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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – March #13-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Odilon’s Grip‘s Edgy Electronic Beats | 31/03/21 | ***Dark Disco Special***                                                         

Dark Disco mix, with some minimal synth and post-punk dropped in to make it more interesting. Explore the bouncing darkness with new music from The Against, NZM99, Blakk Harbor, Barko, R Gamble, The Stave Church, ULTRA SUNN, Slow Danse with the Dead, IV Horsemen, Black Light Odyssey, LOUISAHHH, Equinoxious, and many others.

  • Swiss experimental /NDW /coldwave /psychedelic /minimal wave /synthpop side project of Carlo Onda, Karl Kave “Why so cold” from upcoming “Leg di bitte a” 7″ single on Lux Rec.                                                                                                                                                                 

One of our favourite free-form dark electronic projects lands at fellow industrial techno label Lux Rec., albeit with distinct coldwave and post-punk leanings, unveiling a kraut-infused synth-driven jam with oblique mechanical synth strains relentlessly bubble over humming droning low ends, while anxious, animated atmospheric male vocals switch to distant repetitive obsessions and organic emotional cries with motorik beats kicking in midway along with warbling bass line oscillations to create a sentient urgency around the adamant lyrics, “Hold me one more time.”

  • London, UK post-punk/indie rock 4-piece Desperate Journalist “Fault” from upcoming fourth LP “Maximum Sorrow!” on Fierce Panda

Featured in of one my most cherished interviews at the time of their sophomore LP, since the beginning in 2014 London foursome has always been able to reinvent itself very naturally and effectively, teetering between indie rock and post-punk, amidst rich and vibrant guitar intricacy, sparkling and powerful rhythms seamlessly sharpened by Jo Bevan’s strong and gripping, impassioned nuanced vocalizations laced with soulful and sincere lyrics.
The brand new single is centred on ceaselessly rumbling murky bass grooves, driven by vibrant off-tempo drums, whilst joe’s heartfelt vocals soar and dive in breathless emotions with jarring, droning guitar reverb and fluttering twisting distortions, to create a hypnotic urgency of tumultuous passions.

  • Eugene, Oregon ethereal wave /shoegaze /dark wave /post-punk project LESSER ANGELS “Cloth and Ashes (2021)” from “Demo Collection 3” EP

A song already circulating a couple of years ago by an elusive band from Oregon, re-proposed once again in a demo version, here in its best sparkly version stuttering between darkwave rhythms and shoegaze reverberations, fusing heart palpitating beats and dangerous bass throbs, bouncing under the shimmering melodies of glistening guitar lines while distant distressed vocals struggle and gasp anxiously amidst the obsessively piercing icy bright twinkling bursts of light.

