Recorded with Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Cold Cave's second album is a tour-de-force of pounding synths and soaring romantic melody. It manages to unite "Power, Corruption And Lies"-era New Order, late '70s Scott Walker and the dark stadium pop of midperiod Depeche Mode, with the sensibilities of artists like LCD Soundsystem and The National. Drawing from all these influences, bandleader Wesley Eisold (Give Up The Ghost, Some Girls) has crafted a tightly wrought, ambitious love letter to New York City. With his deep vocals fully to the fore on every track, "Cherish The Light Years" is a remarkable progression from 2008's "Love Comes Close." Vinyl version includes free digital download.