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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – June #25-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Croatian synth electronic musician (previously Narrow, Umrijeti za strojem, I/II, Split Personalities) from Zagreb, Iv/An “The Greatest Hits” from the forthcoming collaborative ltd. mini-album, due release later this year on new label Tonal Shifts.                                                                                                                                             

Croatian synth artist delivers ‘a metaphoric review of the year 2020’ via the new track “The Greatest Hit”, distinctive of his emotional, off-kilter yet elegant songwriting, throbbing with icy passion and urgent tension, coated in a glossy synthetic glaze, perpetually poised between 80s classicism and modern urgency, through skipping beats, bubbling, elastic low ends and washes of alienating glacial synths, enriched striking pristine deep vocalizations brimming with imaginative, solemn opulent depth and sign of the times unforeseen anxieties. Keep a close eye on the brand new label Tonal Shifts for forthcoming limited editions DIY synth goodness. 

  • Mexican Post-Punk /Darkwave /Synth Wave project NITE SHADOWS “Grind Teeth” (Single)

Urgent and metronomically pounding new single from Mexican band vigorously combining buzzing squeaky bassline and foreboding icy new wavey synth drifts, around cold desperate male vocals haloed in female distorted echoes and urgent shouts unveil dark omens into the urgent flames of post-apocalyptic fire.                  

  • Los Angeles, Ca depressive post-punk band (members of Smut and Smirk), CEMENTO “Cash Grab” from the upcoming album “Killing Life” on IRON LUNG Records

As edgy and grimy as it is melodic and despondent, 80s anarchistic-tinged post-punk, heavily infused with dark restlessness. driven by the resonant incessant bleak throb of the bass and the powerful drumming, mottled by menacing abrasive riffs and squealing guitar lines to swarm frantically around anxious, harassed male vocals fighting cries of grungy angst.

  • Paris‘ ethereal /neo-classical /dark ambient project of French pianist and composer Philippe M. Blache along with singer & lyricist Agne Srebaliute, DAY BEFORE US “Altekont I Tieva Darza” from the upcoming album “As My Spirit Wanders Free” on GH Records
  • Paris-based experimental artist Laurent SAÏET “Bypass (feat. Edward Ka-Spel)” from the album Laurent SAÏET & Guests “After The Wave”
  • Miami, FL dark electronic music project Deep Down Wise “Fallen Blossoms” (Remastered)
  • French New Wave /Post-Punk /Coldwave band This Grey City ”Autumn” from the new album “The Golden Age Of Lie” on Str8line
  • Swiss Post-Punk solo project of Zürich based artist Josip Tijan, aka THYMIAN “I Should Have Seen It Coming” from the upcoming debut album “Rhythm of Doubt” on Young & Cold Records.                                                   
  • French lo-fi /coldwave /post-punk outfit Coaltar “Anyway” (Oto Cover, 1984) from the debut EP “Alas”
  • Albanian Darkwave /Minimal Synth duo I TPAME I TVRAME “Hanging on a thread” from vinyl 12″ album “Il” on Diffuse Reality Records
  • European cold synth-wave project featuring Violet Candide (vocals), Gran Bankrott (guitar), Richard Anderson (synthesizer) & Iv/An (noises), Tral Neu – “The Industry Wheel” from their forthcoming eponymous mini-album, due release later this year on Tonal Shifts.                                                       
  • Durham, NC based experimental /industrial /minimal synth solo project of musician Mimi Luse (bassist and vocalist of post-punk band Cochonne), PERMANENT “Big White Hearse” from the cassette album “Social Disease” on Modern Tapes
  • Darkwave /EBM /Synthwave female solo project from Turkey, BEWITCHED AS DARK “Enter d’ Noise” from the album “BAD WIZARD”.
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM /minimal wave solo project Human 80 Feat Ein Sir – “Zerstöre Den Schmerz” [Nevel Records]                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Ukrainian EBM /coldwave /synthwave “dnipropop” project based in Dniepro, Kurs Valüt “Chas” from S/T album
  • Hamburg, Germany darkwave /goth /postpunk music producer DARK “In The Shadow” new single
  • Brussels-based darkwave /coldwave /post-punk solo project of Barcelona-bred artist June Dune, aka ???????????????? ???????????????????? “Dime Volveras”                                                                                                                                         
     
