It probably hasn’t escaped the attention of regular readers that we like Cold Cave here at FACT.
We first profiled them in the wake of their entrancing Cremations release, and proceeded to fall gushingly in love with their exuberant, pop-embracing (but still wonderfully maudlin) 2009 album Love Comes Close, originally released on the band’s own Heartworm Press imprint before being picked up by Matador. Having given us the first vinyl pressing of Love Comes Close, and the excellent companion EP Death Comes Close, Matador are now releasing the album’s most devilishly catchy track, ‘Life Magazine’, as a 12″ and digital EP.
Featuring vocals from Caralee McElroy, the stomping, soaring original version of ‘Life Magazine’ is remixed for the EP by three very different but equally formidable artists: New York club legend Arthur Baker (enabler of Afrika Bambaataa’s ‘Planet Rock’ and New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’, among others); Pantha Du Prince, the young techno fabulist who has just released his fine sophomore album, Black Noise, through Rough Trade; industrial noise-monger Prurient, AKA Dominick Fernow, who as well as being a solo artist is a member of Cold Cave and proprietor of the Hospital Productions label; and JD Twitch of Optimo, whose blinding Fabric mix is out later this month. These three special edits of ‘Life Magazine’ appear on both limited vinyl and digital format, due out June 8.
Today’s Daily Download is an exclusive Optimo remix that doesn’t appear on either the 12″ or digital editions. Right now this is the first and only place you can listen to and download Optimo’s Flexi Pop mix of ‘Life Magazine’. So get on and do it.
Download: Cold Cave – Life Magazine (An Optimo (Espacio) Flexi-Pop Mix)
(Available for seven days)