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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – December #50-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Berlin-based indie /synth-pop /post-punk trio Beuys George “The Cure” debut single

Debut 80s inspired, both catchy and depressing debut single, in the vein of Sad Lovers And Giants, from a new Berlin-based trio looking for “The Cure” to wind sad meandering textures through an intoxicating entanglement of obsessive wandering glistening guitar melodies and airy wistful synth washes, to destroy emotional vocals with arousing anger and pent-up frustration from relentless pulsing layers of failed destiny.

  • Nancy, France Cold Oi! trio RANCŒUR “Rancœur” from upcoming debut EP “Sur Le Fil Du Rasoir”

Cold Oi! unlike the 80s skins Blitz, Nancy‘s trio does not add synthesizers and shadowy introspection, albeit dark and intrusive bass throbs and hypnotic effect-laden blaring guitars, while the rousing attitude, the shouted banging chorus, the boisterous and razor-sharp sound foundation remain uncompromisingly punk/Oi!. Haunting and gloomy melodic wavelengths spread from a snaky and chugging bassline menace under shocks of abrasive metallic bursts, obsessive raucous jagged riffs, whirling, pounding drum rolls, and caustic screams of “Bitterness”, to awaken lost dreams and fearful slants from an idle slumber of despair.

  • Monterrey, Mexico lo-fi /occult /minimal wave /post-punk solo project (formerly known as Qgeko), The King Died Young – “Sophia Achamoth” single

Brand new moniker, The King Died Young, taken from the title of a recent song, for the Lo-fi, Minimal, and Occult Dark Wave one-man man project based in Monterrey, formerly known as Qgeko. The philosophical named, synth-laden new single explores dangerous deadened domains, lit in the dull neon lights of crushed icy bright stabs, withering away underneath the flashing reverb charged flicker of static buzzing lust to engulf distorted and agonized vocals, grasping desperately for the warm swirling bright rays of hope, in a joyless ride of misery and despair.

  • London based Czech Republic born electronic performance and sound artist and half of Years Of Denial, Barkosina Hanusova “Beautiful World” from her debut book companion tape album “Fasting Culture” [Modular Mind]
  • San Francisco‘s no wave /new wave /synthpop side project of Los Microwaves, Baby Buddha “Little Things” from the Dark Entries label‘s vinyl reissue of their one and only album “Music For Teenage Sects” originally released in 1981 on Posh Boy
  • Russia/Belgium new wave /synthpop collaboration, Purple Fog Side & Elsehow – “I Believe” (Tears For Fears cover) on skyQode
  • Paris-based minimal electro / new wave /coldwave duo of Olivier Rossi and Olivier Brucker, aka Nomenklatür – “Keeping Distance” from V/A “Altered States Vol.5” on Sinchi
  • Bogotà, Colombia darkwave /coldwave duo ANTIFLVX “La Voz Que Me Persigue” from “Manuscrito” (Single)
  • German Dark Wave duo, In Mitra Medusa Inri “The Circle” (new version, originally from 1996)
  • Italian electrowave /darkwave trio from Naples, ASH CODE “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” (Bauhaus cover) Christmas single
  • Dark rock duo from the industrialized north of England, AUGER “Angel Dressed In Snow” (Single)
  • Italian/Swiss industrial / EBM / dark techno / acid electronic /darkwave trio of Florin Büchel (aka CCO) and Daniele Cosmo (co-owner of Lux Rec.) and vocalist Kleio Thomaïdes, Savage Grounds “Sex Is Violence” from the cassette album “Hidden By The Night” on She Lost Kontrol
  • “I Don’t Owe Anyone (The Bleak Engineers Edit & Cut)” from “Edits & Cuts “Xmas” Collection (The Bleak Engineers Edits)” by Synth / Post-Punk duo from St. Petersburg.
  • Buenos Aires based dark wave /minimal synth duo P/M/S “HELICÓPTEROS (Cover El Tronador)”                                 
  • Canadian electronic /minimal synth musician based in Toronto, ALAN HARMAN “Circuits Beneath” from the single “Circuits Beneath/Dataism”
  • Wien, Austria based synth wave/minimal synth duo, Mitra Mitra “By Your Hand” from the new EP of the same name, track also part of the forthcoming LP ‘Hands Remain’ on Polytechnic Youth
  • Brussels coldwave /EBM duo ULTRA SUNN “Out Of The Cage” from V/A “ZEITGEIST CHROME VOL. 01” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Vancouver, Canada New Wave /Synthwave trio NOUVEAUX “Dust on the Mirror” debut single
  • French post-punk /electronic /new wave solo project Grand Garçon “Le Sang” title track from the EP “Le Sang” on New Sinister label
  • Pasadena, Ca new wave /synth-pop duo of vocalist Ari Blaisdell (previously of Lower Self, The Beat Offs) and musician Matt Jones (previously of Male Gaze, Blasted Canyons), aka System Exclusive “In Line Online” single from the upcoming S/T album on Castle Face Records
  • Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine electronic /synthwave /post-punk duo Death Rate A Politics “Кожен” from “Nerivni” EP                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Berlin‘s angular pop /new wave /post-punk trio Halfsilks “White Horse” from the debut album “Cupid Operations” cassette on Kitchen Leg Records
  • Paris-based électroclash /synth-pop duo ULTRAMODERNE “Le fabuleux destin de mathieu”
           
