Recorded with Chris Coady 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 mid-period Depeche Mode, with the sensibilities of artists like LCD Soundsystem and the National. Drawing from all these influences, bandleader Wesley Eisold 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.