Cold Cave, Boyd Rice, Alberich

Cold Cave is the electronic music of acclaimed musician, writer and artist Wesley Eisold. Beginning in 2007, Cold Cave has become a name synonymous with the contemporary resurgence of Darkwave and Synth Pop sub-genres, propelling Cold Cave to perform at world class museums The Getty and the Guggenheim, as well as performances with legends Sonic Youth, The Jesus and Mary Chain, among others. The sound has spanned from experimental industrial noise to rock'n'roll influenced electronic music.

According to the Guardian, "Wesley Eisold is an absolutely new, young god of nihilism and despair – he brilliantly captures Cold Cave's aesthetic: the Morrissey of How Soon Is Now wailing over Nitzer Ebb beats and New Order melodies."

According to Eisold, if anything, his music reflects what it feels like to live in the present. Eisold, whose baritone is as rich and resonating as that of Phil Oakey, Nick Cave or Iggy Pop, says "Of course we love the lineage of the genre, early experiments with machines to convey human emotion; the marriage between pop and industrial music. At the time it was documenting the early stages of a new world, and we are recording what it feels like to be alive in that world.

Boyd Rice

Boyd Rice / NON announces the release of a new album, Back To Mono, on 22 October 2012. Back To Mono is a return to Boyd Rice's noise roots, and the first new album since 2002's Children Of The Black Sun.

Back To Mono's tracklisting encompasses brand new recordings – made with Wes Eisold (Cold Cave), NY producer Bryin Dall (Thee Majesty / Hirsute Pursuit) and long time collaborator Z'ev, alongside unreleased studio and live recordings from the late 70s, plus a cover of The Normal's 'Warm Leatherette', Mute's first release which, explains Rice, is "the best electronic pop song – bar none. I bought that single fifteen minutes before meeting Daniel. And that meeting changed my life."

Alberich

Alberich is the moniker of the enigmatic Kris Lapke. Though Alberich's performances are rare, he is one of the stars of Hospital Productions, the New York based label specializing in black metal and noise music. Alberich crafts industrial electronic music, replete with icy synth and screeching beats. Alberich's aggressive power-electronics are not for the faint of heart. Lapke is also a member of Ash Pool, a black metal band featuring Dominick Fernow of Cold Cave and Prurient (not to mention the operator of Hospital Productions).

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Cold Cave, Boyd Rice, Alberich

Saturday, June 29 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at 285 Kent

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