  • German post-punk /coldwave /postwave solo project, A Transition “Behind My Scenes”                  
  • L.A. goth post-punk /darkwave project DEATHFAUNA “Unlock your Secrets” (Single)                                         
  • Rome, Italy industrial/ darkwave/ synth-pop side project from Riccardo Sabetti (Spiral69), Pasquale Vico (Date at Midnight) and Andrea Freda (Spiritual Front), THE ETERNAL DECAY “No Apologies (Radio Edit)” new single on Trisol Music                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Romanian synth-pop /darkwave duo from Brasov, KILLING MOON “Love Is A Thief” from the upcoming debut EP “Strange Desolation” due out at the start of 2022.
      
  • Southern Poland darkwave /dark electro /synth-wave duo STRIDULUM “Home” from the LP “Soothing Tales of Escapism” on Manic Depression Records
  • UK eclectic goth darkwave solo project from Kendal, Claustraphobia “Burning My Dreams (2021)” from the new album “Infuscations”
  • Edmonton, Alberta goth /deathrock /post-punk 4-piece CLERGY “To Survive” from the debut single “To Survive/Estranged”
  • Mexico City synthpop /darkwave duo We Own the Night “Suspiriorum (The Mother)” single
  • Spanish darkwave /coldwave/ post-punk solo project Vasto Profundo “Humo” (Single)
  • Karlsruhe, Germany post-punk solo project THE NEON HUM “Autumn Whisper” second single
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia new wave /post-punk solo project Чайки улетают с моря [smorya] “Закончить это всё” from “Молодость” EP
  • Padova, Italy new wave /post-punk band THE RIP “Universal Love (version #2)” from the EP “Hall”
  • Berlin-based Russian post-punk one-man band BISHKEK “твой страх” from the EP “БЕЗУСЛОВНОСТЬ”
  • Maryland industrial /post-punk band Killing Frost “Vessel” single
  • Noisey jangly post-punk solo project from rural New Hampshire, OLD MOON “On The Outside” new 2-track single
  • Swedish indie rock /new wave /shoegaze /post-punk band Principe Valiente “Porcelain” from the forthcoming LP “Barricades” on Metropolis
  • Russian Lo-Fi /Synthpop /Post-Punk solo project from Tver, горе луковое – “картонки” 2-track single “картонки / якоря” on Русский пост-панк
  • Bremen, Germany punk /post-punk trio FRUSTWUT “Digitalisiert” from self-titled EP (demo) on FETTHERZ RECORDS
  • Tallahassee, Fl darkwave /new wave /synthpop solo project Candle Wishes “Liquid Days” from the collection with unreleased tracks “The First Four 2020/2021
  • Italian post-punk one-man project of electronic producer Alessio Di Mezza (known as Religius Order), STRANGERS FOR LOVE “I Hope You Die (Live Version 2019)”
     