  • Warsaw, Poland dark electro duo World, Interrupted “Twisted Tale” second single                                                     
  • Colombia based, Argentine EBM /New Wave /Post-Punk musical project, Internet Dramatical Service “French Magazine” from the EP “Pandemic Generation” on ATHENAS Records
  • Spanish Darkwave /New Wave solo project from Alicante, Nueve Desconocidos “Llagas” new single on Casa Maracas                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Vermont‘s synthpop/minimal wave solo project Triumphant Race “Beyond The Rest” from the single “Beyond Rest / Sorcery Fights”
  • California new wave /synthpop electronic artist MALE TEARS “Embrace Death” (Single)
  • London, UK industrial /disco /noise /dark electro /synthpop project Mechanical Cabaret “Different But The Same” from the upcoming album “Death Trip Sex”
  • Stockholm, Sweden post-punk /darkwave /dark analog synthpop project of Claes Nordling, aka Retrograth “Hostage or Host” new single.
  • Swedish new wave /synthpop solo project by Markus Enström, CURRENT ONE “Inside Of Me” (Single)
  • Santiago, Chile analog synthpop /new wave /synth-punk trio Relámpagos “Un nuevo plan” from S/T album on Colectivo Futura
  • Lowell, Massachusetts dark synthpop project FATIGUE “But Nobody Came” new single
  • Long Beach, Ca synthpop /dance /electro music project of Adam Collier (BlakLight, MDA, and Crush333), aka Full Frontal Disco “Beautiful Crisis (Radio Edit )” [feat. Ryan Slemko from Hollowlove] debut single
  • Los Angeles based retrowave /synthwave producer The G “The Lights” from the album “Wanderers” on NewRetroWave
  • Mexico City darkwave /synthpop solo project FE “Nada es real” (Single)
  • Brazilian synthpop /new wave /synthwave trio Misfortune Deep “A Purple Kiss” debut single on Systemica
  • New York new wave /post-punk /synthpop solo project The SERE “Finite (Benediction)” from “Finite” EP
  • US synthpop /post-punk /darkwave collaboration between Louisville‘s electronic musician and California based singer, Control I’m Here & Blood Handsome “Dancing on the Edge of a Knife” from “Dancing on the Edge of a Knife” EP on Hush Club Ltd
  • Chicago, IL post-punk /synthpop /goth-pop duo WINGTIPS “Cross the Line” from the upcoming sophomore album “Cutting Room Floor” on Artoffact Records
  • Vienna‘s synth wave/minimal synth solo project of synthesist/singer (1/2 of Mitra Mitra and Violetiger), Violet Candide, aka Peppy Pep Pepper “Forced Distance” title track from the cassette album “Forced Distance” on Modern Tapes
  • Berlin-based experimental /electronic /minimal synth /post-industrial /darkwave project by duo Lee and Michal Laudarg aka NNHMN “Your Body” from upcoming EP “Tomorrow’s Heroine”
  • L.A.-based new wave /post-punk /goth one-man act, Mortal Boy “Laplace’s demon” from the EP “Tears & Puppies”
  • German/Finnish goth /coldwave /darkwave collaboration Nino Sable & Suzi Sabotage – “Dance Through The Tears” (Single)
  • Amsterdam‘s early ’80s Dutch goth rock/darkwave pioneers CLAN OF XYMOX “The Great Reset – DJ Fn1 Remix” from “Big Brother” EP on Metropolis
  • Liverpool, UK based dream pop/new wave /post-punk /synthwave trio, Double Echo “Fountain Of Remembrance” from the LP “☾” on Fabrika Records
  • Russian Shoegaze /Electronic /Post-Punk one-man-project from Reutov, SENEPTIKA “тр△нс” title track from the new EP “тр△нс”
  • Nice, French Synthwave /Darkwave solo project Halo’s Eve – “A Greater Pride” from the EP “Pitch Black Heaven”
  • Swedish gothic rock /post-punk band Then Comes Silence “When You’re Gone” (Single) on Oblivion
  • New York-based HungarianAmerican industrial/noise project of Gyorgy Turoczy (aka Mortum), aka Human Vault “Cold [Final Cut]” from the upcoming LP “Human Cut” on aliensproduction
  • Charlottesville, Virginia synthpop /dark pop artist ANGEL METRO “Technology” (Single)
  • Olympia, Wa witch /funeral house /electro-industrial artist Seria Viri “Drown” from the album “Funeral Pt II”
  • Providence, Rhode Island dark trip-hop /synthpop artist Mari Kattman “I Can’t” (Single)
  • Newark, NJ EBM /goth /industrial rock band PANIC LIFT “Tribute” from “Split” EP
  • Mexican darkwave /Batcave /deathrock /electro horror rock project Cementerio De Eskeletos “Aunque Mi Alma Muera” new single
  • Finnish darkwave /post-punk trio from Tampere, ASPECT NOIR “Mean again” from debut S/T EP
  • Italian post-punk /new wave /darkwave project Love The Ghost “Disintegrate” (Single)
  • Detroit-based post-punk /deathgaze band VAZUM “Razor Smile” from the new LP “V+”.
  • UK dark, psychedelic sonic alchemists from Nottingham, THE CULT OF DOM KELLER ”Run From The Gullskinna (Liars Remix)” originally lifted from the band’s latest fifth album, ‘They Carried The Dead In A U.F.O.’ on Fuzz Club Records.
  • Paris based post-punk /cold wave band VERSARI “Des Images – Gadget remix by School Daze” from “Brûle” EP on T-Recs/Declared Goods
  • Brooklyn, NY post-punk /darkwave duo, A Cloud of Ravens “Sacrosanct [John Fryer Remix]” from “Another Kind of Midnight [The Remixes]” album on Cleopatra Records
  • Wien‘s gothic /post-punk band WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW “Damned Nation” (Redux 2021) taken from the forthcoming career-spanning 25th-anniversary double vinyl “GILDING THE LILY”.
  • Belgian dark post-punk band from Brussels, Whispering Sons “Vision” off the sophomore LP “Several Others” on [PIAS].
  • Melbourne‘s DIY synthpop / post-punk duo (former members of Ciggie Witch and Pregnancy), Skydeck “No Change” from the upcoming LP “Coupon” via Dinosaur City Records, Osborne Again and Kingfisher Bluez.
  • Melbourne post-punk trio Plaster of Paris “Monsoon” from their debut album “Lost Familiar” on Psychic Hysteria
  • San José, Costa Rica darkwave /synth-punk /synthwave trio TVMVLVS TABIDVS “ARS MORIENDI” from the album “VITA VIA EST” on Bat-Cave Productions
  • Thessaloniki, Greek synth-punk trio Νόμος 751 “Moracu Se Boriti” from upcoming “M.A.T.” 7″ EP on Slovenly Recordings
  • Glasgow’s minimal C86 /noise rock /post-punk 3-piece SOURSOB “TV” from S/T debut album via HoZac Records
  • Memphis, TN garage /noise /post-punk band Off Peak Arson “Disarrayed” from the debut S/T EP
  • Olympia, Wa powerpunk /synthpunk outfit THE GOBS “Superbar” from “Demo 4” EP
     
