My buddy Seth introduced me to Cold Cave a few weeks ago and I haven’t been able to stop listening to their albums, particularly their latest, called Cherish the Light Years. I’ve been very impressed with their sound. It sounds like a mixture of Bauhaus, Tesla Boy, Crystal Castles, and New Order.
Cold Cave stems from the creative veins of Wesley Eisold and are based out of New York City. Eisold is also the former vocalist of hardcore bands Give Up the Ghost/American Nightmare, Some Girls, and XO Skeletons. He is also responsible for the band’s musical direction.
I had a tough time deciding which song to feature on here from Cherish the Light Years. It was a near tie between “Icons of Summer” and “Underworld USA”, but I chose to go with “Icons of Summer” as it was the song that grew on me the most over time. “Icons of Summer” is the 6th track on Cherish the Light Years.
Finally, please convince my friend Seth to write for the site. He’s a wealth of indie music knowledge.