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    • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 09, 2011

    • Posted by: Matt Howard

    The mystical, 80s New Wave has been resuscitated, and New York-based synthpop group Cold Cave are leading the resurgence of the electrical revolution. Their upcoming,, nine-track album, Cherish The Light Years, produced by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Beach House), is no less profound than their earlier work. Frontman, Wesley Eisold (American Nightmare/Give Up The Ghost, Some Girls, XO Skeletons), has evidently incorporated his hardcore vocal past with the synthesized noise of Cold Cave.

    Eisold claims that the sounds heard in Cherish The Light Years were influenced by the creations of The Cure, New Order, as well as the Walker Brothers' 1978 Nite Flights LP. Their previous albums very closely related to the sounds of the past. Monotone vocals accompanied by marching, repetitive beats, they were evidently yet to discover their sound. Cherish The Light Years not only exemplifies the extent of Cold Cave's distinct sonic designs, but Eisold has been awakened as a true frontman. Though his mysterious image echoes Robert Smith, his powerful vocals have deemed him as a unique character amongst his peers.

    This is all evident in the first track of Cherish The Light Years, "The Great Pan Is Dead". Loud and powerful, yet crisp and refined, Eisold's long-lost bellows fit precisely with the rapid instrumentals and synth. It's something different and divine, and a favorite of the year thus far. Our anticipation for their upcoming N. American tour has hit an unfathomable height.

    Listen to "The Great Pan Is Dead" and disagree, we dare you!

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