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New Pleasure Unit Playlist

Pleasure Unit now has a playlist set up at Webjay, the playlist sharing community recently featured at Wired. If you're interested in hearing a sample of some of the band's best material, visit Pleasure Unit's Webjay playlist to launch the songs in your favorite media player. If you feel so inclined, you can even leave comments.

April 09, 2004 1:59 PM

MP3.com Takeover

It was recently announced that C|Net will be taking over the rights for MP3.com. The move affects Pleasure Unit directly, as we have been hosting a few downloads there for several years now.

The good news is, C|Net has vowed to replace the old service with a new and improved version that is based on the early ideals of the Download.com site, promising "to do for musicians what it did for software developers when it launched nearly 10 years ago: give independent artists an affordable way to build a market for their work."

Look for Pleasure Unit material to end up at the new site shortly after it launches.

November 29, 2003 1:50 PM

More Downloads Available

Two tracks from each of the last three Pleasure Unit releases have been added to the Albums page for download.

The newly added tracks include "A Feel Good Translation," from the Automaton EP; "Vendetta," from Breadwinner Father, Homemaker Mother; and "The Vice," from the instrumental LP Prometheus, among others.

July 08, 2003 11:13 PM

Kid Antrim

Pleasure Unit will be appearing on a Kid Antrim Music compilation in the near future. As stated on Kid Antrim Music's Compilations page, "Father" (from the album "Most of the Sudden") is the track they will be featuring. Stay tuned for more on this future release.

May 09, 2003 8:01 PM

Back at it Again

Pleasure Unit was back in the studio yesterday, beginning work on their next full-length album. Stay tuned for more updates.

April 28, 2003 5:00 PM

Black Out

Once again, Pleasure Unit tracks heavily lace the Amanda Hades online series. The final episode of season two, titled "Black Out," features roughly 5 Pleasure Unit songs as part of its soundtrack. Look for more from the partnership in the upcoming third season!

January 20, 2003 3:31 PM

Band-Mates.com

Pleasure Unit is now featured over at Band-Mates.com, where you can submit your own reviews of some of the band's songs, or read what other listeners have had to say.

October 10, 2002 1:26 PM

Silence Falls

Pleasure Unit's music can be found, once again, on 3rd Floor Productions' "Amanda Hades" series. Tracks from "Prometheus," including "Cell," "Interlude A," and "The Vice," are featured throughout the new episode, which is titled "Silence Falls."

Also, new MP3 mixes by Kevin Skaggs will be posted on the 'Automaton' album.

New music is on its way! Watch for it...

September 16, 2002 1:33 PM

Squeeze the Lemon

The website has been updated. You can now click on album covers in the Albums section to read the band's thoughts on each particular record.

Brian is currently working on various projects. He plans to release an album called "Squeeze the Lemon," by mid-October. Many of the songs are already written. He also has begun a new production company to be announced soon. Pleasure Unit will stay hard at work doing what they do best, music.

August 29, 2002 2:05 PM

'Automaton' Released

Pleasure Unit put the wraps on their new EP, "Automaton," last night. The new EP contains eight new tracks, three of which are remixes. To see the full tracklisting, visit the Albums section. Downloadable audio will be available soon.

August 10, 2002 2:24 PM

'Automaton'

Pleasure Unit has been busy working on a new EP titled 'Automaton.' It contains a few new tracks and several remixes of already released material. Be sure to check back for more 'Automaton' news, as the EP should be released before the end of the month.

July 16, 2002 7:42 PM

Amanda Hades

You'll hear a few of the tracks off "Prometheus" in the latest episodes of "Amanda Hades." Check them out at AmandaHades.com.

May 21, 2002 5:44 PM

Coldhearted Woman

A new track from Pleasure Unit's new album has been uploaded in mp3 form. Visit the Albums page to listen to "Coldhearted Woman."

May 19, 2002 6:09 PM

Saxifrage

"Father," a track from Pleasure Unit's album, "Most of the Sudden," has been selected for a creative arts compilation called "Saxifrage" that is published by Pacific Lutheran University each year. For more information about "Saxifrage," see http://www.plu.edu/~saxifrag.

May 17, 2002 6:51 PM

'Breadwinner Father, Homemaker Mother' Released

Pleasure Unit's new album, "Breadwinner Father, Homemaker Mother," has been completed. To see the album cover and tracklisting, visit the Albums page. If you're interested in getting a copy, let us know.

