Cold Cave is ex-hardcore musician Wes Eisold, who started writing Manchester 79-style synth pop by himself in a giant old house full of taxidermied grizzly heads and photos of genitals pirated off Craigslist. Youll find some of that in his music, tooanimal, man and death in uneasy relation on songs such as The Laurels of Erotomania and Double Lives In Single Beds, which trade on a sort of dissipated Ballard/Bowie/Bryan Ferry sexuality in which the lighting is either harsh or dim and the chance for connection comes with an equivalent risk of electrocution. If not love, theres at least longing in these songslike Billy Bragg once asked, is it wrong to wish on space hardware?
Wed., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2010
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