Cold Showers, a band formed in Highland Park, California in 2010, fuse the brash power of their shoegaze pedigree with the smokey compulsions of post-punk and no-wave ancestors, they’d fit in well amongst their idols on the Factory or early Rough Trade back catalogue, but blend in perfectly amongst the unique foliage found on the Dais Records roster.
‘Matter Of Choice’, their sophomore album, see’s the band step up to the plate, with more pop sensibility under their belt, and it’s this pervasive pop mode against which Cold Showers cast themselves, without ever fully relinquishing themselves from their signature piston-precision rhythms, and anthem laden synthesizer illuminations that came about within the band’s formation.
After releasing singles on Mexican Summer and Art Fag, Cold Showers signed with Dais Records and by the late summer of 2012, Dais had released the band’s debut album, Love and Regret, to a storm of industry praise and critical acclaim. After successful tours with bands such as The Soft Moon & Veronica Falls the members decided to take some time off to start crafting new songs in a more pop-oriented direction. These songs started to take form in a handful of singles and live cassette releases on Dais, until the band decided to hunker down in the studio to formalize and cement the tracks found on their new album.
In tandem with the release of ‘Matter of Choice’, Dais has partnered up with Berlin-based record label, Aufnahme + Wiedergabe, who will be releasing a limited edition 7’’ for the first single from the album entitled ‘Plantlife’ in late August 2015.
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