San Francisco duo Jeremy Cox and Jigmae Baer began Royal Baths without any set ideas, recording on whatever devices they could find, sourcing inspiration in Cox’s fascination with alternate and open tunings of delta blues, and their shared interest in the African rhythms of early Chicago blues.

Their first garage-fueled 7″ release led to Cox and Baer playing their first show in a basement in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Less than a year later, they released Litanies, their debut album, on Woodsist.

The band took their music to the road before the album was released, opening for bands like Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, (which Baer had previously played with), as well as the Fresh and Onlys and Wild Flag. Soon the Royal Baths took on their first headlining tour, and then recorded their second album in a studio on 2″ analog tape. Royal Baths recently decided to leave their West Coast life behind and take the next step, moving to New York to assert their sound, and hooking up with esteemed Brooklyn label, Kanine Records. The album Better Luck Next Life will be released by Kanine on February 7, 2012. Hear a new track, “Darling Divine” now.