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Cause And EffectWes Eisold of Cold Cave : Playlist


Tonight’s Cause & Effect is a set of influences hand picked by the artist himself, Wes Eisold of Cold Cave.

Cold Cave will be performing at the Fall Line Festival here in town on Friday, September 6th at the Hippodrome along side local acts Dead Fame, The Snowy Owls, and White Laces. The other national act headlining on the bill is a DJ set by Neon Indian.

Wes began his career in music singing in a hardcore band but has developed into a songwriter within the electronic synth world. During the time that Wes lived here in RVA, we were friends and one of my favorite memories of spending time together is geeking out to a wide variety of music. Although he was still knows for heavier music at this time, Wes has always had very eclectic tastes ranging from Beat Happening to black metal. Wes has always had impeccable taste in music so it is an honor to share his playlist.

The songs Wes picked for the next two hours of music reflect influences of the music he is making today with a focus on poetic lyrical content and a spectrum of electro – synth based music. Two things that are the pillars to his creative output today. The set list below includes brief notes written by Wes to explain each choice.

Patti Smith Group- Pissing in a River – A lesson in hope and existentialism

Love American – Give Up the Ghost

Nico- Afraid- A lesson in honesty

Leonard Cohen- Avalanche- A lesson in solidarity

Death in June & Boyd Rice- Black Sun Rising- Very few conquer atmosphere like this

Rome- Neue Erinnerung- A current favorite

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- Stranger Than Kindness – Evolution


Lou Reed- Street Hassle- Poetry for street orchestras

The Gun Club- My Dreams – Blues singer

39 Clocks- Psycho Beat – German Cool

Joy Division- Disorder – Realizing others feel similar

Absolute Body Control- Waving Hands – Early Pop music part 1

Suicide- Radiation – Suicide is everything to me

Pony – Swirlies – Lightning’s Girl pick


La Dusseldorf- White Overalls- New style in the city

New Order- Procession – New Order is Survivalism

The Fall- Smile – A hatred of all stupidity

Public Image Limited- Banging The Door – You can improve upon yourself

Rowland S. Howard- Undone – A guitarist I can applaud


Echo & the Bunnymen- The Killing Moon – An actual perfect song, think about that

Dead Can Dance- Black Sun – This succeeds too (in conquering atmospheres)

Depeche Mode- Never Let Me Down – Actual Music for the masses

Cold Cave – A Little Death To Laugh

Grauzone-Eisbaer – Early Pop music part 2

DAF- Der Mussolini – Dance music

Nitzer Ebb- Murderous – Youth culture, UK's hardcore

Some Girls – Hot Air Balloons


Talk Talk- I Believe In You – Actually Broken

Crime and the City Solution- I Have the Gun- So foreign so familiar poetry from the past/future

Morrissey- The Loop – The greatest lyricist of all time

The Cure- Pirate Ships (RS Solo)- The Cure was my gateway

Psychic TV- The Orchids – Magic mantra



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    August 29th, 2013

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