Cold Cave “Love Comes Close” Video Debut

Press play below to watch Cold Cave‘s music video for the title-track from their debut LP ‘Love Comes Close’, premiering over at Stereogum today.

Directed by Art Boonparn

The ‘Love Comes Close’ CD/LP is available on November 3rd and is up for preorder now. Earlier today, the limited-to-100 version of Cold Cave’s ‘Death Comes Close’ 12″ sold out in minutes. The second version is now available. Head over to the Matador Store for both.

Don’t miss Cold Cave this week in New York for CMJ, in the United Kingdom and with Sonic Youth in the next few weeks.


  • Tuesday 21st – Stereogum CMJ Showcase @ Studio at Webster Hall, New York NY
  • Wednesday 22nd – VICE Late Night Party @ Public Assembly, Brooklyn, NY
  • Friday 23rd – Matador/True Panther Sounds Showcase @ Flamboyan Theater, New York NY
  • Thursday 29th – Louisiana, Bristol
  • Friday 30th – Club Evol @ Korova, Liverpool
  • Saturday 31st – Playdate @ Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh


  • Sunday 1st – Optimo, Glasgow
  • Monday 2nd – Liars Club @ Bodega, Nottingham
  • Tuesday 3rd – White Heat @ Madame Jo Jo’s, London
  • Wednesday 4th – Barfly, London
  • Thursday 5th – Now Wave @ Roadhouse, Manchester
  • Friday 6th – Moles, Bath
  • Saturday 7th – Be @ Proud, London
  • Wednesday 21st – Terminal 5 New York, NY w/ Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.
  • Friday 23rd  – Wilbur Theater Boston, MA w/ Sonic Youth

Cold Cave ‘Death Comes Close’ 12″, ultra-limited edition details AND CMJ appearances


In addition to the previously announced and already-limited one-time pressing of Cold Cave’s new 12″ entitled ‘Death Comes Close’, in collaboration with Dominick Fernow of Cold Cave/Hospital Productions, Matador is set to release a different extra-limited edition of the 12″

This special version features exclusive artwork by Fernow is hand-assembled, stamped and editioned. Limited to one-hundred (100) copies, these records will make it into select stores and we’ll have it available for purchase at the Matador Store on Tuesday October 20 at 3:00 PM EST – They’re bound to go fast so mark your calendars and set your alarms.


If you’re in New York City next week for the CMJ festivities, you can catch Cold Cave at the following venues:

Announcing: Cold Cave – ‘Death Comes Close’ 12″


Cold Cave

‘Death Comes Close’


Side A:

Love Comes Close

Double Lives In Single Beds

Side B:

Theme From Tomorrowland

Now That I’m In The Future

Limited pressing of 2000

October 20

In leading up to Matador’s re-release of the highly sought-after debut LP, ‘Love Comes Close’; Cold Cave are set to release a limited 12″ entitled ‘Death Comes Close’.

Limited to a pressing of 2000, ‘Death Comes Close’ features the LP’s title track, as well as three brand new, and hitherto unreleased tracks.

Watch this space for forthcoming information on a very special (and of course, extra-limited) collectors edition.

You can catch Cold Cave on the road in the coming months at the following locales:


Tuesday 21st – Stereogum CMJ Showcase @ Studio at Webster Hall, New York NY

Thursday 29th – Louisiana, Bristol

Friday 30th – Club Evol @ Korova, Liverpool

Saturday 31st – Playdate @ Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh


Sunday 1st – Optimo, Glasgow

Monday 2nd – Liars Club @ Bodega, Nottingham

Tuesday 3rd – White Heat @ Madame Jo Jo’s, London

Wednesday 4th – Barfly, London

Thursday 5th – Now Wave @ Roadhouse, Manchester

Friday 6th – Moles, Bath

Saturday 7th – Be @ Proud, London

Wednesday 21st – Terminal 5 New York, NY w/ Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.

Friday 23rd  – Wilbur Theater Boston, MA w/ Sonic Youth

Cold Cave tomorrow at the Rogan Bouwerie Shop

(photo of Cold Cave at FYF Fest last week poached from Darling Darling blog)

A little under a year ago Fucked Up took over the Rogan Store here in New York for that epic 12-hour show. Tomorrow, Cold Cave is set to perform in that very space as part of a special, free event put on by the folks at Rogan. Will there be another John Joseph cameo this year? Hey, you never know…

ROGAN and The Smile along with Bowery district neighbors join forces to bring the party downtown with THE ROGAN LINEUP – an eclectic collective of events from 6pm-12am and perhaps even later.

The ROGAN Bouwerie shop, which formerly housed the Bouwerie Lane Theatre, will reach back into its theatrical roots and set the stage for the ROGAN LINEUP – a celebration of fashion, music and film.

FASHION: ROGAN opens its doors to designers Matohu, Risto, Ajna, daraGOY and Salvor.

