Riley Morgan, of St. Pete rock band Pleasures, teams up with Adam Deranian for new 13% project

The project promises ‘dark valleys of dystopian drum-and-bass.’

click to enlarge Riley Morgan, of St. Pete rock band Pleasures, teams up with Adam Deranian for new 13% project
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Riley Morgan, multi-instrumentalist for St. Petersburg psychedelic mind-fuck rock outfit Pleasures has a side project called 13%, which features Adam Deranian, who Morgan (pictured above, foreground) met while playing together in another band called Crystallized.

For 13%’s new release, the pair dove into a computer and mixed as many genres as possible to come out with an electronic sound that Morgan says sounds like a “candy-coated video game soundtrack” that ventures “into dark valleys of dystopian drum-and-bass, ending on a broken plain of soothing acoustic guitar and distant vocals.” The release has been pushed back to September 13; stay tuned via

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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