The Thing is a four piece from New York City.
The band originated in High School when Michael Carter, Jack Bradley, and Zane Acord bonded over a shared love for rock & roll. Over the years they honed their craft, self recording and writing songs influenced by 60’s pioneers such as the Kinks, Grand Funk Railroad, and artists of The Nuggets Compilation. As they progressed in skill and knowledge the band started to envision a career inspired by the likes of Brian Jonestown Massacre, King Gizzard, and The Black Keys.
The Thing started playing shows and creating a buzz around New York City in the Winter of 2022. Shortly after, the band embarked on small tours up and down the east coast. Their energetic live performances earned the attention of honest music lovers.
Their debut record “Here’s The Thing” was released in April 2023. The record is a compilation of songs written throughout the early years of the band. It was self recorded and produced deep in the hills of Sharon, CT, continued in their Crown Heights apartment, then finished in the band’s East Williamsburg studio, Onion Records. While each environment was set up with humble equipment, the band's commitment for authentic recording and their passion for rock & roll is what makes the album unique.
With the album out in the wild and the addition of Lucas Ebeling on the kit, The Thing is relentlessly touring, recording new music, and breaching the modern world of rock & roll.
LONG LIVE THE THING
Pleasure Cult in it's original form is a 4 piece created in Phoenix, Arizona during the fall of 2021. With recently releasing our E.P, The Best Secret You'll Never Keep, alongside a few singles such as "Lonely One" and
"Come Find Me" the decision was made to keep it going by traveling. Now it is a collection of old school inspired tunes with nostalgic sound combined, to make one dance, sing or do whatever they do best in the most pleasurable way possible.
Primarily only having played shows in Phoenix, Arizona we look forward to expanding our audience by playing new venues in different states. A few of our shows have been held at Crescent Ballroom, The Rebel Lounge and The Nile Underground.