Love Comes Close is the debut full length from Philly/New York quartet Cold Cave. Following the singles on Hospital Productions, Whats Your Rupture? and Dais, as well as a comp of early material, Matador reissues the instantly sold-out self-released album from August 2009. The warm, rich synth pop sounds are laced with equal measures of romance and nihilism. Somewhere in these realms of negative hiss and out-of-body bliss, there is a peak awaiting all who enter. Singer / keyboardist / songwriter Wesley Eisold is joined by Caralee McElroy (ex- Xiu Xiu), Dominick Fernow (contemporary noise icon Prurient) and Sarah Lipstate (ex-Parts and Labor, Noveller). Eisold himself served time with hardcore punk legends American Nightmare / Give Up The Ghost and Some Girls. Cold Cave is possibly the only band ever to have been compared to both Erasure and Whitehouse. We might also add "Temptation"-era New Order. An addictive and remarkably self-assured debut.