Synergizing the most infectious sounds of post-punk, new wave, and mutant disco, the quartet coined a new genre with the title of their 2015 debut LP This Is Post-Wave. While drawing on timeless influences from DEVO, Talking Heads, and Orange Juice, the sensory overloading experience of their live performances usher in a new musical dawn. Combining mesmerizing visuals with propulsive electronic beats, scorching instrumentation, and never repeating set lists, they imagine a utopia where ravers, punks, and hippies can peacefully co-exist.
Pleasure Beat is a band formed in Middletown, CT, in early 2015. Taking cues from post-punk and new wave groups, the band also cites the musical history of cities like Minneapolis and Los Angeles as influential. Taut guitar lines and warm synthesizer texture stretch and pulse through the band's sharp and present songwriting. At times tense and sparse, the arrangements also reach lush peaks where the group's playing interlocks in compelling form.