Musician, poet and Author Wes Eisold has long been a staple of underground music and publishing scenes. In the realms of hardcore, punk, synthpop, dark wave, etc. he’s an elder statesman whose music has been released by a variety of labels including Bridge 9, Deathwish, Epitaph, Equal Vision, Matador and more.

We caught up with the Cold Cave and American Nightmare frontman to discuss some of his favorite things in 2015. This is what he told us.

Rainer Lee Eisold (Wes’ son, born November 20)
William Basinksi, Cascade / The Deluge (Temporary Residence)
Helena Hauff, Discreet Desires (Werkdiscs)
Patti Smith, M Train (Deckle Edge)
New Order, Music Complete (Mute)
Drew McDowall, Collapse (Dias)
Ke/Hil, Zone 0 (Tesco)
Alessandro Cortini, Risveglio (Hospital)
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge with Sean Ragon and Ryan Martin – Live at The Wick, New York
Little Pine Restaurant


Tim Anderl is an American journalist from Dayton, Ohio, whose work has been published in Alternative Press, Strength Skateboarding Magazine, and Substream Music Press. He was previously the web editor of and is currently the editor of, a host of Sound Check Chat Podcast, and a contributing writer for New Noise Magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine and Dayton City Paper.

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