  • Argentinian post-punk /darkwave /goth rock trio from Buenos Aires, SOL OSCURO “Stratosphere” from the new EP “Fire and Cold”.
  • Krasnodar, Russia new wave/coldwave/post-punk solo project Unpleasant Sounds “Alone” from “Crossroads” EP on Foxy Forest Records Label
  • Louisville, Kentucky post-punk /darkwave duo of former members of 9voltRevolt, Stephen Beasey and Brian Cain, aka Who Saw Her Die? “With a Knife” from The “Winter” EP
  • Ventura, Ca synthwave /coldwave /darkwave duo Pink Depression “98666″ single
  • Miami, Fl new wave /post-punk /darkwave solo project Astari Nite “(ALL ELSE IS A CURSE) THE PIXIE REMIX BY NITE
  • Mexican Dark Electronic /SynthPop artist, singer, producer & filmmaker based in Puebla, Felipe Casas aka SUNDATA “The Game (Remastered)” single on Cold Transmission                                                                         
  • Copenhagen, Denmark‘s Dark Electronic Pop artist Kasper Deichmann (Sunken) AKA St.Digue “Capital (Mechanical Mix)” from the 2-track single “Frédéric Scarfone Remixes”
  • Italian synthpop /’Italo pop’ project by Andrea Noce (Eva Geist) and Donato Scaramuzzi (Donato Dozzy), aka Il Quadro di Troisi “Beata (Baldelli & Dionigi Remix)” from the forthcoming remix album, to be released in spring 2022 as double gatefold vinyl on Raster.
  • Swedish electronic /synthpop solo project of Brotherhood‘s singer Micke Lönngren, Lønnkrog “Blind (2021 Rerecorded version)”
  • Swedish synthpop solo project by Markus Enström, CURRENT ONE “Work Of Art” single
  • Norway‘s synthpop musician KIM LUNNER “Go To Heaven” (Single)
  • UK new wave /synth-pop duo THE DISTANT MINDS “A Thousand Tears” from the debut LP “BEDLAM”
  • Swedish synthpop act COLD CONNECTION “Trocadero” single on Town And Towers Records
  • New York dark synthpop duo The Mystic Underground “A Certain Chemistry (Kim Lunner Remix)”
  • Austin, TX based electro-rock-goth duo Weird Wolves “Overdrive (Klack Remix)” single
  • Atlanta/Portland witch house /dark electronic /synthwave project by Corey Davenport (Cairn Elan) & Kyle Mac (Dead Fe†us), SUFFER RING – “To The Slaughter” from the upcoming LP “Hauntology” on Re: Mission Entertainment
  • Tönisvorst, Germany dark electro wave project of Markus Ott (formerly vocalist of the mid-90s band Agora Phobia), TERAPHIN “Narben” from the single “Alte Pfade”
  • Nottingham, UK goth /post-punk outfit Chaos Bleak “Like The Master Says” (Single)
  • Disbanded Californian Post-punk /deathrock band unearthed in Chico, DESPERATE HELL “Tethered” from the Split album “The World Is A Bad Place” with Beehive
  • Nottingham, UK goth /post-punk outfit Chaos Bleak “Xenomorph (13 Candles cover)”
  • New York goth /coldwave /post-punk solo project (aka Stereo Julia), Cemetery Dolls – “Twilight Winter” from the first “Nerium Fields (demo)” EP
  • Laredo, TX Indie Rock / Post-Punk Rock band THE MAPLES “Stranger Dancer” (Single)
  • Trollhättan, Sweden lo-fi synthpop project existed between 19982008, [brus] “My harmony” from the album “Recollection” a compilation of bedroom recordings made between the year 2000-2004.
  • Swedish synth/EBM duo CRYO “Valium (Nuclear Sludge Remix)” off of “Valium” EP on Progress Productions
  • French electro-romantic project featuring Richard Abdeni (Les Anges de La Nuit) and Marilyne B., Après la nuit “Mon Amour” debut maxi single on Echozone
  • UK goth /new wave /synthpop duo Massive Ego “Dead Eyes Black” single on Out Of Line Music
  • Ukraine lo-fi /synthpop /post-punk band Одиночная Камера / Odinochnaya Kamera “Детство” single
  • New York-based, Spanish post-punk /shoegaze /darkwave solo project OSCURIDAD ROMÁNTICO “Miscalculated”                                                                                                                                                         
  • Norwegian New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock project from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “What Is It Real?”                                                      
  • Dutch Electronic /Post-punk /New Wave collaboration, Rats On Rafts & Palmbomen “Cashmere Carey” single recorded at Utrecht music venue EKKO in celebration of their 35th anniversary.
  • Rotterdam based garage rock/post-punk band TRAMHAUS ‘I Don’t Sweat’ 7″ single on Subroutine Records
  • Berlin-based post-punk band Common Touch “Baptized by fire” from the debut “Common Touch” EP
  • Brighton, UK 3-piece Electronic Post-Punk outfit STRANGE IDOLS “Hunts. Nations. Feeders. Feelers” from the debut EP “Ur-“
  • London, UK based art-rock /no wave /noise rock /post-punk 5-piece EX-GIANT “Keine Vogel” from the debut cassette EP “Sprocketland”
  • Berlin‘s psych /post-punk /art punks Plattenbau – “Tutan|<hamun” 3rd single off Plattenabau’s upcoming album “Shape / Shifting”, out February 11, 2022 on Dedstrange.                                                                                 
  • Portland, Or punk /post-punk band DIALS “Chance Man” from debut two-track s/t single
  • New Jersey synth-punk act OPERANTS – “GREY INBTWN” from “Nylon / Operants” Split Cassette EP on Defective Tapes
  • Vancouver, BC post-hardcore /post-punk 4-piece AVERSIONS “Sharp Left Turns” single
  • Berlin-based goth dark electronic act LITHIX “Here Again”                                                               
  • Manchester, UK goth doomfolk singer-songwriter Leonora Hackles “Capital” from “Capital/Bureaucrat” new single
  • Berlin-based ethereal /darkwave /dreampop /synth artist Kiyoshi Rosalie ‘Iron’ from the debut EP “An island”
         

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