Cold Cave’s first gig in Japan

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Wesley Eisold, former front-man of American hardcore bands Give Up The Ghost (formerly known as American Nightmare) and Some Girls, is back with a new project entitled Cold Cave. Drawing on influences of darkwave, synthpop and industrial, the band represents a real departure from his former work and he will be touring his new materiel in Japan for the first time this month.

Cold Cave was formed in 2005 and having seen a rotating cast of live members is now Wesley’s flexible solo unit based between Los Angeles and New York. He also runs the publishing company Heartworm Press which has reinforced his individualism alongside his reputation as a great lyricist. As Cold Cave, his deep and heartfelt vocals are every bit as intoxicating as the screams from his hardcore days. He has released material on a variety of labels such as his own Heartworm imprint, Hospital and the indie stalwart Matador records. His studio albums Love Comes Close and Cherish the Light Years were released in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

His Tokyo appearance will coincide with the release of his new single Oceans With No End which will be released on Deathwish Inc, which is owned by Jacob Bannon from Converge – an old friend from his hardcore days. It will also kick off his “Meaningful Life” world tour which is a prelude to two further new EPs (”Black Boots” b/w “The Meaningful Life” and ”God Made The World” picture disc). 2013 is looking like it will be a big year for Cold Cave, so don’t miss this special show!

Supporting acts will be two fantastic Japanese girl bands. ZZZ, which Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth recently chose as the most exciting emerging band he has seen, will be travelling up from Hyogo. They will be joined by the excellent experimental duo Group A from Tokyo. Join us for what promises to be a thrilling night of avant-garde music.

Dotlinecircle presents Cold Cave Japan Tour 2013

23/04/13 (Tue) Shibuya O-nest

Open 18:00 Start 19:00
Adv ¥3500 Door ¥4000

Cold Cave
group A

Advance Ticket available at:

Ticket Pia (P- code 196-305)
LAWSON (L- code 73721)
E- plus
Shibuya O-nest ticket office


Words: Kato-man

Translation: Kaori Ishikawa and Mark Birtles

April 16, 2013