WL//WH Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #44

Eva Truffaut Photography

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico goth/post-punk/darkwave solo project (previously known as The Endless), Slow Danse With The Dead “Shes Gone Now” from the new EP “Devils Knight”

A favourite eerie tune from this Halloween weekend, as sneakily enveloping as it is seductively disturbing, amidst ominously deep bass strokes, and a thrilling mesmeric web of piercing guitar chimes over creep-tastic haunting vocals, that’ll give you shivers down your spine. Darkwave at it’s finest from New Mexico’s sad goth rebel.

  • San Antonio, TX gothic rock/post-punk band, In A Darkened Room “Final Wows” 3nd single off the upcoming debut album

The third single from the Texan trio is a poignant and cinematic goth-Americana ballad, shrouded in darkness, with steady hard-hitting drum beats punctuate energetic acoustic strumming and slashes of abrasively sparkling guitar strings, bleeding torment and nostalgia, stabbed by icy glaring keyboards, as deep dismal male croons exhale emotional offerings into the bleak cold earth.

  • Finnish goth rock/post-punk band from Helsinki, THE FLATFIELD “Hide feat. Lisa Miles” new single on Post Gothic

Trick or treat? from the Finnish outfit with a black tasty slice of majestic gothic rock goodness that draws a sinister, chilling and brooding atmosphere slowly increasingly dense and full-bodied, triggered by the hypnotic ominous drive of solid and incisive drums woven with a treacherous rumbling bassline, joined by turgid guitar riffs and razor-sharp keyboard stabs, to inject constant unrest and tension expanding with evocative immanence on agonising deep vocals lost in impending layers of pain and fear without comfort or end.

