L.A. duo the Cold and Lovely made a huge statement with 2013’s “Ellis Bell,” an EP that embraced the arena-sized alt-rock of the 1990s and was embraced by many who remember it. Singer-guitarist Meghan Toohey (who counts the Weepies, Lenka, Schuyler Fisk on her resumÃ©) and bassist Nicole Fiorentino (Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Spinnerette) have returned with the fan-funded “What Will I Become,” an eight-song album of lush, driving dream-pop featuring the oceanic reverb employed by artists such as My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Pale Saints and Curve, with a few added twists as well. The new single “Lost All Control” boasts the big, surging sonics of Silversun Pickups (Ã la their single “The Pit”), perfect for rock radio. The new collection featured guest vocals from Louise Post of Veruca Salt and John O’Reilly Jr. on drums, and was engineered by Bryan Cook.
||| Stream: “Lost All Control”
||| Also: Watch the video for “Doll,” from the “Ellis Bell” EP, below: