DFW Music News

Shock of Pleasure Readies Debut, Entertains Area Elite

Kelly Christian can sing, we think.

Although local electro lounge band Shock of Pleasure’s new album doesn’t hit the streets until mid-September, folks can get a (pricey) taste of the band tomorrow night when it performs at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. The band will be playing the bar of the ultra-expensive hotel, though, so one will only have to exorbitantly overpay for drinks to see them.

Shock of Pleasure has been around since 2004, but has only released a couple of singles (one of those, “This is a Test,” received quite a bit of hoopla last year). The debut full length, appropriately titled It’s About Time, features a couple of interesting cover choices: The Carpenters’ “Superstar,” and “Spooky,” which was a hit in 1969 for The Classics IV. The originals aren’t too shabby either, despite the super-slick production that seems to be inherent is the dance/lounge genre.

Vocalist (and hottie) Kelley Christian is the obvious focal point, but the gal does have quite a set of pipes, too. Should cause a few members of the local Bourgeoisie to cast glances in the band’s direction. --Darryl Smyers

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