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Cold Showers – “Plantlife” (Stereogum Premiere)

Cold Showers have experimented with synths in their past work, but never like in “Plantlife,” a track off their upcoming release Matter Of Choice. The song rings more like a Factory Records-era love ballad (“This must be love/ Say it ain’t so”), counter to their moody guitar-driven sound on 2012’s Love and Regret LP and… More »

By: Grace Birnstengel / June 16, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Cold Showers – “Crowds” (Stereogum Premiere)

L.A.’s baleful Cold Showers have put two new tracks out into the world for their “Still Life” 7″, which is out today. The stark and synthy “The Fire” and its B-side “Crowds” are alike only in that they drip with gloom. But while “The Fire” is all Late-Night-At-The-Goth-Club dance party vibes, “Crowds” is a stripped-down,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 25, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Cold Showers – “BC” Video

A few months ago, we posted “BC,” an ominous track from synthy Los Angeles postpunkers Cold Showers. The song’s new video, from director Brian Davila, has some of the ’80s L.A. noir in it, and the YouTube description mentions The Hunger, Society, and Night Of The Comet. (I’d throw Miracle Mile and To Live AndMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Cold Showers – “Violent Cries” (Stereogum Premiere)

Early in August, we heard “BC,” the brooding uptempo rocker from L.A. outfit Cold Showers. Today, they’re back with the second single for the new Love And Regret, the rumbling “Violent Cries,” a percussive piece of dark-shaded rock. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 20, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Cold Showers – “BC”

Shadowy, synthy L.A. outfit Cold Showers will put out a new record this fall, and today the first cut from the forthcoming Love And Regret surfaced, a moody but uptempo track called “BC.” Crystal Antlers guitarist Andrew King helps out on the guitar. Nab that and a bonus cover of the Cars’ “Double Life” below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 13, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Dunes – “Tied Together” Video

Here’s a video from Dunes, the LA trio featuring ex-Mika Miko member Kate Hall. The affiliation is relevant for purposes of fingering their track “Tied Together”‘s sound — female-fronted post-punk with less spike, more wooze — and the cameos in its iPhone-cam video, a Google+ circle’s worth of friends from Mika Miko’s old Smell-y scene… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 20, 2011 - 1:56 pm