ALBUM REVIEW: THE PLEASURE ROUTINE – SUGAR MOUNTAIN

Pleasure Routine

Background
Formed in 2012 by high school classmates Kevin Sofsrud, guitarist Eric McDonald, and bassist Kirk Jacobs, The Pleasure Routine was designed as an outlet to shift away from a previous incarnation as a punk quartet. Rotating through a seemingly endless cast of drummers, the band eventually connected with Harry Gibbons to man the skins. Singer Lauren Kopp’s airy and soulful alto entered the fold to compliment and contrast with Sofsrud’s deep, narrative baritone. And with lead guitarist Nate Tang completing the lineup, The Pleasure Routine was born.

Strengths
Pure rock ’n’ roll goodness locked into an authentic 70s vibe. Songwriting is eclectic within that classic rock milieu. Comfortable with delivering genuine slabs of psychedelia, country-folk,pop-rock and blues, there is nothing contrived about the music on display.

Highlights
“Wires”, “Sugar Mountain”, “Two Artists”.

Sounds Like
The Band, The Rolling Stones, Gram Parsons, Neil Young.

Bottom Line
For diehard music fans who love their rock ’n’ roll unadulterated and wild.

Information
Official Site: https://soundcloud.com/thepleasureroutine

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