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Cold Cave

Cold Cave's collage of darkwave, noise, and synth pop is the project of Wes Eisold, formerly the singer for hardcore bands Some Girls and Give Up the Ghost and also of the more electronically inclined XO Skeletons and Ye Olde Maids. Eisold began moving away from hardcore in an attempt to make music entirely by himself; unable to play guitar, he began playing with vintage synths and effects pedals, crafting songs that ranged from harsh to romantic (often within the same track). Eisold released Cold Cave's debut album, the demo collection Coma Potion, in 2008 via his own publisher/label Heartworm Press as a limited edition of 100 copies. Later that year he issued a pair of EPs, The Trees Grew Emotions and Died on Dais and Painted Nails on Hospital. Cold Cave was even more prolific in 2009, with the project's first official full-length, Love Comes Close, arriving along with the singles Etsel & Ruby and The Laurels of Erotomania, the limited-edition cassettes Electronic Dreams and Stars Explode, and the collection Cremations. Cold Cave also played that year's No Fun Festival with a lineup that included former Xiu Xiu member Caralee McElroy, Prurient's Dominick Fernow, and Heartworm Press co-manager Max G. Morton. For 2011's more expansive and polished Cherish the Light Years, Eisold collaborated with Fernow once again as well as keyboardist/vocalist Jennifer Clavin, Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, and former Chavez member Matt Sweeney on bass. After leaving Matador, Eisold released a series of Cold Cave singles and EPs via Heartworm and Deathwish Inc., starting with October 2012's "A Little Death to Laugh" and culminating a year later with the digital-only single "Nausea, the Earth and Me." These songs were collected as Full Cold Moon, which Heartworm released in 2014. Along with his bands and label/publishing house, Eisold also runs the bookstore and art space Juanita & Juan's. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   Life Magazine
  3.   Love Comes Close
  4.   Confetti
  5.   Youth and Lust
  6.   Underworld USA
  7.   Cebe and Me
  8.   Double Lives In Single Beds
  9.   I've Seen the Future and It's No Place For Me
  10.   Hello Rats
  11.   The Laurels of Erotomania
  12.   Always Someone
  13.   Theme From Tomorrowland
  14.   First Fit
  15.   The Trees Grew Emotions and Died
  16.   Poison Berries
  17.   A Little Death To Laugh
  18.   Villains Of The Moon
  19.   Pacing Around the Church
  20.   Catacombs
  21.   Burning Sage
  22.   Now That I'm In The Future
  23.   E Dreams
  24.   Rainbow Girls
  25.   Of All the Summer Murders
  26.   Chrissie Sally
  27.   Love Lets Go
  28.   Mag Dreams
  29.   Gates
  30.   Heaven Was Full
  31.   Young Prisoner Dreams of Romance
  32.   Icons of Summer
  33.   I.C.D.K.
  34.   Sex Ads
  35.   An Understanding
  36.   Heavenly Metals
  37.   Swallow the Sun
  38.   Roman Skirts
  39.   In a Cave
  40.   Love You Forever
  41.   Tristen Corbière
  42.   Cursed By the Cross
  43.   The Great Pan Is Dead
  44.   Alchemy and You
  45.   Hummingbirds
  46.   Bottled in Cork by Ted Leo And The Pharmacists
  47.   Tristan Corbière
  48.   Oceans with No End
  49.   People are Poison
  50.   Black Boots
  51.   Meaningful Life
  52.   God Made the World
  53.   Dandelion
  54.   Nausea, the Earth and Me
  55.   Don't Blow Up the Moon
  56.   Beaten 1979

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