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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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  2.   Life Magazine
  3.   Love Comes Close
  4.   Youth and Lust
  5.   Confetti
  6.   Underworld USA
  7.   Theme From Tomorrowland
  8.   Gates
  9.   Cebe and Me
  10.   Rainbow Girls
  11.   Icons of Summer
  12.   Heaven Was Full
  13.   Villains Of The Moon
  14.   Pacing Around the Church
  15.   Now That I'm In The Future
  16.   Of All the Summer Murders
  17.   Chrissie Sally
  18.   Roman Skirts
  19.   Heavenly Metals
  20.   Hello Rats
  21.   I.C.D.K.
  22.   The Laurels of Erotomania
  23.   Love You Forever
  24.   Sex Ads
  25.   Tristen Corbière
  26.   The Great Pan Is Dead
  27.   Alchemy and You
  28.   Hummingbirds
  29.   Love Lets Go
  30.   An Understanding
  31.   First Fit
  32.   Cursed By the Cross
  33.   Mag Dreams
  34.   In a Cave
  35.   I've Seen the Future and It's No Place For Me
  36.   Always Someone
  37.   Burning Sage
  38.   The Trees Grew Emotions and Died
  39.   Young Prisoner Dreams of Romance
  40.   Catacombs
  41.   Poison Berries
  42.   Swallow the Sun
  43.   E Dreams
  44.   Double Lives In Single Beds
  45.   A Little Death To Laugh
  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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