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Cold Cave 

Wednesday, Sep 2 2009

Nailing hardcore with Give Up the Ghost and then post-hardcore with Some Girls, the itinerant Wesley Eisold wound up in Philadelphia, where he has built his scrappy project, Cold Cave, into a proper band. Musically, he's now onto a claustrophobic yet oddly romantic racket of smeared guitars, ethereal synths, and dour vocals. It's a bit '80s, yes, but cult '80s, like Joy Division steeped in early 4AD. Following several low-key vinyl outings, Cold Cave's album Love Comes Close will see wide release in November on Matador, sitting snugly next to Times New Viking and Kurt Vile.

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