Cold Cave

For those who first picked up on Wesley Eisold around the release of Cold Cave's Matador-issued breakthrough, Love Comes Close, the fiery industrial grind that opens Cherish the Light Years is sure to come as a shock. While "The Great Pan Is Dead" may mark a new direction for Cold Cave, it's not exactly uncharted territory for Eisold, whose early DIY projects were firmly entrenched in the NYC hardcore scene. Nothing else on Light Years is quite as aggressively jarring as "Pan," but the album as a whole significantly expands on the glassy synth-wave of Love Comes Close, boasting fuller arrangements and bolder flourishes. "Take me to the future, I'm ready," Eisold commands on "Underworld USA." But from the sound of Light Years, he needs no help getting there. Opening for the Kills, with the Entrance Band. 18+. (Photo by Austin Durant)
Thu., May 5, 6 p.m., 2011

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