While at times repetition can become sublime, a lot of garage bands simply plod in a straight line 'cause they don't know no better. No chops or talent or thoughts to shift dynamic gears.

Cold Showers (ex-members of Mika Miko), however, could be more than a one-trick garage pony. Clearly they've got the scuzzy thump down. But then, a little deeper into "I Don't Mind" (see above), more intriguing signs appear. A woman's voice comes to offer a slight respite, then the whole thing breaks down (around 2:40). Just for a minute, but it's enough to drive up that next bump—a little jive that makes the piece whole. Hopefully the rest stands up.

Cold Showers will be at East End Tues July 26 with The Dune, 9 pm.