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1.
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  
2.
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)
3.
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
4.
sycamore 02:54
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
5.
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  
6.
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  
7.
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  
8.
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  
9.
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  
10.
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
11.
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  
12.
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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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

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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Booking ghorbal@apa-agency.com
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