Pleasure Cruise describes themselves as,
"kitsch goth-punk outfit conjured by two songwriters, Sunni J and Rad Ross, who dabble in subject matter expressive of the Hollywood Babylon sex, drugs and rock n roll mantra, polishing off B-movie fantasies with flamboyant lyrics and onstage theatrics. Blending distorted guitars, lush-layered keyboards and manic sampling, the duo's shared duties between bass, vocals and the occasional guitar sit atop programmed danceable, electronic beats and a variety of retroactive synth sounds. Incorporating their influences from late 70s and early 80s genres (no wave, new wave, glam, electro funk, darkwave, punk, coldwave, etc.)..."
According to experimental post-goth/post-punk/no wave trio Facehugger, the group has been compared to:
Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Smerge, Arab on Radar, various post-punk and new/no wave bands, "coldwave" music, dirges, collage art. Viewing and listening to live sets has been described as either horrifying or enthralling, the guitar playing described once as scary and questions asked about why the vocalist keeps shaking.
On the A-side Facehugger's songs include "Missed Connections" and "The Madman." Pleasure Cruise follows up on the B-side with "Anna Nicole" and "Pussy Disaster." The record is pressed on blue vinyl and is released in an edition of only 300.
Pleasure Cruise "Anna Nicole" mp3
Facehugger "Missed Connections" mp3
(Photo by Faith Ploener)
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