Posted in movies | pictures on April 30, 2012

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Cold Cave @ The Guggenheim
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Cold Cave opened their set at the Guggenheim museum on Friday (4/27) in the best way they know how, with blasts of noise. The LA duo's appearance (just Wesley Wisold and Dominick Fernow this time around) as part of the Divine Ricochet series was more than just an all out attack though; the band eventually settled into favorites from their two LPs Love Comes Close and Cherish The Light Years in the unique space. Here are some pictures from the unique show.

The Divine Ricochet series started with a show by Grouper and Julianna Barwick, and concludes with Zola Jesus and JG Thirwell.

The band also had a limited to 223-copies Confetti/Believe in My Blood seven-inch available to the first people to walk in the door, Did you manage to snag one? If not, look for them at an eBay reseller near you.

As previously mentioned, Wes Eisold of Cold Cave is also featured in a new Give Up The Ghost/American Nightmare documentary.

More pictures from the Guggenheim along with a video of the band performing "Love Comes Close", below...

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Cold Cave at Guggenheim Museum

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Comments (50)

I'm really looking forward to Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest knob turners 30 years from now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 10:50 AM

Every pictur is very nice.I am very enjoy see evry pictur.

Posted by rubel2012 | April 30, 2012 11:05 AM

I'm really looking forward to Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest knob wankers 30 years from now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:08 AM

@ 10:50 LOL! Ba ha ha ha

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:12 AM

Was it unique, then? At a unique space?

Next up, the band's appearance at Uniqlo.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:18 AM

As usual, the sound was terrible, but there's no way to improve on that in this spiral of concrete. But nonetheless, Cold Cave were great, high energy. Despite the sound, everyone was clearly enjoying themselves. They should have played longer!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:20 AM

Waaaiiiit a minute?! Listen to this first song on the video? Is this a cover of "Goodbye Horses"? The musical progression is a little to close to that song. Rewatch Silence of the Lambs, you'll see what I mean.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:23 AM

" Despite the sound, everyone was clearly enjoying themselves."

How can you actually tell when a pretentious a-hole is having a good time?

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:28 AM

^Totally agreed. These guys have always been hacks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:29 AM

11:29: on 'Goodbye Horses'

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:30 AM

"Despite the sound, everyone was clearly enjoying themselves."

Clearly?? By the look of these pics, everyone seems annoyed, confused and angry to be there. A similar reaction to when their parents decreased their monthly trust fund allowances.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:31 AM

was D there?

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:32 AM

uhm i had fun!
and i dont have a trust fund!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:34 AM

the crowd was an abyssmal bunch of cool guys - way too many leather jackets in this crowd

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:35 AM

more bullsh*t hipster crap in a museum.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:36 AM

UGH, this looks unbearable.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:37 AM

more bullsh*t hitler crap in a museum.

Posted by D | April 30, 2012 11:43 AM

always some dude in a cro-mags shirt. heavy bro

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:44 AM

Listen for yourself. "Goodbye Horses" Yikes!!

http://youtu.be/XTs_TZFjbJ8

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:48 AM

F art rock.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:52 AM

I love how people make judgments on shows they weren't at. I was there - I had a good time. And yes, the sound sucked. Sorry we can't join you in your misery. How's that working out for ya?

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:55 AM

OMG...the first song DOES rip off "Goodbye Horses"...and late Joy Division/early New Order, of course.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:56 AM

WEAK.AS.SH!T

shout out to everyone in attendance: GO F YOURSELVES!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:57 AM

11:55 - please refer to 11:36 and 11:57. GFY!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 11:59 AM

lol at "Goodbye Horses". breaking news. having lived under a rock much for the last 3 years?!

Posted by D | April 30, 2012 12:01 PM

hey 11:55, I love it too, that sh!t is fun! Please aim for the toss pot you wank-off d-bag sissy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 12:01 PM

" You told Me. I see you rise. But it always falls. I see you come. I see you go. You say all things pass into the night. Oh no sir. I must say you're wrong. I must disagree! Won't You listen to me. Goodbye Horses. I'm flying over you. Goodbye Horses. I'm Flying over you."

Goodbye Horses by Q Lazzarus.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 12:05 PM

@ D 12:01 . No I'm not living under a rock. I just don't listen to crap like Cold Cave....

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 12:37 PM

hipsters at a museum watching boring crap but feeling mighty impressed with the fact that they are in a museum watching music while surrounded by art.

ignorance is bliss.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 12:41 PM

12:41 basically just summed up everyone's thoughts on this event...except the scenesters who actually listen to Cold Cave and think they "get" their music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 12:53 PM

LOL @ white People

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 1:02 PM

shoulda had AN play instead

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 1:10 PM

did anyone see the blond beast up front??

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 1:11 PM

i thought some girls was more advanced than this and AN ... this is such bullshit.. I guess he just likes crying now. but this is far from art, its regurgitated 80s inspired neogoth blunder that happens when no new ideas are applied. im guessing eishold will put out another album with coldcave that pitchfork will deem as a repeat of last years lp and he'll go on to make some kindof gay sleighbells meets daftpunk kindof thing, where eishold wears a space suit and sits atop a floating magic carpet and a big triangle is projected from his asshole

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 1:22 PM

then he grows another hand and kills himself

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 1:23 PM

jesus christ this shit is terrible

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 2:04 PM

what happened to his hand?

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 2:33 PM

^let's jut say he tried to steal a dip from the wrong man's hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 2:56 PM

indie/art/hipster rock!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 3:44 PM

Wow. This looked fucking lame and pretensious as fuck!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 3:47 PM

1:22 is correct, Some Girls was the best thing Wes ever did. American Nightmare were mediocre and this band straight up blows.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 4:05 PM

wes i sold out

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 4:10 PM

LOL @ 11:43am and 12:01pm impersonating me.

How funny would it be if a past-and-present DMS / Sunset Skins show happened at the Guggenheim?

Madball
Merauder with Minus
Crown Of Thornz
Skar Head
Skam Dust

Early on in the show pics would show the place with all white walls. Later ones would have graf tags here and there, the prerequisite 3 or more on 1 beatdown, Minus with a Buddha/Arnold Schwartenegger in "Junior" belly in mid-bike chain swing, Ezec wearing a fisherman's cap and bubble vest with one hand gripping a mic and the other gripping his nuts, Skam Dust with a poster of Harley Flanagan's face covered with eggs he has the crowd pelt the poster with, and Madball I guess Demonstrating Their Style yo. Vinny Stigma may or may not be in the building and if he is he's wearing a black fedora and black trenchcoat, and smoking a cigar.


Posted by D | May 1, 2012 12:58 AM

11:36 and 12:41 win for most accurate answer(s).

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 9:53 AM

events like this demonstrate that art needs to be destroyed

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 10:13 AM

The best piece of hardcore/punk memorabilia has to be Wes's missing hand...

Posted by BIG WURM | May 1, 2012 11:17 AM

They have terrible dance moves... The fat synth player at does at least. But they all share the awful attempt at retro and energy

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 1:09 AM

you haters are a bunch of dumb asses. great band, great sound, great energy- songs just need more cowbell and they'd be perfect.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 11:30 AM

Those are some great pictures! I hope to see a show by them someday, especially if they make it to Florida.

Posted by Stephen Brand | June 1, 2012 12:30 AM

coldcave rules.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 9:34 PM

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