleasure Club's forthcoming LP "A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This". The new song, along with an interview with Sam Ray can be found on Noisey, or streamed below. The first two singles can be heard here: New Years Eve and Let's Move to the Desert. Pre-orders for "A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This" are available in our webstore now. available in our webstore now.