April 21, 2002 6:30 PM

Getting Closer

Pleasure Unit held an all-night recording session last night, and finished several new tracks for the upcoming album. These include the opening track, "This is How it Begins," "Coldhearted Woman," "Forecast," "Marionette," and "Thrown So Low."

Some additional mixing was done on other tracks, and it is looking like the band is going to have a lot of good material to choose from when picking the final tracklisting of "Breadwinner Father, Homemaker Mother."

April 13, 2002 7:38 PM

Album Cover Unveiled

Pleasure Unit is happy to unveil the album cover design for their upcoming release, "Breadwinner Father, Homemaker Mother." The cover was designed by William Boyd, a young, talented Seattle artist. When describing his approach in creating the album cover, William commented, "I simply wanted to show in light and colour the contrast and quality of the album title." For more about William, go to: www.adobe.com/eportfolio/xtragenetic. To see the cover design for BFHM, click here.

April 03, 2002 12:03 PM

A Busy Month

Pleasure Unit was in the studio again on Monday night. They laid down several acoustic tracks and a track titled "Gefhl" that features Bernie doing solo guitar work.

In other news, Kevin Skaggs is currently working on remixing several if not all of the tracks from the recently completed "Prometheus" record. He'll most likely be doing the cover art for BFHM too. This should be a busy month for Pleasure Unit, so keep your eyes peeled for more news.

February 19, 2002 8:35 PM

Double Digits

Pleasure Unit was in the studio last night to work on BFHM. A track titled "Way Out West" was completed, and vocals were added to another titled "Bereavement." So far there are 10 songs in all that have either been started or completed. The band is excited about this album. Stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks.

February 10, 2002 4:51 PM

Recording Update

Pleasure Unit was in the studio Sunday night to work on a remix of "The Vice" from Prometheus, and material for the new album, "Breadwinner Father Homemaker Mother."

January 22, 2002 5:16 PM

Beside

An mp3 of "Beside," the 8th track on "Prometheus" has been added to the albums section. Send us an email and let us know what you think!

January 14, 2002 7:43 PM

Whole

The first audio from the newly completed "Prometheus" is now available to download from the albums section. The track, titled "Whole," was mixed by Kevin Skaggs.

December 18, 2001 11:37 AM

'Prometheus' Released

"Prometheus" was completed on Friday the 14th. The soundtrack's 10th track, titled "Whole," which was mixed by Kevin Skaggs, will be available as an audio file soon, with more tracks to follow.

December 16, 2001 2:51 PM

Looking Ahead

The new soundtrack, "Prometheus," is completely finished except for the last track, "Beyond Colours." As for BFHM, recording and mixing for the album is in progress, with one track already completed. When BFHM is finished, Brian says he will take a long vacation and pursue: finishing a musical, a children's album, and possibly recording a set of his modern guitar compositions. More details on those projects later...

December 05, 2001 10:42 AM

'Prometheus'

Both the album cover art and the tracklisting for the upcoming soundtrack "Prometheus" have been added to the albums section.

November 20, 2001 4:37 PM

New Band Photos

New band photos have been added to the Photos section.

Brian's name can be found in Drew Victor's latest album, "How We Win." Rumor has it that Brian will be producing Drew's next single.

November 13, 2001 7:13 PM

Multitasking

Pleasure Unit will be working on two albums simultaneously, with the recent addition of "Prometheus," an instrumental soundtrack. The band recorded at Burnt Studios last night and came away with five complete "Prometheus" tracks, and two mixes for "Breadwinner Father, Homemaker Mother." As "Prometheus" approaches completion, keep an eye on the albums section for audio tracks and the new album cover. More updates soon!

November 10, 2001 11:27 PM

'Breadwinner Father, Homemaker Mother'

Brian has begun work on preliminary instrumental tracks for Pleasure Unit's third full-length album, "Breadwinner Father, Homemaker Mother." Bernie has been listening to demos and writing lyrics. Keep your eye out for further BFHM updates.

October 19, 2001 7:14 PM

Latest Record

'Automaton' Album Cover

Automaton

  1. Abduction
  2. Emblem
  3. A Feel Good Translation
  4. Island (Luigi Remix)
  5. Hoax
  6. Plastique (New Brunswick Remix)
  7. Necessary
  8. Emblem (Say Goodnight Remix)