MUSIC: ROGAN invites some of New York’s best noisemakers to perform on the mezzanine. The lineup for the night will include hourly guest DJ sets and a live performance by minimal, industrial synth-pop band, COLD CAVE.

FILM: A screening of rarely-seen footage shot by Albert Maysles including Little Edie, Sharon Tate, Ringo Starr and more. Also, photographic episodes by Anna Gaskell and film shorts from thought provoking artists. We will also be selling 12 limited edition ROGAN customized Fashion’s Night Out t-shirts

The Rogan Bouwerie Shop is located at 330 Bowery (@Bond St.) in NYC.

For more information visit

Cold Cave playing live in California and New York

Cold Cave kick off their first ever west coast performances tonight in San Diego with a string of dates to follow in California through September’s early days. They include a stop at the FYF Fest in Los Angeles with fellow Matador acts, Fucked Up, Kurt Vile and Times New Viking.

  • September 3 @ Soda Bar, San Diego (w/ Strange Boys)
  • September 4 @ The Casbah, San Diego (w/ Glass Candy, Best Coast)
  • September 5 @ FYF Fest, LA Historic State Park, Los Angeles (w/ Fucked Up, Kurt Vile, Times New Viking and more – set times)
  • September 7 @ The Knockout, San Francisco

The band also has a handful of special events planned in the NYC area to follow which includes a special, free performance at the Rogan Bouwerie boutique, a slot on the WFMU Fest and opening for Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr.

The pre-order for ‘Love Comes Close’ is now live on the Matastore – get in there now to recieve a free poster with your order and a 15% discount.

Welcome: Cold Cave

(image from Johnny Hanel‘s flickr)

Over the past 18 months, we’ve encountered a series of maddeningly limited vinyl and cassette releases* from the fantastic Philadelphia outfit, Cold Cave. With records on Dais, Hospital Productions and What’s Your Rupture, Cold Cave effortlessly marry elements of experimental noise, sound collage and synth pop. Last month, they released their debut longplayer and one of the most exciting debut albums we’ve heard, ‘Love Comes Close’, on their own publishing house, Heartworm Press. Not surprisingly, it sold out immediately.

We are happy to announce that Matador will be re-releasing ‘Love Comes Close’ worldwide on November 3 as well as additional odds and ends to be announced shortly.


Cold Cave is led by musical journeyman Wesley Eisold and is joined by an orbiting line-up that includes fellow allies Caralee McElroy (formerly of Xiu Xiu), Dominick Fernow (contemporary noise icon Prurient) and Max G. Morton (celebrated author).

We’ve provided two downloadable mp3s from the album:

“The Laurels of Erotomania” (160kbps mp3) showcases album’s rhythmic sensibility with menacing dissonance dappled atop.

“Life Magazine” (160kbps mp3), already an online favorite, brings sonic warmth emerging from Cold Cave’s electronic landscapes, and as The Fader writes, “swims soft, an unmistakable pop bubble bursting bar after bar.”

Cold Cave have collaborated with Prurient, contributed to 2009’s No Fun Fest and have gigged with groups ranging from NON to Comet Gain. You can find Cold Cave on the West Coast in September with many more dates being confirmed as we speak.

September 3: Soda Bar, San Diego w/ Crocodiles & Strange Boys
September 4: The Casbah, San Diego w/ Glass Candy
September 5: LA Historic State Park, Los Angeles: FYF Fest (w/ Black Lips, Lightning Bolt, Fucked Up, Times New Viking, Kurt Vile & More)

* latecomers can find many of these tracks compiled on the Hospital Productions collection ‘Cremations

WFMU to broadcast Fucked Up, Sonic Youth, others from Primavera

[photos of Fucked Up and Sonic Youth grabbed off Toni François‘ and Ryan Muir‘s flickr sites, respectively]

New Jersey’s freeform radio giant, WFMU, has plugged into the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona bringing streams of sets from Matador acts Fucked Up and Sonic Youth to the airwaves in the tri-state (90.1 FM) and online at

Along with Fucked Up and Sonic Youth, WFMU will air sets from Wooden Shjips, Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls, Sunn o))), Dan Deacon, Deerhunter, Ariel Pink, Magik Markers,Oneida, th’ Faith Healers and others to be announced.

Tune in at around 3:00 PM EST on Saturday (5/30) to hear Fucked Up and at 9:00 PM to hear Sonic Youth. As is the case with these kinds of things, all times are subject to change so keep up with WFMU’s Twitter for updates.

If you are lucky enough to be attending Primavera as you read this, be sure to catch the following:

Fucked Up – Ray Ban-Vice Stage – Friday 29th May 00:30

Sonic Youth – Estrella Damm Stage – Saturday 30th May 01:00

Shearwater – Pitchfork Stage – Saturday 30th May 18:15

Mogwai DJing on air and online this week

[Photo of Mogwai at the Music Hall of Williamsburg last night by Ryan Muir]

Tonights’ Music Hall of Williamsburg show is the second of Mogwai’s three sold out shows in Brooklyn. They’re taking some time while in town to DJ at some nearby radio stations

Tonight at 6:30PM EST, tune into WNYU‘s New Afternoon Show for a DJ set and interview with Stuart. WNYU can be found on 89.1 for listeners in the New York City and streaming at for the rest.

