• Pleasure Forever

Pleasure Forever, who released a full-length and EP as Slaves before changing their name, wouldn’t have sounded out of place on the slummy fringes of Las Vegas’s casino scene. The trio’s two albums for Sub Pop (they disbanded in 2003) have a kind of theatrical sleaziness and druggy elegance, embodied best in the psych-inflected keyboard parts laid down by front man Andrew Rothbard. Their small but formidable catalog fits in nicely with the west coast’s indie-sleaze racket of the early aughts.