Named for their remedy for Los Angeles' sunny days, Cold Showers strike a balance between ominous post-punk and jangly indie pop.
Singer/bassist Jonathan Weinberg, singer/guitarist Jessie Clavin, keyboardist Brian Davila, drummer Renee Adams, and guitarist Chris King formed the band in 2010. The boy-girl vocals and fuzzed-out guitars on their first release, the 2011 Mexican Summer single Highlands, drew comparisons to X and the Jesus and Mary Chain; another single, 2012's Decay, preceded Cold Showers' debut mini-album for Dais Records, Love and Regret. The band returned in 2015 with Matter of Choice, a dark synth-pop set featuring the single "Plantlife." ~ Heather Phares