Tomorrow afternoon, Stuart will bring his playlist to East Village Radio, starting at 2:30 PM EST.

Don’t miss it!

Catch Mogwai on their remaining dates and take advantage of the Hawk Is Howling CD+DVD/ticket bundle while you still can.

Tuesday     28    Brooklyn, NY     Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Wednesday     29    Brooklyn, NY     Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Friday     01    Boston, MA     Wilbur Theatre
Saturday     02    Northampton, MA     Pearl Street
Sunday     03    Montreal, QC     Metropolis
Monday     04    Toronto, ON     The Phoenix
Tuesday     05    Buffalo, NY     The Tralf Music Hall
Wednesday     06    Pontiac, MI     Crofoot Ballroom
Friday     08    Chicago, IL     Congress Theater
Saturday     09    Milwaukee, WI     Turner Hall
Sunday     10    Minneapolis, MN     First Avenue
Monday     11    Omaha, NE     Slowdown
Tuesday     12    Denver, CO     Bluebird Theater
Wednesday     13    Salt Lake City, UT     In The Venue
Friday     15    Solana Beach, CA     Belly Up Tavern
Saturday     16    Los Angeles, CA     Orpheum Theatre
Sunday     17    San Francisco, CA     Grand Ballroom

Yo La Tengo play for pledges on WFMU tomorrow

[Photo from Yo La Tengo’s WFMU 2008 Marathon performance lifted from notladj’s flickr)

Since 1996, Yo La Tengo have led a growing number of bands donating their time and talent for the benefit of freeform, college and community radio. Here we are in 2009 and YLT are to reliably continue their annual tradition of gearing up to play covers for pledges during WFMU’s annual fundraising marathon.

Tomorrow, Friday March 13, from 8-11 PM EST, Pseu Braun and Gaylord Fields are to host Yo La Tengo (alongside Bruce Bennett) in their covers-for-cash campaign.

Tune in at 91.1 FM in the tri-state or online at and pony up to hear YLT’s takes on your favorites.

A.C. Newman on WFMU, Saturday 3PM EST

(Image lifted from ryan muir‘s flickr)

A.C. Newman and band are set to bring rollicking live renditions of Get Guilty‘s finest as well as some trademark charm to Terre T’s Cherry Blossom Clinic this Saturday, January 31 at 3PM EST.

WFMU can be found on the radio dial at 91.1 FM (NYC/East Central NJ) and on WXHD, 90.1 fm (Hudson Valley, Lower Catskills, Western NJ) and as always, online.  If you miss it, the performance and interview will be archived over at

Matador At CMJ 2008

2008’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York City begins tomorrow (10/21), but for us, the festivities start tonight with Shearwater’s performance at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR).

Find below, your guide to the official and unofficial CMJ Marathon showcases featuring a trio of Matador acts: Shearwater, Jay Reatard and Mission of Burma.

With quite the live-act triumvirate and manning of the 1’s and 2’s by Billy Hayes and Times New Viking at the Beggars/Matador After Party, this’ll be a week to remember.

We’ll see you out!

Jennifer O’Connor Returns to WPRB Today

Another year, another fund drive for WPRB, Princeton’s non-profit radio station.  WPRB and Jon Solomon welcome the return of Jennifer O’Connor for the station’s annual membership drive. Similar to last year’s program, Jennifer will be performing covers by request of pledgers.

Tune in tonight at 7PM EST at 103.3FM for those in the NY/NJ/PA area and at for the rest.

Matmos live on KUSF tomorrow

(Live in Prague 6/18/08 – Photo via Félix Adorno‘s Flickr page)

Tomorrow (Friday, July 11) at 11:00 AM (PST), Matmos stop by San Francisco’s KUSF for a live performance on the program “Hearts on Sleeves”. Bay Area residents can catch the program on terrestrial radio at 90.3 FM, while the rest can access a webstream online at

EDIT – Direct from Matmos:

“…We will improvise on Irwin’s show for your drive time pleasure. With Wobbly. Your car will shake. Your booty will clap. Your speakers will scratch their heads, wondering, why has no one pleasured me this way before?”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Shearwater on WNYC and KCMP

(live at Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, 6/17/08 – photo taken from countfeed‘s flickr stream)

If you missed Shearwater on KCMP or WNYC back in June, you can now listen to these sessions online.

Shearwater returned for a second appearance on WNYC’s Soundcheck on June 16. To listen, follow this link. The band played “Rooks” and “Leviathan, Bound” in a special stripped-down form.

On June 25 they performed live on The Current on Minnesota Public Radio in Minneapolis. Hear more live versions, as well as discussions on the history of the Falklands and the stigma against “twitchers”, here.