Watch Cold Cave’s Soul-Excavating ‘A Little Death to Laugh’ Video
Darkwave singer tries to dance out of his own body
Back in September, shortly after Cold Cave announced the addition of four new members, the Wes Eisold-driven project dropped “A Little Death to Laugh,” a bleak, lockstep bit of synth-pop packaged on a 7-inch. Now, despite having since released another single (the driving “Oceans With No End”), Cold Cave have dropped a creepy video for the first. The black-and-white, three-and-a-half-minute clip features a shirtless, sunglasses-clad Eisold standing still, lip-syncing in front of the camera. As the glitchy melody drills on, a second, superimposed image of Eisold materializes and begins dancing in place. It’s a creepy trick that makes it look as though the frontman’s spirit is escaping his body — just enough death to have some fun.