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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #12  

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • L.A. based Michigan‘s darkwave/coldwave band, FOREVER GREY “Common Coffin” from the new album “Departed” soon on vinyl via Young & Cold Records

L.A. based duo Forever Grey return, after a long hiatus, with a brand new album smouldering of the band’s distinctive, ’80s influenced, lush and riveting coldwave sound that pulses and bursts alluringly with deep sadness and achingly sullen emotive energy, replete with irresistible melancholic melodies shrouded in darkness.

  • US post-punk/darkwave/coldwave duo of Daniel Srungaram (Two One Six) & Dante Palomba (Casuistry), NEW TODAY “I Missed You” from the new mini-album “Gain”

The new mini-album confirms New Today‘s unique alchemy between Daniel Srungaram‘s poignant, and sharp instruments charged by pounding rhythms, and Dante Palomba‘s heartfelt tormented vocals to create a hypnotic, intense and ultimately rousing ride into one of the most driving, emotional and gripping dark post-punk sound around.

  • Cleveland, Ohio Afrofuturism post-punk/coldwave solo project of Nate Eberhardt, aka NATURE “Edge” from “The Oracle” EP

Brand new frozen and dramatic slice of ‘Afro-Coldwave’ from Cleveland‘s producer Nature, built on lashing syncopated rhythms, mesmeric pulsing bassline and uncanny frozen swells of synth, to build heady, hypnotic sonic soundscape, laced with chronic pain and suffering, left buried alive under a crumbling numb horizon of suffocating fear.

  • Berlin-based, Russian ‘postindustrial apocalyptic darkwave’ project of the former half of Monowelt, Daria Leere, aka LEERE “Ellegie”
  • Kyiv, Ukraine post-punk/darkwave/gothic project of Stan Przhegodsky, aka Black Light District “Frozen Autumn”                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Darkwave/EBM/Synthwave female solo project from Turkey, BEWITCHED AS DARK “Nothing In Real” from the new album “Lone Wolf Club”
  • UK Stockholm-based dark synth electronic producer David Whiting (offshoot of synthpop band Heretics), Bow Church – “Hunt” from the upcoming album “The Spirits In This Forest Are Older Than Your Gods” on thewit.ch
  • Chicago, IL synthwave/darkwave/post-punk solo project of Jack Armondo, PANIC PRIEST “Nighthunter” new single on Negative Gain Productions
  • Madison, Wisconsin electro/new beat/EBM project by Caustic’s Matt Fanale and Null Device’s Eric Oehler, KLACK “Distancing” new single
  • Croatian cold/noir minimal electronica producer/Dj (aka Honored Matres, LCN, Fiume) Le Chocolat Noir “Fragment” from upcoming V/A “MRG007” Coronavirus Benefit cassette compilation on Marguerite Records  
  • Mexican synth electronic goth darkwave solo project from Mexico City, RITUALZ ‘SIX EIGHT’ from RARE TRAX III” (Collection of B-sides and Rarities)
  • Vienna-based Polish dark electro synth witchcraft and Oramics collective member Mala Herba – “Dawaj” new single
  • Berlin-based/Australia-born dark techno/coldwave/darkwave project of DJ, vocalist, producer, and performer (former Linea Aspera and Keluar) Alison Lewis, a.k.a. ZANIAS “Ameliorate” from the upcoming “Extinction” EP on Fleisch                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Mexican Minimal Synth/Minimal Wave/Cold Wave project of Angel Ackermann, STOCKHAUSSEN “Let’s Dance Tonight” ϟ▲ new single from the upcoming album.
  • Bay Area post-punk/darkwave project of Gabriel Ramos, Ssleeping Desiress “Missing Person/Missing Person Theme” from the forthcoming album “Exile House”,due March 27th, 2020 on Onderstroom Records.
  • Tempe, Arizona dark synth-pop duo of brothers Alex and Andrew Jarson (Ascetic House collective co-founders), Body of Light “For Your Protection” from Body of Light’s upcoming album “UBK – Nothing You Can Do”
  • Toronto‘s EBM/industrial/darkwave/dark electronic project by ex-Crystal Castles drummer and producer Cam Findlay, aka KONTRAVOID “Too Deep (Version 2)” from “Too Deep Remixes” on Fleisch Records
  • L.A. based Wesley Eisold‘s synthwave /synthpop project COŁD CAVE “Waving Hands” (Absolute Body Control cover)
  • US synthwave/dark electronic project of Atlanta-based producer Matt Weiner, TWINS “Mad World (Tears For Fears Cover)” on 2MR
  • Detroit, Mi electronic/post-punk/synth-pop duo COMFORT CURE “Isole” new single from upcoming LP
  • Greek DIY electronic synthwave solo project from Athens, Tinyturmoil ‘этажерка’                                               
  • US dark synth side project of veteran electronic musician and sound artist Jason Sloan from Baltimore, L’Avenir “Soteria (Unreleased 2019)” from the compilation album “La Lumière – A collection of demo, unreleased & compilation tracks – Volume I”.
        
