At the axis of cool and cooler, otherwise known as the this last Sunday, and closed out their US tour a show in . Both groups are second bands of their respective members (American Nightmare/Give up the , , and Parade/Atlas Strategic/) but that’s where the similarity ends. is an explosion of synth noirwave and longing vocals, while perfects garage rock informed by their previous rock efforts: it wouldn’t raise an eyebrow to have seen “My Love Is Real” on the previous record or “Flaggin A Ride” on ’s last release.

Cold Cave’s new band sounded superb, and though I will miss “Burning Sage” from the (Cold Cave main man Wesley Eisold won’t perform the track without former member Dominick Fernow of Prurient) offers the helpful addition of instrumentation beyond sweating over a synth. A roar of applause greeted Divine Fits as they took the stage, cranking out a blistering set that included their entire album and 3 . View the and photos below.

Setlist: Divine Fits @ , , CA || Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Baby Get Worse
The Salton Sea
Flaggin a Ride
What Gets You Alone
Civilian Stripes
Lost ( )
My Love Is Real
You Got Lucky ( )
Like Ice
Would That Not Be Nice
For Your

Sway ( cover)
Shivers (Rowland S. Howard/Boys Next Door cover)