Friday afternoon music: Cold Cave



Download: “Love Comes Close” – Cold Cave

Title song from the debut longplayer from Philadelphia’s Cold Cave. Yeah, the mimicry here is pretty thick—New Order’s “Your Silent Face,” sung by Joy Division’s Ian Curtis—but the chorus achieves enough of a pop lift-off to make all the quoting worth it. It’s the mid-’80s, you’re a KROQ devotee on your way to Melrose with the other kids from high school that dare to dye their hair. The sun is brutal, the smog is thick, you’re wearing black and feeling like anything can happen but probably won’t. This is your song.

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