  • Berlin-based synth-punk project Ben Bloodygrave “No Sleep Till Proxima (feat. Paradox Sequenz)”
  • Bogotà, Colombia darkwave/coldwave/synth-pop one-girl-band, SECRETISMO “Ópalo I” off of the brand new album “Esencial” on Tres Incendios Temporales
  • Sheffield, UK ‘Cinedramatic Synthpop’ duo PROMENADE CINEMA “Passions In The Back Room” from the new album “Exit Guides”
  • Australian post-punk/synthwave/art-pop solo project of singer/guitarist in Sydney based band The Dark Shadows, Brigitte Handley “Lament of a Lost Soul… (Matahari Ranch Remix)”
  • St. Petersburg, FL dark synthwave/industrial/darkwave duo GULF BLVD “Keep Your Distance” new single
  • Synthpop project from Northern Germany, CONSCIENCE “Cold Love (Radio Edit)” new single
  • Vinslöv, Sweden synth-pop duo EROTIC ELK “Watching You (feat. Karin My)” new single
  • Berlin-based Serbian dark electro-synth duo of Laslo Antal and Lidija Andonov, SIXTH JUNE “End of The Time” originally released on the 2015 compilation “Deep”
  • Canadian coldwave/minimal synth/synthpop duo from Montréal, Police Des Moeurs “Noir” off of the new 4th LP ‘PÉRIL’ on Mannequin Records
  • Vancouver, BC darkwave/synthpop outfit Eyes Without A Face “Cold Moon” second single
                                                                                                                                            
