Cold Cave the band created by Wesley Eisold, in 2007, turned San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall into a moody, artsy and synth filled darkwave dance party during their recent visit.  The gold-glittering, Gothic style of this iconic venue was the perfect fit for Cold Cave’s latest tour stop. The band turned the night’s performance into what could be thought of as a performance art inspired piece, complete with Eisold, decked out in a tight -fitting dark suit and black out shades.  

As the former vocalist of hardcore groups Give Up the Ghost (previously known as American Nightmare) as well as the Heartworm Press founder, Eisold has created  a name in the music industry amongst fans and peers.

It is said that Eisold was born with one hand which led him to electronic music and he released Cold Cave’s first album “Love Comes Close“ in 2009 on Heartworm.  In April 2011 Matador Records released his second album, “Cherish the Light Years.  Cold Cave began working on its third studio album which was tentatively titled Sunflower in 2013, and a release date in 2014 was set, but tours in support of Full Cold Moon (EP) and the 2012–2013 singles series proved to be more fruitful than anticipated, and as a result, work on Sunflower was put on hold.

In late September 2017 Cold Cave released a single called “Glory“, a track with reminiscences of early New Order. The video accompanying the track revealed a full live band featuring Wesley Eisold (vocals), Amy Lee (synths), Max G. Morton (synths), Nils Bue (bass/guitar) and Ryan McMahon (drums), this was followed up by the track “You & Me & Infinity” released in 2018 from the EP of the same title. 

Setlist

My Heart is Immortal

Love Comes Close

Glory

A Little Death to Laugh

People Are Poison

Nothing Is True But You

Confetti

You & Me & Infinity

Heavenly Metals

The Idea of Love

Rainbow Girls

 

Photos and Review: Jen Cash