  • Dutch dark ethereal project of musician, composer and singer (member of Lethian Dreams & Remembrance) Carline Van Roos, aka Aythis “Faint Butterfly” from the new LP “Secrets From Below”
  • New York goth /coldwave /post-punk /darkwave solo project Hours of Worship “Quit The World” from the EP “Fading Away To An Empty Nothingness”
  • Essen, Germany indie rock /gothic rock / dark folk artist (Aeon Sable, Melanculia, Deied, hgmr), Nino Sable “Allordieside” new single
  • Iceland Cold-Wave // Post Punk // No Wave // Poetry Punk all-girl trio from Reykjavík, Kælan Mikla “Sólstöður new single on Artoffact Records
  • Mexico City-based new wave /synth wave project of Esteban Alderete, aka Hospital de México “Tres Ojos de Jade” from the EP “Hospital de México y Las Siluetas de Vapor”
  • New York minimal wave/synth project by Sean McBride, MARTIAL CANTEREL “Decouple” off V/A “Moog’s Explorations in Analog Synthesis” EP on moogmusicinc                                                                                                                                                           
  • London-based post-punk/synth-pop duo of former Visage keyboardist Logan Sky and vocalist Steven Jones, Steven Jones & Logan Sky “Sons Of Hallucination” from the new album “European Lovers” on Etrangers Musique
  • London, UK lo-fi bedroom synth pop project by musician Hannah McLoughlin, aka Spike Pop “Crash” from upcoming debut EP “So Mysterious” on Ezi Deth Rekords.
  • Sidney, Australia lo-fi goth /post-punk /minimal wave /darkwave solo project Chlorine Gargoyle “Crisis actor” new single
  • Leipzig, Germany techno /coldwave /darkwave /synth solo project, нат.аша ‘e.quo’ new single
  • Oakland, Ca coldwave /darkwave synth solo project Pleasure Palace “Over And Over”                                                                                                
  • Perth, Australia based DIY synth-heavy psych/darkwave /new wave duo of Greg Weir and Belinda Eldridge, aka TRUCK STOP ALIEN “Two Stars” from the new EP “School of Rort”
  • Oakland, CA dark synthpop/synth wave duo PLATTENBAU “Under the Light” from the upcoming EP “Synthetic Dawn” on Glowing Dagger
  • Dresden-bred, Berlin-based Riotvan affiliated, post-punk/dark synth electro-wave artist Jennifer Touch “Becoming (Destroyer)” from the new EP ‘MOON IN ARIES’ via FatCat
  • Los Angeles‘ dark electronic /electro-punk /EBM /audio/visual solo project of Sextile’s Brady Keehn, aka Panther Modern “Crawling” new single
  • Canadian coldwave/minimal synth/synthpop duo from Montréal, Police Des Moeurs “Sauvetage” off V/A ” SOLIDARITY with UNIST’OT’EN” fundraiser compilation
  • Austin//Boston darkwave /minimal synth /coldwave duo of Faiza Kracheni (vocals) & Travis Benson (synths), FLESH OF MORNING “Dream” off upcoming debut album “Here In Heaven” on Blind Rage Records
  • Duisburg, Germany industrial /electro /angst-pop solo project Te/DIS “Decaying Echo” from “Voltage Controlled Decade” EP 10 year anniversary collection.
  • Brussels‘ coldwave/new wave/synthpop solo project LUMINANCE “Mysteries of certainty” from the limited edition 6-track 12″ vinyl “Crystal Magic” on Objet Trouvé
  • Paris / Barcelona synth post-punk /darkwave act DES ÂMES LIBRES – “TALK ABOUT THIS” from V/A “EL OTRO LADO (NØVAK, 2015-2021)” on NØVAK
  • Berlin-based German/British coldwave /new wave /darkwave duo LEBANON HANOVER “Hard Drug (Qual Remix)” on Operation Qual Records
  • Sacramento, Ca industrial/darkwave solo project Cult Of Alia “The Message” new single
  • Cabaret Voltaire – I Want You (WLDV Edit)
  • Perm, Russia punk-punk /coldwave /darkwave one-man-band Kondratie [Кондратий] “Au Fond” from the album “Мгла”
  • Vienna-based Polish EBM/darkwave/minimal synth witchcraft and Oramics collective member Mala Herba “Szczodre Gody (Romance Disaster Remix)” from the new “Omnia Vanitas” EP on aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • Italian witch wave /electro wave project from founder members of Parma‘s darkwave band Marlat, aka Ohne Nomen “The Call” from the debut LP “Nightflower” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Leipzig based EBM /goth /techno /darkwave /synthpop solo project SHOSTA – “Glasaugen” from upcoming debut EP “Wachsen”
