I remember loving Cold Cave’s debut, Cherish The Light Years, but I don’t remember it having anything quite so upbeat. “God Made The World” is like a cross between Depeche Mode, The Smiths and The Cure. It packs a super fast, snappy beat and some gorgeous synth that calls to mind the synth on the first album by The Killers with its modern yet ’80’s new wave throwback vibe. Very, very nice. “If you never want to see me again, then why’d you come here friend?” sings Wesley Eisold, his voice just oozing melancholy. But the payoff is the darkwave hook: “God made the world, but I made this song for you.” Take that, already, heartbreaker!
The B-side, “Dandelion,” is an instrumental that meshes lots of shiny yet dark synth with a captivating beat that sometimes sounds like a door slamming shut. It’s beautiful but dangerous. And it very much reminds me of the prettier songs on the last couple of albums by Crystal Castles.