  • Mysterious dream-pop outfit ORANGE HELL “Bullet” from “Three More Hits From…” 3-track EP of The Misfits‘ dream-pop cover versions on Funeral Party
  • Hamburg-based dream pop/synthpop duo KRAKÓW LOVES ADANA “A Night To Remember” title track from the new limited VHS-Style Blood-Red Cassette EP “A Night To Remember”
  • Madrid, Spain post-punk/darkwave/dreampop duo SÝN “Circle” title track from the debut EP “Circle”
  • Warsaw, Poland electronic/post-punk duo Blokowisko “Powoli” from upcoming EP “Płonie”
  • Berlin-based experimental/new wave/post-punk/electronic Vienna‘s transmedia artist, composer and vocalist, Rosa Anschütz “In Spate” taken from the upcoming album “Votive” soon on Quiet Love Records
  • Italian/Swedish/Greek experimental/industrial/dark techno/psych/post-punk duo of Annalisa Iembo and Stella Mathioudakis, aka JEROME “Edet” from the upcoming debut album “Moods” on Maple Death Records and Crochet Disques
  • Sisters Of Mercy – ‘Mercy Land’ (Stockholm Syndrome Au Light Edit)                                                                 
  • Twice a Man – ‘Decay’ (Alessandro Parisi Edit)                                                                                           
  • Sintra, Portugal based experimental pop project of singer/songwriter Chris Page, aka Closed Circuits “Blood Requiem” from the new 5th album “Returner”                                                                                                 
  • Florida‘s minimal wave/synth-pop/darkwave duo (ex-members of Ars Phoenix, Kilborough, (the) Failsafe), PASS/AGES “Mircalla (Halloween Demo 4.2)”
  • US/UK electronic/darkwave/witch-house collaboration between Detroit singer/songwriter and Bradford producer Jake Lee, CASHFORGOLD x Sidewalks and Skeletons – “Queen” new single                                      
  • Vancouver, BC synthpop solo project Blue Yüth “My Pretty Girl” from debut S/T EP                                       
  • Los Angeles based dark synthpop electro-pop side project of Brian Belknap (Mind Machine) and Adam Collier (Crush333, MDA and Full Frontal Disco), BlakLight “The Fallen” off V/A “You Are Not Alone, Vol. 1” charity compilation on Darkness Calling
  • Polish 2-piece synthwave band SZAREK/SZUMNY – ‘Goodbye (feat. Kaja Karaplios)’ taken from ‘feat.Karaplios’ EP
  • Wichita, Kansas synthpop/synth-wave duo SECRET HEX “Pet Sematary” (The Ramones cover) Halloween single
  • Gloucestershire-based, UK electro-pop duo SOMBRE MOON “Blurred Reality – Radio Remix” from “The Fused Way” remix album by Fused (Mark Kendrick)
  • Swedish synth electronic/EBM musician from Ljungby, The Ironic Sweden “Dina drömmar” new single
  • US/Canada/Switzerland Lo-fi New Wave/Synth-Pop/Synthwave act Dead Astronauts “Forgetting Me” first single from our upcoming album, “Silhouettes” via Cold Transmission Music
  • Florida-based darkwave/horror synthwave duo Gulf Blvd “In Praise of Shadows” new single
  • Perugia, Italian cyberpunk/retro-synthwave/Italo disco electronic music composer ZERO CALL “Cursed – Zero Call Ft. Augustine (Maethelvin RMX)” from upcoming EP “Cursed”
  • San Francisco, Ca Retro/Funk/Synthwave/Synth-Pop duo Thought Beings “Sundown” from upcoming LP “Neon Beach” on Aztec Records
  • Swedish 80’s retro horror-synth/synthwave project from Stockholm, Midnight Danger – “Killing for Kicks” from the album “In Search of Darkness – Part II (Original Documentary Soundtrack)” on NewRetroWave
  • Boston, Massachusetts synthpop/synthwave artist CAT TEMPER “Sweet Cheetah (feat. Oceanside85)” from the upcoming “More Than A Feline” album
  • Paris electro/post-punkers ORDER89 “Couronne de Prince (Mila Dietrich Remix)” off “Bleu Acier Remixes” EP on Icy Cold Records
  • Los Angeles-based Kentucky-bred darkwave/post-punk artist Gerren Reach, A.K.A. BLOOD HANDSOME “Love Lost (NITE Remix)” on Cleopatra Records
  • Melbourne/Brisbane electro-industrial band DIRT FACTORY “Violence (Original)” second single from the forthcoming album “Factory Evolution”
  • Seattle-based international industrial/EBM/dark electro band CHROME CORPSE “Everything Moves [Electronic Body Mutation Mix]” from V/A “Industrial Machine Music: Tactical Resistance” compilation on Industrial Machine Music
  • L.A. late ’80s/’90s electronic/industrial rock band Stabbing Westward “Burn” from the new EP “Hallowed Hymns” on COP International
  • Coldwave/darkwave/electronic project from Berlin, Desolation Years “Liebe Deinen Nächsten” new single
