Los Angeles based Cold Showers would fit comfortably within the dusty catalog of Factory Records if their shimmering reinterpretations of post-punk didn't give away their continuous, refreshing progression towards rock singularity. Their debut full-length is a focused sonic assault that borrows a great deal from Joy Division, early Interpol, and A Place to Bury Strangers to create just under 35 minutes of tastefully restrained post-punk. From the pulsing opener, "Alight," to the shimmering, highly danceable finale, "Seminary," the entire album projects a series of sometimes familiar, always unsettling, images. These eight tracks have a purposeful, soiled quality that will leave listeners feeling more than a little guilty. While most of this music has a minimal, industrial feel, it is full of dark, sensual moments that would play well as a soundtrack to the gritty romance of downtown L.A. Lead single "Violent Cries" is a clear highpoint with submerged vocals delivered with cold desperation that build to a grand, ominous climax. Love and Regret is a tantalizing first step from a group that has all the right influences and hopefully will continue to build on them with fresh, new ideas.
Los Angeles based Cold Showers would fit comfortably within the dusty catalog of Factory Records if their shimmering reinterpretations of post-punk didn't give away their continuous, refreshing progression towards rock singularity. Their debut full-length is a focused sonic assault that borrows a great deal from Joy Division, early Interpol, and A Place to Bury Strangers to create just under 35 minutes of tastefully restrained post-punk. From the pulsing opener, "Alight," to the shimmering, highly danceable finale, "Seminary," the entire album projects a series of sometimes familiar, always unsettling, images. These eight tracks have a purposeful, soiled quality that will leave listeners feeling more than a little guilty. While most of this music has a minimal, industrial feel, it is full of dark, sensual moments that would play well as a soundtrack to the gritty romance of downtown L.A. Lead single "Violent Cries" is a clear highpoint with submerged vocals delivered with cold desperation that build to a grand, ominous climax. Love and Regret is a tantalizing first step from a group that has all the right influences and hopefully will continue to build on them with fresh, new ideas.
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Format: Vinyl
Label: DAIS
Rel. Date: 10/09/2012
UPC: 638126003638

Love & Regret [Clear Vinyl]
Artist: Cold Showers
Format: Vinyl
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Los Angeles based Cold Showers would fit comfortably within the dusty catalog of Factory Records if their shimmering reinterpretations of post-punk didn't give away their continuous, refreshing progression towards rock singularity. Their debut full-length is a focused sonic assault that borrows a great deal from Joy Division, early Interpol, and A Place to Bury Strangers to create just under 35 minutes of tastefully restrained post-punk. From the pulsing opener, "Alight," to the shimmering, highly danceable finale, "Seminary," the entire album projects a series of sometimes familiar, always unsettling, images. These eight tracks have a purposeful, soiled quality that will leave listeners feeling more than a little guilty. While most of this music has a minimal, industrial feel, it is full of dark, sensual moments that would play well as a soundtrack to the gritty romance of downtown L.A. Lead single "Violent Cries" is a clear highpoint with submerged vocals delivered with cold desperation that build to a grand, ominous climax. Love and Regret is a tantalizing first step from a group that has all the right influences and hopefully will continue to build on them with fresh, new ideas.