Wes Eisold of Cold Cave : Playlist presents:
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
Posted In: Music Shows