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Life Magazine by Cold Cave is soaring electro pop dance track with just a touch of something sadder underneath the chords. The video for it definitely fleshes out the darker aspects of it. Focused almost entirely on an older woman painted in makeup, the video is a bit campy but more than a little captivating. The core of the music video is made up of a montage of the older woman dancing and fixing her makeup, with shots of mannequins and old pictures of naked women appearing from to time to time. But the amount of depth that the image of that possibly sad, possibly proud older woman longing for youth adds to the chorus' lyrics "I'm never going back" is almost heartbreaking. Whether it is a comment on beauty, age, or time, there's definitely something deeper underneath and it haunts the video beautifully.

Artist Bio

Cold Cave is the moniker for the music of Wesley Eisold based in Los Angeles and New York City whose music is described as a "collage of darkwave, noise, and synth pop." Cold Cave was founded in 2007 by Wesley Eisold, former vocalist of hardcore groups Give Up the Ghost (previously known as American Nightmare), Some Girls. and Heartworm Press founder. Cold Cave represents Eisold's first venture into instrumentation.
After initial releases on Dais Records, Hospital Productions, What's Your Rupture?, and Eisold's own Heartworm Press, he signed to Matador Records, who re-released his self-released debut album, Love Comes Close, on November 3, 2009.



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