Cold Showers, a band formed in Highland Park, Calif. In 2010, fuses the brash power of the shoegazers with the smoky compulsions of the no-wavers—Cold Showers would fit as well on Projekt Records as they would on Factory or Captured Tracks, if only for an industrial subtlety in terms of electronics and acoustics. A piston-precision rhythm section drives all these loud, crafty pop songs. This is the pervasive pop mode against which Cold Showers cast themselves, but they aren’t fired in steel to the darkside. Founding members Jonathan Weinberg, Jessie Clavin, Brian Davila, Renee Adams and Chris King, added since, have a lumbering, sometimes terrifying beast of a band—we’d be remiss not to follow its caustic, addictive trek.