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Pleasuremad

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    The Stride
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    Grace
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    kitchen beat
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    Coronation
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    To Make It Count
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Pleasuremad is the solo project of Jack Riley (formerly of Art School Girls).
Jack’s home-recorded music explores the layered experience of being a young adult in a culture that rewards excess.
In late 2017, they set out to create the best sounding music they could while spending as little money as possible. After weeks of writing and recording songs in their studio apartment in Richmond, VA, they released their first EP under the name Pleasuremad, The Foolish One/Misery's Company. Both vibrant and introspective, the songs portray the line between euphoria and despair that is so central to coming of age in America today.
Pleasuremad’s debut record, Where The Tragic Happens, features meditations on gender identity, the social disconnect between generations, and the struggle to find connection with other people. Glamorous and surreal, urgent and gentle, the album is full of heart, and sure to stick in your head.
Relocating to Hartford, CT in 2018, Jack continued writing and recording, shifting their focus to sample-based music. Their single "kitchen beat" was released in September of 2019 and featured on Funnybone Records compilation House Sounds. In late 2019, they released follow-up singles "The Stride" and "Grace." The new singles find magic in the mundane, taking the listener to a place where fantasy and reality meet.

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