Cold Cave is the experimental musical project of Wesley Eisold based in New York City and originating in Philadelphia, whose music is described as a "collage of darkwave, noise, and synth pop". Eisold is the project's singer and songwriter, and is solely responsible for the band's direction though frequently collaborates with a small core of other musicians and artists.
Cold Cave was founded by Wesley Eisold, former vocalist of several hardcore groups including Give Up the Ghost (previously known as American Nightmare), Some Girls, and XO Skeletons, and also the founder of publisher Heartworm Press. The group represents his first venture into instrumentation. Though Cold Cave is a solo project, Eisold was soon joined live by Dominick Fernow of Prurient.
After initial releases on Dais Records, Hospital Productions, What's Your Rupture?, and Heartworm Press, the group is currently signed to Matador Records, which re-released their debut album, Love Comes Close, on November 3, 2009.
Cold Cave was among the bands chosen by Matt Groening to perform at the edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival he curated in May 2010 in Minehead, England.