Dust Bin Pleasure Forever - Bodies Need Rest
posted by June 13 at 12:05 PMon
Pleasure Forever, briefly known as Slaves, formed from the remains of forward-thinking San Francisco synth punks VSS. Pleasure Forever abandoned the noisy, Screamers-inspired discord of the VSS, replacing it with moody, gothic piano balladry more reminiscent of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. They released two full-lengths on Sub Pop, Pleasure Forever and Alter, before going on “indefinite hiatus.” When Pleasure Forever was active, I was pining for the VSS, and I never really got into them. But looking back now, I can better appreciate their nuance and more tempered weirdness. Conspiracy Records has released a posthumous collection of their rarities and b-sides, titled Bodies Need Rest, that should serve as a good refresher course on the oft-overlooked band.