  • Australian synth-driven post-punk band from Melbourne (current and former members of Bad Vision, Spray Paint, Lowtide, Personal Touch and Rat Columns,), Screensaver “Living in an Instant” from V/A “A Long Time Alone 2” (2020) cassette compilation on Blow Blood Records
  • Richmond, Virginia-based Electronic/Darkwave/Post-Punk/Synth-Pop project nosuchname ‘Tunnel Visions (Demo)’ off demo EP “Narrows”
  • Swiss experimental/NDW/coldwave/psychedelic/minimal wave/synthpop side project of Carlo Onda, Karl Kave “Kalte Wannen”
  • Philadelphia‘s coldwave/minimal wave one-man project NEGLIGEE “Untitled” new single
  • UK darkwave/coldwave/post-punk solo project Bone Pixie “It doesn’t matter” from the debut album “Out of Place”
  • Mexico City minimal synth/synthwave project of Ulysses Soto, FE “Líneas” from the second “Día” EP
  • Italian synthwave project from Naples, CORDIALE “The Wrong Side” title track from the debut EP “The Wrong Side”
  • Berlin-based experimental /electronic /dark ambient /post-industrial /darkwave project by Warsaw‘s duo Lee and Michal Laudarg aka NNHMN [Non-Human Persons] “Education Lost” from the new 12″ vinyl/cassette EP “Deception Island 2” on Oraculo Records and K-Dreams Records
  • UK based electro/rave/industrial/post-punk project of French musician/DJ and producer Jerome Tcherneyan and Czech performance artist and DJ, Barkosina Hanusova, aka Years Of Denial “Oh Boy” off V/A “10 Years Of Krake Festival Part 2” on KILLEKILL
  • Hebden Bridge, UK synthwave/synthpop solo project of British synthesist Mark Vorderhaus of The Detox Twins, VORDERHAUS ”Lights and Faces, Faces and Lights” released mid November 2020 on Polytechnic Youth
  • Detroit-born/New York-based electro/synthwave/techno producer Nico Nightingale, aka Neud Photo – “Dimensions (Zarkoff Feat. Iva Vis Mix)” from “Dimensions / Famous Grouse” 2013 split with Zarkoff on very rare vinyl 12″ available from Kraftjerkz
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM/synthwave/minimal wave solo project HUMAN 80 “Kalt 1980″                                                                     
  • Grenoble, France DIY coldwave/dark synth duo LOVATARAXX “Automatic” from V/A ”ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL – 1980/2020″ tribute compilation on Oráculo Records
  • Minimal electro-wave/synth-punk music duo of Mexican producer and DJ Carlos GrabStein a.k.a. 89st and Berlin-based punk performer, DJ, activist and ‘agent provocateur’ Petra Flurr, 89st & Petra Flurr – “Bruises” off V/A “10 Years Of Krake Festival Part 1” on KILLEKILL
  • Los Angeles darkwave/synth-punk project of Darrack Death of Secret Mutilator, Walls Of Poland “Devoted Royal Killers” new single
  • Mexico City Synthwave/New wave/EBM/Post Punk solo project Werner Karloff – “80s Horror Film” from the EP “Illuminated Displays” on Young & Cold Records
  • Helsinki electro/darkwave/coldwave solo project by the frontwoman of Masquerade, Wild Roses Of Winter & keyboardist/backing vocalist of Virgin in Veil, Suzi Sabotage “Persona Non Grata” new single
  • Houston, TX post-punk/darkwave/coldwave project Farewell Forever “Katatovia” new single
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico post-punk/coldwave/synthwave band (formerly Loss Of Breath), STILL YEARS “Dreamhackers (Featuring Rubee True Fegan)” new single
  • Australian synth-driven post-punk band from Melbourne (current and former members of Bad Vision, Spray Paint, Lowtide, Personal Touch and Rat Columns,), Screensaver “Strange Anxiety (JL Remix)”
  • Bristol, UK synthpop duo Death by Magic “Light within the dark” new single
  • Oakland, CA post-punk/darkwave outfit PLEASURE POLICY “And The Streets Will Be Filled With The Blood Of The Nonbelievers” new single
  • Portland-based post-punk band SOFT KILL – “Floodgate (feat. Tamaryn)” from upcoming LP “Dead Kids, R.I.P. City” out November 20th, 2020 on Cercle Social Records
  • Texan darkwave/post-punk/minimal synth/coldwave solo project of Houston based drummer Bruce Courtney, THE STAVE CHURCH “The Call” off V/A “You Are Not Alone, Vol. 1” charity compilation on Darkness Calling
  • Charleston, West Virginia 4-piece STATIC FUR “Connection” from “Sorry Future” EP
  • Brazilian post-punk /deathrock 5-piece Gangue Morcego from Rio de Janeiro, “Sombras de Marte” from the EP “Garam Masala” on Paranoia Musique
  • Polish coldwave/post-punk band CABARET GREY “Cold Calculations (Single Version)” from the new single “Isolation”
  • Polish Post-Punk/Coldwave band from Poznan, RENMIN RIBAO “Crush (live 29​.​08​.​20)”                             
  • Calgary deathrock/dark post-punk band DA’AT “Holy Blood” new single
