Cold Cave

Cold Cave
Cold Cave

Cold Cave live in New York City, 2011
Background information
Origin Philadelphia
Genres New Wave, Synthpop, Darkwave
Years active 2005-present
Labels Dais Records, Hospital Productions, What's Your Rupture?, Heartworm Press, Big Love, Matador
Arts & Crafts México
Associated acts American Nightmare
Give Up the Ghost
Some Girls
Xo Skeletons
Xiu Xiu
Mika Miko
Wesley Eisold
Dominick Fernow
Alex Garcia-Rivera
Past members
Max G. Morton
J. Benoit
Sarah Lipstate
Guy Licata
Caralee McElroy
Jennifer Clavin

Cold Cave is the experimental synthpop musical project of Wesley Eisold based in New York City and originating in Philadelphia. Eisold is the project's singer and songwriter, and is solely responsible for the band's direction though frequently collaborates with a small core of other musicians and artists.



Cold Cave was founded by Wesley Eisold, former vocalist of several hardcore groups including American Nightmare/Give Up the Ghost, Some Girls, and XO Skeletons,[1] and also the founder of publisher Heartworm Press. The group represents his first venture into instrumentation.[2] Though Cold Cave is a solo project, Eisold was soon joined live by Dominick Fernow of Prurient.

After initial releases on Dais Records, Hospital Productions, What's Your Rupture?, and Heartworm Press, the group is currently signed to Matador Records.[3] who re-released their debut LP, Love Comes Close on November 3, 2009.

Cold Cave was among the bands chosen by Matt Groening to perform at the edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival he curated in May 2010 in Minehead, England.




Year Single Album
2008 "Coma Potion"
"The Trees Grew Emotions And Died" Love Comes Close
"Painted Nails"
2009 "Easel and Ruby"
"The Laurels of Erotomania" Love Comes Close
"Death Comes Close"
2010 "Life Magazine" Love Comes Close
2011 "The Great Pan Is Dead" Cherish the Light Years

Other Releases

  • Electronic Dreams (2009, cassette, Heartworm Press/What's Your Rupture?)
  • Cremations (2009, compilation, Hospital Productions)
  • Prurient Split - Stars Explode (2009, cassette/12", Hospital Productions)
  • New Morale Leadership (2010, cassette, Hospital Productions)


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