Monday music roundup: Set and Setting, Pleasures, Saskatchewan

Pass a few minutes of your Monday with some tunes by three Bay area(ish) acts.

If you're bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this fine Monday, you may not need some eye and ear diversions. For the rest, here's a few videos and a rad cover track by three Bands from the Bay that'll help kick-start your day (or provide a rocking respite when the need arises).

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I've been gushing about Pleasures since catching the Sarasota quartet a few weeks, their dark, experimental pop-noise and tripped-out space rock odyssey sound powered by Sons of Hippies former Katherine Kelly on raging guitar and sweetly biting lead vocals along with synthesizer maestro Greg Ferris, whose support intones get eerie effects in the ominously propulsive "Honeypot Bounce"; video below. We dig the food-sex-dance reference in the song's title, goes nicely with the theme of this week's Food Issue-inspired feature; stay tuned for that. Hear more Pleasures and get tour dates here

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I'd intended on sharing this recent video from St. Pete's own Prosthetic Records-signed post-rock/classical/metal instrumental five-piece Set and Setting, but it got lost in the shuffle. Luckily, I found it. So, enjoy. "Coping" is a heavy burner that rips and soars through its more than seven minutes. The video was directed by Todd White (Toxic Holocaust) at UP Productions with CGI effects provided courtesy of Beeple, and it originally premiered at NOISEY. Set and Setting launch a U.S. tour from The Nine 10 in St. Petersburg on August 22. More info and complete tour dates here.

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And lastly but certainly not leastly, for your Monday listening pleasure, we have Orlando dream pop outfit Saskatchewan covering Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do With It?" below. More info about Saskatchewan here.


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