  • Savannah, Georgia-born/Western Massachusetts-based industrial/electronic/synthwave/darkwave duo, Boy Harsher “R.O.V. (New Beat Edit // Part Time Punks session)” [November 14th 2018]
  • Oakland, Ca based goth post-punk/deathrock band Ötzi “Ballad of Oiwa” from the upcoming sophomore album “Storm” on Artoffact
  • Belarus post-punk trio from Minsk, Dlina Volny ‘Do It’ new single
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil synth/synthpop/coldwave/dark electronic project by Paranoia Musique label owner Diego de Oliveira, aka Cubüs “Chronique Erotique” off of V/A “Paranoia Musique Sampler”
  • Detroit, MI electronic synth artist Primer “Just Wait Til Next Year” (John Maus cover)                                           
  • Swedish noir-pop/synthpop project by Malmö‘s RA-members, Need For Speed “C.O (Behrang Edit)” off of upcoming V/A ‘Everything I Love Makes Me Cry’ 12″ on the new Swedish label The Transient Nature of The Disco Business                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Phoenix, AZ goth darkwave/coldwave/post-punk solo project, Love & The Void “Never the Same (Demo)” new single
  • Brazilian Cavernous Raw Wave Post-Punk band from Rio de Janeiro, Seashore Darkcave – “L14 Quarantine”     
  • Brooklyn, NYC-based goth/darkwave/coldwave duo, A Cloud of Ravens “The Earthen Call”
  • Louisville, Kentucky based deathrock/gothic rock band The Kentucky Vampires “Silence” from the new album “Crimson Curse”
  • Italian DIY dark punk/death rock band from Bologna, HORROR VACUI “My Funeral My Party” from the upcoming album “Living For Nothing”
  • Berlin-based post-punk/shoegaze/brutalo indie rock act lead by Johannes Stabel, XTR HUMAN “Darkest Side” new single
  • Bielefeld, Germany post-punk/new wave/coldwave duo ROSI “Forgotten World” (Demo 2020)
  • Italian new wave/post-punk 4-piece from Milan, Clone Culture “Feed Me Tonight” from the sophomore LP “Innocence” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Swedish indie /post-punk quartet from Stockholm, IT’S FOR US “You Are The One” from the forthcoming new EP “Malax” via Novoton
  • Brisbane, Australia darkwave/post-punk trio OCCULTS “Celebration” title track from the posthumous album recorded in late 2017
  • Krasnodar, Russia coldwave/synthpop project of Gleb Aut, Аут “Русская хтонь” new single
  • Paris‘ synth post-punk /darkwave trio Des Âmes Libres “Enemy” from the debut EP “Nowhere”
  • Oakland, CA electro/post-punk project of Marbled Eye‘s Chris Natividad, PUBLIC INTEREST “Decency” new single
  • Rennes, France post-punk solo project TABLERAZ “Gone”                                                                                      
  • Portland, OR dark new wave/garage-pop power duo Alicia J. Rose (vocals, accordion, synth) and drummer Shawna Gore, PARTY WITCH “Greta” from upcoming debut album “Ruler”
  • Turkish Dark Rock / Deathrock / Electro-Industrial Project by Evren E, aka EVREN SVREN “Kimseye yük olmadan” from “Seni düsünen Bosluk 2” EP
  • Coldwave/darkwave/electronic project from Berlin, Desolation Years “Nights Illusion” new single
  • Chicago, IL alt/post-punk trio DEEPER “Lake Song” from the forthcoming second album “Auto-Pain” on Fire Talk
  • London, UK based analogue synth collaborative project between Katy Cotterell (Es / Public Service) and Nick Carlisle (Peepholes / Bamboo), Katy and Nick “That Man Is Back” from “What I Did For You” album on Gob Nation.
  • California‘s goth/industrial/electronic/darkwave artist FORNICATA “Devil”                                                             
  • Ukrainian darkwave/coldwave/post-punk solo project from Kyiv, Пустота Вещей – ‘Не интересен /not interesting’ from the EP ‘Искусственный /artificial’                                                                                                                 
  • Norwegian goth/post-punk/darkwave band based in Oslo, Hypnocrates “Crows” off of upcoming debut album “Modern NIghtmares” on Wave Records.
  • Rochester, NY based industrial synthpunk project of Zachary James Burnett (Synth, Programing, Vocals), KOMRADS “The Wraith” new single
  • Malmö, Sweden dark synthpop/synthwave trio of Dennis Lood (Abu Aljahim), Erica Li Lundqvist (Abu Iblis) & Anders Nordensson (Abu Jinn), ABU NEIN “Rotten Garten” Coronavirus benefit single
  • Italian synth-punk/post-punk project from Trento, PAZIENZA “Legge Marziale” from debut ‘EP’
  • Perth, Australia based DIY synth-heavy psych/darkwave /new wave duo of UIU’s Greg Weir and Belinda Eldridge, aka TRUCK STOP ALIEN “Slow Heavy Seconds” from upcoming “Corridors of the Mind” EP.
  • Los Angeles‘ coldwave/ post-punk band WARSAW PACT “Collision (Deadvlei 2017 Demo)” from “Demos (20162019)” album
  • Waldheim, Germany new wave/post-punk duo Lisa Wars “Kaputt” new 2-track single ‘Kaputt / Es endet heute’
  • Brownsville, TX new wave/coldwave/post-punk duo TWIN TRIBES “Upir (NITE Remix)”
  • Leon, Mexican shoegaze/darkwave/post-punk outfit Inhabitants “Espinas” new single
  • Italian New Wave/Dark Rock 5-piece from Modena, IZA GRAU “The Grace Within Nocturnal Animals” from the upcoming album “Vastness Hurts” on Cleopatra Records
  • French post-punk duo from Lyon, DEAD SOULS RISING – “Isadora” title track from the new album
  • Italian darkwave/sadwave one-man project of electronic producer Alessio Di Mezza (known as Religius Order), STRANGERS FOR LOVE “The End” from the new “Mirage” EP
  • Darkwave/synthwave duo from Poland, MINOAR “Unreal” from the debut EP “Burial” on Bat-Cave Productions
  • Belgium synth-pop/coldwave/darkwave act Such Beautiful Flowers “I Wanna Be Your Dog” (The Stooges cover)
  • Los Angeles based minimal post-punk trio, Dancing Tongues “Smells So Good” (2012, recorded at Jazzcats 2017, HTS&D demo session) from new EP “Kirkland Vodka (Demos)”
  • German post-punk band from Essen fronted by Rio Black, Atomic Neon – “No chance to save the world (Demo 2019)” preview demo for the next album                                                                                                      
  • Hattiesburg, Mississippi synth/post-punk 4-piece MSPAINT “Hardwired” from S/T cassette Demo
  • Perth, Australia punk/new wave/synth-punk 5-piece GHOULIES “Genetic Flaw” from the new album “Flat Earth”
  • Omaha, Nebraska darkwave/post-punk band, VISITOR INFORMATION “White Night” new single
           
  • US dark synth-punk project of Sara Storm (aka Nail Club and Latex Cop), LANA “Disappointment (excerpt)” from upcoming S/T cassette on Modern Tapes
  • Swedish dark ambient/modular synth/neo-classical duo of Peter Josefsson on modular synthesizer and Henrik Meierkord on cello and strings, MEIPR “Abscheu” from the album “Kolekto” on Alvar
  • Dunedin, New Zealand experimental/dark ambient/no wave/free jazz/industrial/post-punk / darkwave keyboard/ drum/ voices duo of partners Renee Barrance (Élan Vital) and Tim Player (Opposite Sex), OV PAIN “Under the Sun of Seville” off of split cassette single “OV PAIN || QUELL: ‘Delusions'” on chemical imbalance.
  • Stockholm, Sweden dark ambient/drone/gravewave artist LIVMØDR “Mother” from the album “Wasteland”
              

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