Pharmacose was formed in 2017 by Wes Jones and producer Lucio Rubino, in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL area. Previously releasing material under the name Digital Array, they have since rebranded as Pharmacose– a portmanteau of “pharmaceutical” and “comatose.” Jones, a Memphis native, formed Pharmacose in 2017 with producer Lu Rubino shortly after moving to Jacksonville to pursue new career opportunities. Rubino is a veteran producer and bassist who has played with Paramore, Storyside B, and The Showdown. In creating their material, Jones, a medical doctor, decided to open up about his struggles with bipolar disorder. Past material discusses such themes as reintegration to life in the wake of a manic episode, and the detrimental side effects of medication necessary to control the disorder.
Pharmacose released Prescription Fiction, Part 1, in 2020. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were gearing up to play live shows in anticipation of the release. With the subsequent lockdowns nixing those shows, Jones decided to begin working on new material. Jones used the time to explore new sounds and assume a greater role in production. The result is several new songs, the first of which will be released in October 2021.
Jones is an avid science fiction enthusiast, and has decided to combine the song releases with a serialized novel. Releases will be available on this site.