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American Pleasure Club is a rock band from Baltimore, Maryland led by singer, 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.

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released February 16, 2018

all music & lyrics by sam ray except -
"this is heaven" & "new years eve" - written & recorded with sean mercer.
“seemed like the whole world was lost” – spencer radcliffe on horns
“eating cherries” – kitty’s vocals

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American Pleasure Club is a Band from BALTIMORE, MD.

Formerly called "Teen Suicide" (among other names) they play a billion types of music & work feverishly, never stopping, never ending.

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Track Name: florida (voicemail)
going to florida
watching the temperature rise
my pretty baby
is waiting at the end of the line
oh, since she left me
cried an ocean wide
and if she doesn’t take me back
i’ll go down in it & die
Track Name: this is heaven & id die for it
pretty boys, yeah they’re up to no good
test it out, it’s well understood
beneath the palms when the lights start to leave
you started laughing when you looked at me

“art is dead” read the personal ad
keep getting stoned & you’ll never be sad
looking for coke in a state of bliss
this is heaven & i’d die for it

slumped down, he’s down for the count

drunk kids fucking in the backseats of cars
you started sobbing on the way to the bar
slumped down with your head on your knees
look in the mirror at you looking at me

so test me out, see what love really means
i heard you’re vicious but you heard i’m a freak
the body aches when you tell it to quit
but this is heaven & i’d die for it

slumped down, he’s down for the count

(i think it used to bring me down
but now i’m laughing out loud)
Track Name: all the lonely nights in your life
i see you smoking
on the lawn
you must be
skipping class today
my heart stops for
a second or two
all i want is
to be near to you

waiting for a train to come
wondering if i should call
it feels so familiar now
like i’ve heard this all before
and somebody loves you
it’s been that way for a month or two

if all the lonely
nights in your life
piled up to block the sun
are you crying into the
kitchen sink?
are you sleeping in too long?
somebody loves you
it’s been that way for a year or two
i’d wait a lifetime
just for a chance to call you mine
for a chance to make you mine
Track Name: sycamore
i forgot what that feels like
passion for every moment of life
he is the great provider
he’s the great provider

balloon stuck in a sycamore tree
outside a giant or a safeway
will he call on us today?
wait, wait, wait
Track Name: lets move to the desert
let’s move to the desert
every day, falling in love
it’s not so easy
to be so sad
when you can always
touch the sun

let’s move to the desert
every day, falling in love
picture the road
like rushing water
and the sand
lik the setting sun
Track Name: there was a time when i needed it
there's no way to say to you
i guess i made a mistake
i came unglued
i lost so much more
than the motivation i claimed
i took it for
i'm gonna figure it out
i'm gonna find a way
it's always new
it's always the same
it hurts like hell
and i'm scared that it
will pull us apart again

there was a time when i needed it
the feeling brought me anything
i asked for it
and it came to me
anything i'd wanna be
now i guess that time is up
i know it's gonna hurt
i'm sweating through my sheets
i haven't slept in weeks
my head is pounding
there's vomit on my shirt
i've seen it all before but
it always seems to get worse

guess i'm gonna wait til it comes again
closer now than i've ever been
i feel it sinking inside of me
from the top of my head down
to the bottoms of my feet
i'm crashing in tonight
i'm crashing in tonight
i know that this seems crazy
i know i seem insane
i just need you here
i need you to stay
if you don't mind
maybe i can call you
maybe for a little while
maybe we can go out
maybe for a couple hours
tonight
Track Name: seemed like the whole world was lost
lately, i get to feeling like i'm drowning
and i don't know what to do
i'm so in love with you
but i think i gotta give it up

push a little bit more each time
fell down in the bread aisle crying
usually it don't mean a thing
but today it changes everything

i am driving to the grocery store
when suddenly i split in two
my nose starts to bleed
i lose the feeling in my hands and feet

the bicycle kids rush in
as the room begins to spin
true love shows its teeth
i'm afraid of losing everything

Track Name: new years eve
i can't sleep anymore
my knees are weak
i get weak when you call me
don't wanna go to a party
all i said was true
all i said was true
Track Name: before my telephone rings
you made it hard to have grace
when i first saw your face
bathed in golden light from
some cheap bar bathroom's
teenage sacrifice

falling in love with the heat
I got the summer feeling in me
that's when you caught me again
across a crowded room gone
quiet just for you, i fought

you mentioned
it's not what you wanted
& it's not what you saw for me
come back to life
before my telephone rings
Track Name: just a mistake
my nose starts to bleed
when i walk inside
i drop my phone
and lie down for a while

3:29
on the 405
the driver's laughing
i close my eyes

to be alone
and convince myself
of what i hadn't done
and what i hadn't felt

i am picked up and thrown
he jolts & breaks
but we see bone through flesh
& know it's too late

no contracts here
we don't shake hands
but we know the rules
we understand

where i never was
and what was never done
where a soul might have been
a soul never was

i pull you close
this is what i'd have missed
and i can't say for a second it's
a mistake
Track Name: eating cherries
i'll be your fool
forever
as long as you adore me
just promise to adore me
i'll be your girl
when i first tried it
it changed me
now i'm eating cherries
beneath a sycamore tree
i'm covered in roses
i'm ruby red
baby, you changed me
i'm not over it

oh, i love you
oh, i do
no one could love you
like i do
oh, oh oh
Track Name: the sun was in my eyes
six ways to cope with loss
ride your bike over to my house
get spaced out on the couch
let the tiny angels out
put a record on and try to sleep
get strung out for the next few weeks
throw your phone into the lake
it doesn't matter anyway

the sun was in my eyes
the sun was in her smile

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