September 24, 2012

Hear New Sound: Cold Cave's "A Little Death to Laugh"

Now that Wes Eisold seems to have wrapped up a reunion run for the year fronting his seminal millennial hardcore band American Nightmare, it appears he's returning to the dark cold wave shades masterminding Cold Cave -- But perhaps not to the project's softer-sided textures. Eisold recently unveiled the band's newest lineup incarnation, which is basically a supergroup featuring members of the Aughties' best fashioncore bands as Cody Votolato (ex-the Blood Brothers), Hunter Burgen (AFI) and London May (Samhain, Tiger Army) join the fray alongside Dave Stone (ex-LCD Soundsystem, The Melvins.) The Cold Cave frontman told Alternative Press last week that we should expect to hear a more "urgent" and "punk-sounding" version of the band on their next effort, likely due out sometime next year. As we await to hear the end results of that, Cold Cave is gearing up for an autumn tour across the States, and are sharing a brand new single in "A Little Death to Laughter" (available at each date and in a limited quantity online,) a track Eisold recorded solely by himself in his bedroom this past February using just an MS-20 synthesizer, a two-string bass and single-string guitar at his disposal. It's a morose homage to deceased 19th century French poet Tristan Corbière, and while scaled back from the many textures heard on last year's listmaking effort Cherish the Light Years, it has a refreshing spectral pop glow to it not heard on any other Cold Cave release to date. Have a highly enjoyable listen and laugh at a dead guy's expense below...

Cold Cave - "A Little Death to Laughter"

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