Power, Corruption and Lies… Love and Regret. Live flowers… dead flowers. LA’s Cold Showers aren’t bashful about trodding that well-worn territory between Joy Division’s tragic end and New Order’s tentative beginnings.
To their credit, they don’t approach it with the bombast of Interpol or the cartoon sensuality of She Wants Revenge. Instead, they play it pretty straight, approximating the first encounters of post-punk, goth and electronic music. Check out the latest single from Cold Showers’ forthcoming debut, “Violent Cries”:
Previous single “BC” takes things up a notch, adding in a galloping Cure vibe and tossing in a frenetic Bernard Sumner style guitar solo:
Look for Love and Regret October 9th on Dais Records.