Cold Cave

Full Discography

  • Cherish The Light Years - OLE-921 - 2011-04-05
  • Love Comes Close - OLE-913 - 2009-11-03
Singles & EPs
  • Life Magazine Remixes EP - OLE-941 - 2010-09-08


Cold Cave is the creative rebirth of acclaimed musician and writer Wesley Eisold.

Cutting his teeth in underground bands American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) and Some Girls, Eisold's body of work has truly effected a generation of listeners. Through constant cross-pollination Eisold has gained mass appeal, influencing underground and popular culture with his ever evolving artistic vision.

With an already prolific number of releases, Cold Cave has become a name synonymous with the contemporary resurgence of Darkwave and Synth Pop sub-genres. Propelling Cold Cave to perform at world class museums The Getty and the Guggenheim, as well as performances with legends Sonic Youth, The Jesus and Mary Chain, among others.

News From The Matablog

Primavera Sound 2014

It's another mini-Matador fest at Primavera Sound festival this year, as Queens of the Stone Age, DARKSIDE, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Majical Cloudz and Glasser all descend upon Barcelona for the weekend of May 29th-31st.  Elsewhere amongst the line-up familiar faces include Spoon, Mogwai and Cold Cave ,with tickets on sale now from

download an unreleased Cold Cave track, "Believe In My Blood"

BELIEVE IN MY BLOOD was recorded as a B-Side for Cherish The Light Years.  You can hear it now here: Cold Cave will be performing at Europa in Brooklyn on June 14th with White Ring and Burning Star Core. Tickets here:
"Believe In My Blood" was recorded as a B-Side for Cold Cave's Cherish The Light Years. Download it now: Believe In My Blood (192kbps mp3) June 14 – Europa, Brooklyn NY (with White Right, Burning Star Core) – tickets June 17 – House of Blues, San Diego, CA (with The Jesus & Mary Chain) – tickets

Cold Cave are playing in New York and San Diego soon

A little over a year since it's release, 'Cherish the Light Years' continues to blow our collective minds and you can expect the following Cold Cave live dates to do the same.

June 14 - Europa, Brooklyn NY - tickets
June 17 - House of Blues, San Diego, CA (with The Jesus & Mary Chain) - tickets

In other news, Wesley Eisold's much-celebrated American Nightmare/Give Up The Ghost project is playing a rare reunion show this summer in New York City on July 22. Tickets go on sale tomorrow and are certain to disappear quickly.

photo by Angel Ceballos

Cold Cave to perform at the Guggenheim

Cold Cave are gearing up to play a special performance on April 27 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum here in New York City as part of the Divine Ricochet series, accompanying a screening of  John Chamberlain: Choices.  Tickets are on sale this Tuesday (for members) and Wednesday (for general public). More info on the event here.

Intended Play 2012 - For The Vinyl-Phobic Amongst, The Price Just Dropped From $2 To Free


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Back in early January WE SHOCKED THE MUSIC WORLD with news of a $1.98 Matador/True Panther Sounds sampler LP including (mostly) new songs from The Young, Ceremony, Lee Ranaldo Tanlines, Perfume Genius, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Fucked Up, Girls, Cold Cave, Esben and The Witch and Kurt Vile. It's come to our attention that a) there's a few stragglers out there who've yet to order this limited edition LP, and b) some of you either trashed your record players or simply prefer music in digital form.

So here's the deal --- you can still order the vinyl version from The Matador Store or hound your local retailer who might've filed it in THE $2 BIN.  Failing that, here's a free download of the entire compilation. You're welcome!

V/A - Intended Play (zip)

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