On the second of a two-night rager in Santa Barbara at the iconic Bowl, we sat down with Raul Bianchi of The Expendables in their green room. From comparing and contrasting the original version of “Lives and Loves” to debating the sale of foot pictures to talking about the album on a lyrical level, we go down the rabbit hole with Raul and take a deep dive into “Pleasure Point”.
Watch our full interview with Raul Bianchi of The Expendables below!
Santa Cruz’s hometown heroes, The Expendables, released their eighth studio album June 23rd, and the name couldn’t be more fitting. “Pleasure Point” harkens back to the quartet’s musical and geographical roots as a reggae/surf rock/punk-adjacent band coming up on the coast of central California.
It’s the comeback album we all needed to hear. After a six-year record-making hiatus and a label change, “Pleasure Point” was released via Ineffable Records and included features from the Ineffable family roster like Bret Bollinger of Pepper and Little Stranger, ensuring their relevance and further cementing their status as OG reggae-rock royalty.