  • Barcelona-based post-industrial /post-punk /minimal synth duo DAME AREA “No Pares De Trabajar” from the upcoming album “Ondas Tribales” on Mannequin Records
  • Finnish dark electronic /EBM /minimal synth duo from Helsinki, LOLA KURNTUS “The Mind Body” from the album “Pharmakos”
  • L.A. based Wesley Eisold‘s synthpop /coldwave project COŁD CAVE “Night Light” from the upcoming album “Fate In Seven Lessons”
  • Canadian new wave /post-punk /synthpop band from Vancouver B.C, ACTORS “Like Suicide” new single on Artoffact
  • Russian new wave /electro-pop /darkwave solo project of Moscow‘s Kirill Ovchinnikov, Заговор [Zagovor] “Смерть говорит (Обратно)” from the upcoming cassette album “Диалог” (LP)
  • Belgium‘s minimal wave / cold wave / dark electro analog synth solo project of Jurgen De Winter, Unidentified Man & Chroma Carbon – T.V.H.A. Take Two” from Unidentified Man‘s new single “T.V.H.A.”
  • Augsburg, Germany based synthpop/post-punk solo-project created by Belarusian musician Arthur Tsymbal along with Moscow‘s keyboarder Egor Ivakhnenko, The Violent Youth – “Elvira (Tsymbal-Dütsch Remix)” from “Tam, Gde Nas Net – Remixes” EP
  • Italian electronic/ darkwave /synthpop duo from Rome, Venus in Disgrace – “Dim Light” new single
  • Moscow based synthpop band COLD SPRING “Inga” from debut S/T EP
  • Bogotà, Colombia darkwave /synthpop /coldwave duo ANTIFLVX “Lluvia” new single
  • Amsterdam Coldwave/ New Wave /Post-Punk one-man-band Grimdeluxe “Follow” new single
  • French synthwave/darkwave project of Sébastien Carl from Bordeaux, HØRD “#17 (Simona Ferrucci Winter Severity Index remix)” off the EP “Bodies – remixes”
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM /synthwave /minimal wave solo project HUMAN 80 “Manifestación” on Nevel Records                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Los Angeles synth/darkwave/post-punk project of YouthXattack, aka Nass Zuruck “Coalition” new single
  • Las Vegas-based industrial /EBM /goth /darkwave Mexican solo project Fairy Pussy “Red Pill Rage”                              
  • Greek cult dark elektro / industrial duo SIVA SIX “Ghost Dance” new maxi-single from the upcoming album on Alfa Matrix
  • New York-based dark electro project by Kevin Grady aka Black Plastic “Bite (feat. André Obin)” from the upcoming sophomore LP “Club Grotesque” on Cleopatra Records
  • French EBM /industrial techno /electro /darkwave artist from Paris, SIERRA “By the rules” new single
  • Colombian industrial/dark electronics/EBM act from Palmira, Dire Forze “You Fight”                                                                                                                          
  • French gothic metal industrial band (also known as PORN), Pure Obsessions & Red Nights “The Stranglings – Mr.Kitty Remix”
  • Belgian EBM / futurepop / dark elektro artist Pieter Coussement, aka LLUMEN “The Dark In Her Eyes” from “The Dark In Her Eyes” EP on Alfa Matrix
  • Brazilian synth/darkwave project 3 COLD MEN “Your Face” from upcoming S/T album on Wave Records
  • UK post-punk /darkwave solo project from Nottingham, Claustraphobia “Photographic” (Depeche Mode cover) originally written by Vince Clarke in 1981.
  • Texas electro /industrial /darkwave duo Temptrix 13 “Don’t bite” from S/T album
  • Russian experimental electronics /minimal synth project Mokre’tzy Konstruktor “Form N4” from the cassette album “Forms” on Dead Channel Records
  • Mission, TX cyber/horror/synthpunk solo project I Killed Techno! “Mean (Nicole Dollanganger cover)”
  • Brooklyn-based Colombian dreampop / synthpop artist Gabriela Jimeno aka Ela Minus “Mothers Make Mistakes” off V/A “Moog’s Explorations in Analog Synthesis” EP on moogmusicinc                                             
  • Quilcene, Wa post-punk /electro pop duo THE LATHE “A Terrible Place” from debut S/T EP
         
