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Hi Two Hour Shower, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
We’re Two Hour Shower, a garage-punk band from Los Angeles, CA since 2017.
With gritty power-chord riffs and sing a long frenzies, their ability to merge a satirical humor with classic punk beats allows the listener to tap into nostalgia.” We recently released our new single from our upcoming second album called “Santa Stole My Wallet”. This song is about Santa/ capitalist symbols who take advantage of consumers.
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
This song is a mixture of two different inspiration points.
Released on October 24, 2022. The first being the cult classic film Jacobs Ladder and the second being our experiences walking around the Pasadena metro stations. In Jacobs Ladder, there is a scene towards the end where the PTSD veteran is hallucinating on the street, causing a Santa collecting donations on the corner to rob him and steal his wallet – hence the title. With regards to the Pasadena metro station, like any other LA metro stop, sometimes you hear the strangest and most interesting conversations – inspiration is all around us!
Start streaming “Santa Stole My Wallet” here:
What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?
Some main lessons from this song could be that capitalist oppressors/ CEOs will just put on a jolly and warm smile to lure you into their product based culture.
Keep your wits up and always question those who may take advantage or deceive you for their gain.
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
My favorite parts from “Santa” are probably the bridge in the middle, the outro, and just the lyrics overall. Our singer Elijah has some pretty clever storytelling in his lyricism, and James and Mars pull through with the drum bass connection in that bridge to make a pretty cool noisy section. Overall, just a great fun time recording over at the Spacemint in Highland Park.
Anything else we should know about it? Future releases? Upcoming shows?
Second album is expected to be out by Christmas, so hopefully Santa will really pull through! Probably an album release show in the LA area, last time it was Long Beach, so probably something a little more central.