The Royal Baths, photo by Madeline Allard.
San Francisco’s Royal Baths are releasing their debut album, Litanies, on Bushwick label Woodsist next month. Though the garage rock four piece may be part of the continuing lo-fi trend, their swampy production doesn’t disguise their catchy pop songs. There’s a very Velvet Underground-via-Jesus and Mary Chain feel to it, without the spazz in the guitars but with all of the eeriness that makes you feel a bit wrong for enjoying it so much.
Litanies is out October 5th. Have a listen to “Nikki Don’t” below.