  • Spanish Darkwave /New Wave project from Alicante, Nueve Desconocidos “Todos Mis Cristales” debut single
  • Italian darkwave band from Naples, NEILA INVO “Murder’s Prayer” debut single
  • Copenhagen, Denmark Electronic Post-Punk, Synth, Dark Wave project, TOTEM “Transparent” (originally by Metro Cult, 2015) off the upcoming cassette album “The Destructive Character”
  • Cheboksary, Russia goth /new wave /darkwave /post-punk solo project ЛМД – “Андэд” title track from the new EP “Андэд”
  • Italian anarcho-punk /post-punk 4-piece from Rome, BLISS “No Illusions” from debut ‘Demo Tape’ EP
  • UK goth post-punk duo Adoring “No Poets” off debut EP “The Absence of Everything” on Callous Records.
  • Boston, Ma post-punk /darkwave /coldwave trio TRUTH FAITH “Leucovorin Rescue” from the new 7″ single “Leucovorin Rescue b/w What Is Owed” on à La Carte Records
  • French experimental/post-punk/coldwave project of Yannick Rault, Closed Mouth – “Issue” new single
  • UK experimental /ambient /post-punk solo project Abrasive Trees “Without Light” title track from the new EP “Within the Light”
  • Berlin-based German new wave /post-punk band PINK TURNS BLUE “There Must Be So Much More” new single on ORDEN Records                                                                                                                                                   
  • Riverside, Ca post-punk /coldwave /darkwave solo project BITTERBONES “Don’t Look Within” title track from “Don’t Look Within” EP on Blank Publishing.
  • Isle of Man, UK gothic rock /post-punk duo of Mark Sayle (Slow Decay) and Phil Reynolds (Phil Reynolds and the Dearly Departed), Mark E Moon “Event Horizon” off the new album “Old Blood” on Cold Transmission Music
  • French experimental /kraut /post-punk duo Armelle et Olivier Demeaux, aka HEIMAT “Ita” off upcoming album “Zwei” on Teenage Menopause Rds
  • Metz, France indie rock /post-punk band OSTED “Sarajevo” from “Conflicting Memories” EP on Endless Night Records
  • French coldwave /post-punk solo project Nomobihinc – “Poppy Garden Under The Moonlight” new single
  • Portland, Or dance-punk /no-wave /post-punk home project of Jacyn Nickle (Collate & the Bedrooms), CDG (aka Conditioner Disco Group) “Living Between” off the 7″ vinyl EP “Unconditional” on Domestic Departure
  • Dunedin, New Zealand experimental /punk / noise-pop /art-punk trio NEGATIVE NANCIES “What Would John Say” from upcoming LP “HEATWAVE” on Fishrider Records and Occultation Recordings
  • Nashville, Tn lo-fi /post-punk /punk duo SNOOPER “Dog” from “Snõõper” EP soon on 7″ vinyl coming out May 2021 via Goodbye Boozy
  • Rhode Island indie /garage /punk /post-punk project of Justin Hubbard, aka GERM HOUSE “On The Floor” from the cassette album “Spoiled Legacy+7” domestic U.S. release of 2020 Detriti Records tape plus 7 unreleased tracks on Girlsville
  • Los Angeles based Rock N Roll / Punk Rock trio CRISIS ACTOR “feed Me Drugs” new single
  • Atlanta, Georgia dark /hardcore /post-punk /punk band PREDATOR “Ripped Jeans” from “SPIRAL UNFOLDS” on Total Punk Records
  • Stockholm, Sweden garage /post-punk band Pascal “Stephen King” first single from Pascal’s coming sixth album ‘Fuck Like A Beast’ on Novoton
  • French experimental /kraut /post-punk duo Armelle et Olivier Demeaux, aka HEIMAT “Ita” off upcoming album “Zwei” on Teenage Menopause Rds
  • Grenoble based, French dark rock /Post-Punk duo VARSOVIE “L’Ombre et la nuit” title track from the upcoming LP “L’Ombre et la nuit” on Icy Cold Records
  • London, UK minimalistic post-punk quartet DRY CLEANING “John Wick” from the LP “New Long Leg” on 4AD
  • Mississippi shoegaze /post-punk /indie rock solo project DETECTS “Damage” from debut 2-track single “Downtime”
  • Australian shoegaze /post-punk trio from Adelaide, DRAINING “The Dissonance” off the debut album “Don’t you want to feel something different?”
  • Tampa, FL post-punk / shoegaze all-girl 4-piece THE NERVOUS GIRLS “Waiting” new single
  • Glasgow, Scotland fuzzy garage post-punk side project of TigerFace frontman Scott Stevenson, aka Dirty Hands “Paris” new single
  • French darkwave /post-punk /wave band based in Paris, ORDER89 “Histoires Parallèles” from the new album ”L’Été Des Corbeaux” on Icy Cold Records
  • Seattle, WA ethereal psych /dream pop/ dark pop project of Jancy Rae, aka MØAA “Dilate” from MØAA’s debut album “Euphoric Recall” via WWNBB
  • French indie-rock /coldwave duo Coward Syndrome – “Girl From Chile” from the EP “POCHETTE II” on Birthdiy
  • Russian Shoegaze /Electronic /Post-Punk one-man-project from Reutov, SENEPTIKA “их жизнь ушла” from the album “Дискотека Несчастья”
  • Hamilton, UK goth/darkwave project of Lea Torn, THE SECRET EXPERIMENT “Seventeen” off the EP “Harm”
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil gothic rock /synthwave solo project NOTIVAGO “First Walk” new single
  • Bochum, Germany gothic rock duo Sweet Ermengarde – “Once You Break” off 2-track single “Once You Break / Typhonian Trance”
  • Italian darkwave /gothic rock band My Mannequin “Dreadful/Beautiful” from the LP “Jewels of Misery”
  • St. Louis, Missouri post-punk /gothic rock trio The Cult Sounds “The Seventh Seal” new single
  • US post-punk/deathrock trio from Denver, Plague Garden “Requiem of Souls” title track from the sophomore LP “Requiem of Souls”
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico lo-fi/goth/post-punk/darkwave/coldwave solo project (FKA The Endless), Slow Danse With The Dead “Cut (In The Dead Of The Night)” from the EP “Night Eyes”
  • Mexico City synthpop /post-punk /new wave / ‘post wave’ project of Joan Drums & Aira Revlan, THE ETERNAL NOW “Body” from the album “Possessive Pronounce”

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