  • Los Mochis, Mexico darkwave/new wave/post-punk duo Leonora Post Punk “Eternos” title track from the new EP “Eternos”
  • Oakland’s coldwave/dark post-punk band (former members of All Teeth, Life Long Tragedy and Creative Adult), FEARING “Inquisitions” (The Grinning Plowman cover)
  • Italian deathrock/post-punk/gothic rock band The Spiritual Bat “Mission” new single
  • Wilton Manors, FL post-punk/deathrock/goth 4-piece OBSIDIAN “Night Director” from the new EP “Vultures”
  • Post-punk band formed by Keren Batok & Angel Kauff, ISOTROPÍA “The Hand That Takes” from upcoming LP “Spasms”                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Italian synthwave/post-punk/darkwave side project of noise/industrial experimentalist Suture, LOVE OF CONSOLATION “Compassion (2°version/Demo)” from “Fall Demos” EP
  • Russian indie/post-punk trio from Yekaterinburg, Перемотка (Peremotka) “К морю / K moryu / To the sea” from the new album “Начало прекрасной дружбы / Nachalo Prekrasnoy Druzhby / The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship”
  • Mid-80s American gothic rock band from Columbus, Ohio THE WAKE “Nazarene” from the new LP “Masked” on Cleopatra
  • Spanish coldwave/post-punk 3-piece Incidente Tunguska “Transverberación” from new 2-tracker “Single III”
  • Rosario, Argentina punk/post-punk band Tensión “Construcción” from the new 2-track single “Construcción”
  • New York deathrock/gothic rock husband/wife duo The Long Losts “Back In The Dark With You” new single
  • Russian Indie/Garage Rock/Post-Punk/Shoegaze band from Ekaterinburg, Птица Графит [ptiza grafit] – “Снег / Snow” new single                                                                                                                                              
  • Munich, Germany goth/electro/garage/post-punk solo project The Phosphorettes “Attila! The Huns Are Back!” from the album “Songs About Imaginary Movies – featuring Katrin Sofie F.”                                           
  • New Jersey dark pop/post-punk quintet (formerly known as Winona Ryder), WHINER “Fear” new single                
  • Los Angeles based new wave/synthpop/post-punk/darkwave project of Carlo Mancia, MortalBoy “Only in death (will she be heard)” from the new album “Chronoception”
  • Texas gothic rock/shoegaze/coldwave/post-punk/darkwave project Delphine Coma “Desolation” from the new album “Tortuosa” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Rennes, France based shoegaze/coldwave/post-punk band DENNER “The Kelp” from the upcoming vinyl 12″ EP “Dreamless Tribulations” on Meidosem Records
  • Rostov-on-Don, Russia electronic/synthpop side-project of Motorama, Лето В Городе [letovgorode] “КАЛИ-ЮГА” new single on I’m Home Records
  • New York goth/post-punk/coldwave/darkwave/synthpop solo project Dance Off Your Demons “Let Decay” new single
  • Los Angeles-based goth dark electro duo of Cassandra Vincent and Philip Peters, Light Shadows “The Dark”
  • Legendary Dutch goth rock/darkwave pioneers CLAN OF XYMOX “How Long?” from new single “Spider On The Wall” EP on Metropolis
  • Ventura, CA deathrock/horror punk/post-punk band (members from Maask & Catholic Spit), Detoxi – “Beyond The Grave” new single
  • Saint Catharines, Ontario horror punk/dark rock’n’roll/goth rock trio THE ELECTRIC DEAD “She’s My Witch” new single
  • Colorado-based Goth Rock/Deathrock band WitchHands “Unto Death” from “Unto Death” EP
  • Gzhel, Russia darkwave/post-punk/synthpop solo project MONOPLAN “Промзона (Promzona)” new single
  • Turkish Dark Rock /Deathrock /Electro-Industrial Project by Evren E., aka EVREN SVREN “Seni sevmediğim gün” from “Seni düsünen Bosluk 2” EP
  • Brooklyn, NYC-based darkwave/coldwave/gothic rock duo A Cloud of Ravens “Sympathy for the Devil” (The Rolling Stones cover)
  • Leeds, UK industrial post-punk trio SATANIC SEX WITCH “Satanic Sex Witch” first single from Zeitgeist Zero’s 4th album ‘Satanic Sex Witch’
  • Riverside, CA goth/deathrock/post-punk band lead by Danny Aranda, Deep Cavity “Burning Illusory” off “Burning Illusory (Crypt Tapes)”
  • L.A. horror band Creature Feature “The Worms Crawl In (The Hearse Song)” 2020 annual Halloween cover song reimagined by Curtis RX
  • French neo-folk collaborative project of Usher (Norma Loy, Die Puppe) Osiris (Les Modules Étranges, The Wicker Man), Ymaltzin (Black Egg) et Baba Yaga (Les Modules Étranges) “Dans la Forêt” from V/A “Undead ! Undead ! Undead !” on the netlabel Les Corbeaux de la Peste
  • Tula, Russia cinematic dark folk act  Земля Воды (Zemvod) “Та, что приходит во снах” second single

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