New Cold Cave Video – “Life Magazine”

This morning we saw what the new female face of Xiu Xiu brings to the table. Now we check in with her predecessor, Jame Stewart’s ex-partner in Xiu Caralee McElroy, who’s moved on to flesh out Wesley Eisold’s darkwaved synth-pop project (and BTW) Cold Cave. Caralee’s shining moment comes with “Life Magazine,” a pop-outlying standout from the Love Comes Close LP (so much so that we’ve already seen a “video” for it, thanks to Radio Shack’s ad department). While she doesn’t feature in the video, the clip does feature a familiar face: Close observers will recognize its star Marti Domination from the Love Comes Close album cover; closer observers will recognize Marti as Goodyear in Matthew Barney’s Cremaster I. Here’s what Wes had to share on the video:

Via The Quietus:

We wanted pure aesthetic, no narrative. Originally we wanted to base it around these Franz Gertsch paintings I’m so fond of. The cover of Love Comes Close reminds me of the feel of them. So Marti Domination, who is also on the cover of the album, is the star of the video. The song is a little austere. It says enough. We just would like something nice to look at and Marti is that. It was directed by Ben Chappell and Aaron Brown.

It’s here:

Cold Cave – “Life Magazine” (MP3)

Previously in Cold Cave videos: “Love Comes Close.” Love Comes Close is out via Matador.

On tour:

02/04 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
02/05 – Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar *
02/06 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light *
02/09 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth *
02/10 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *
02/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Criminal Records (free in-store, 7PM)
02/11 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 *
02/13 – Greensboro, NC @ Legitimate Business *
02/17 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House ^
02/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex %
02/20 – Haverford, PA @ Haverford College
02/21 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place #
02/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks #
02/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop #
02/24 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom – Pike Room #
02/25 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
02/26 – Madison, WI @ The Project Lodge #
02/27 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club/Club Void #
02/28 – Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar #
05/07 – Minehead Butlins, UK (All Tomorrow’s Parties)
05/08 – Leeds, UK @ Nation of Shopkeepers
05/09 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Captain’s Rest
05/10 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
05/12 – London, UK @ Cargo
05/13 – Brighton, UK @ Great Escape Festival
05/14 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
05/15 – Brussells, Belgium @ Rotonde
05/16 – Hamburg, Germany @ Ubel & Gefahrlich
05/18 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Svenska
05/19 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Rust
05/20 – Berlin, Germany @ Bang Bang club
05/21 – Offenbach, Germany @ Hafen 2
05/22 – St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Theater Palace
05/23 – Fribourg, Switzerland @ Fri-Son
05/24 – Bologna, Italy @ Rocker Festival
05/25 – Turin, Italy @ Spazio 211
05/27 – Paris, France @ Point Emphere
05/29 – Barcelona, Spain (Primavera Festival)

* w/ Nite Jewel
^ w/ Abe Vigoda, Smith Westerns, Best Coast
% w/ Smith Westerns, Best Coast
# w/ Hair Police

[I realize there are two 2/10 shows up there; those are the dates Matador provided.]

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