  • Chicago hardcore punk /post-punk band CANAL IRREAL “Not Tomorrow” from the S/T album on The Beach Impediment.
     
  • Greek punk band from Athens, CHAIN CULT – “We’re Not Alone” off upcoming 7” single “We’re Not Alone / Always A Mess” on La Vida Es Un Mus Discos
  • Brooklyn, NY based Seattle-bred egg punk /post-punk solo project (Consumables and Medium), Miles Fox “Incontinence” from “Temporal Loop” EP
  • Belarussian new wave /post-punk outfit Днепровский Берег — “Солдаты удачи” title track from the new EP “Солдаты удачи” on Русский пост-панк
  • San José, Costa Rica Death Rock /Post-Punk 4-piece Angustia Espiritual “Angustia Espiritual” from debut live S/T EP
  • Nizhny Novgorod, Russia new wave /post-punk band Июльские дни [July Days] “Точкой” (Single)
  • Montreal, Québec indie rock /new wave /post-punk 4-piece BLUE NUIT “Clef d’or (single) on October Tone Records
  • Austin, Texas Coldwave /Post-Punk solo project of Dark Dark Black’s Justin Van Eck, aka SKLTN CHR (Skeleton Choir) “I See” (Single)
  • Vienna-based Russian Cold Wave/Dark Wave solo project by Mikhail Shlepin, aka Скубут “Вино” from the EP “Сгублен”
     
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina shoegaze /darkwave /post-punk band DRESDEN “Solo Sombras” from the sophomore EP “Ignis Era”                                                                                                                                           
  • Ukrainian lo-fi / indie /dreampop / post-punk solo project based in Kyiv, вчера после завтра [Vcheraposlezavtra] “світ навколо / the world around” from the EP “последний танец /last dance”                 
  • Budapest, Hungary dark pop /post-punk band Choke City “Danger” from debut S/T EP
  • Zaporozhye, Ukraine noise rock /alternative /post-punk 4-piece POVOD “Ночь/Night” from the single “Ночь / Седатив” (Single)                                                                                                                                                        
  • Los Angeles based indie wave /new wave /darkwave band THE COMPANIES – “Loss Of You” (Single)                                   
  • Norwegian New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “THE COLD” from the EP “We are of the same age only at different time”                                                                                                                     
  • Russian new wave /post-punk solo project Компаc “Ослеплён” off the debut EP “Post”
                  
  • London, UK shoegaze /post-punk trio (fka Desire), Sanctuary of Praise “New Bliss” from the upcoming album “Hours”
  • Pavlodar, Kazakistan/Omsk, Russia new wave /post-punk duo of Kirill Salnikov and Veronica Brit, Атмосферное давление “Поезда” from the debut album “4 стены”
  • Alt-Post punk duo from Greece, Twisted Band “Dance Queen” from the album “Twisted Chaos”                         
  • Sauerland, Germany instrumental synthpop /post-punk solo project SUBSTANCE “Maschine” from the EP Die Truhe”
           

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