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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #8

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Melbourne, Australia post punk /darkwave /goth pop five-piece VENETIAN BLINDS “Amazonian Goddess” new single from upcoming debut LP

Melbourne moody darkwave collective Venetian Blinds deliver a dramatic, nocturnal and plain immersive tantalising dark pop fascination across a gripping brew of poignant synth stabs and bleak guitar bleeds along with a hypnotic and menacing rhythmic section, build the black-clad mysterious setting for the alluring and ethereal female vocals laced with achingly emotional dark romantic flair.

  • Andover, UK post-punk/darkwave/gothic rock 3-piece ECHOSCOPE “Anthem of the Weak” from “Falsehoods” EP

The new 4-track EP corroborates the English trio’s early promises, especially “Anthem of the Weak” is a superb encapsulation of enveloping eerie gothic rock epic, hypnotic post-punk rhythmic menace and infectious pop sensibilities, with those haunting back-and-forth vocals/chorus absolutely irresistible.

  • Minsk, Belarus post-punk/coldwave band Super Besse ”Rodina/Homeland” from the upcoming album “Un Rêve” on I Love You Records                                                                                                                                     

After last week’s fine comeback of Brisbane’s Nite Fields, this time it’s the turn of Belarus‘ finest post-punkers Super Besse with the announcement of their third album, since 2017’s ‘la nuit*’, preceded by the new single/video “Rodina”, a vastly dramatically sweeping dark atmospheric piece of the band’s unmistakable anthemic, breathtaking synthy coldwave-y uneasiness, both edgy and melodic, rife with tight fidgety rhythmic patterns, gripping forlorn vocals and final excruciating guitar distortion, a great news for those, who like us, fond of the Eastern European scene.

  • Russian dark-jazz/doom jazz sound project, Bebopovsky And The Orkestry Podyezdov “I Like to Kiss Her in My Black Hearse” from the new EP “Mortuary Erotica”
  • Moscow, Russia synthwave/new wave duo Party Fears Two “Island” from new EP “One Thing”
  • Sweden goth/dark ambient/dream pop/ethereal/darkwave project of Heike Langhans ( Draconian, Ison), LOR3L3I “Jade Light” new single
  • Baltimore, Maryland synthpop/death pop artist VOSH “Vampire Lullaby” (demo)
  • Russian lo-fi post-industrial darkwave /synthpop act (ex Cerulea) from Yekaterinburg, LUTEA “Abstinence” from ltd. split lathe cut 7″ single ‘Haunted / Lutea”‘ via Perfect Aesthetics
  • Canadian ambient dark synth minimal electronic solo project from Fredericton, DenMother “Dead Winter”
  • Toronto, Canada synth-pop /minimal synth duo of Gabe Knox and David Lush (aka Memorex), ANALYTICA “Midnight” from the S/T album on Suction Records
  • French psychedelic/cold wave/dark electro outfit from Paris, VOX LOW “Trapped on the moon (Orestt Version)” from “RELECTURES (REMIX)” EP on Born Bad Records
  • Croatian synth electronic producer ZARKOFF “Loverman” from the cassette album “Semi-fiction” on Lab Personnel
  • 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 “Endling” from the upcoming “Extinction” EP on Fleisch                                                                                                                                                       
  • International industrial/electronic/post-punk/cold wave collective fronted by former Norma Loy, Michel Lecamp aka Usher, BLACK EGG “Desire (Wax Play)” from the upcoming album “Supreme Offering” on aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • Düsseldorf, Germany synth pop/new wave solo project of singer and keyboarder Eva H., Plasmaschwarz “Mein Kopf” title track from debut EP
  • Slovenian electro synthpop act from Ljubljana, TORUL “Best Moments (Original Version)” new single on Infacted Recordings
  • Louisiana/Houston goth/shoegaze/psych/post-punk project (also Vide), EMPTY “Mess” from the album “Three”
  • German coldwave/post-punk 3-piece from Munich, PAAR “Rework” from the upcoming debut album “Die Notwendigkeit der Notwendigkeit”                                                                                                                       
  • Rouen, France dark post-punk / coldwave solo project NICE COLD NATION “Vision” outtake from the “Sunless” album (2015) remastered
  • Geneva post-punk/new wave/no-wave/kraut/punk band MASSICOT “Indonezia” from upcoming album “Kratt” on Les Disques Bongo Joe
  • Brooklyn, NY DIY no-wave/post-punk 4-piece (featuring WALL and local pop band Beverly), PUBLIC PRACTICE “Compromised” off of upcoming debut vinyl LP “Gentle Grip” via Wharf Cat Records
  • Norfolk, Virginia goth/synthpop/dream pop/post punk band TRUE BODY “Television” lead single from True Body’s debut album “Heavenly Rhythms For The Uninitiated” out on LP/Digital 4.3.2020 on Funeral Party Records.
  • Andalucía, Spain DIY synth/post-punk 5-piece CULEBRA “Ceguera” from the S/T album on Desorden Sonoro
     
  • Washington, D.C. Electronic/Darkwave/Post-Punk/synth-pop project Nosuchname “drop Like A Rock” from V/A “La Danse Macabre 7” on At Sea Compilations
  • US post punk /darkwave solo project LAPIS EXILIS “Burn (The Cure Live Cover)”                                             
  • Turkish post-punk /goth-wave duo Merry’s Funeral “Vanished In Veins” new single                                   
  • Slovakia/Germany electronic/darkwave collaborative project of Peter Chudík (aka AnAstromo) and Miriam Christina aka (Theothersideofwho?), 580 MILES “Rewind” from the upcoming album “Farewell Phoenix”
  • Mexico City synthpop/post-punk/new wave/ ‘post wave’ band, THE ETERNAL NOW “The Voice”
  • US post-punk/death rock trio from Denver, Plague Garden “Suicide” from debut album “LEFT IN THE GRAVE”
  • Düsseldorf-based German/Brazilian darkwave/new wave/post-punk duo Innenstadtfront “Kontraktion III (Engolido)” from the debut EP “I.S.F.”
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico goth/coldwave/darkwave one-man-band THE ENDLESS “I prefer to be alone”
  • Columbus, OH post-punk/coldwave outfit INTO GREY “The Process”                                                                     
  • Salt Lake City‘s synthpop/dream pop quarte lead by singer/songwriter Adam Klopp, aka Choir Boy “Complainer” off of forthcoming album “Gathering Swans” due out May 7, 2020 on Dais.
  • Vilnius, Lithuania noise rock/shoegaze/post-punk band PINDROPS “Reflection II”                                             
  • Glasgow‘s DIY post-punk 4-piece VITAL IDLES “Dream Baby Dream” from V/A ” TYPICAL GIRLS volume 5″ compilation series on Emotional Response Records
  • Dresden, Germany Post-Punk/New-Wave 4-piece DIE ARBEIT “Leichen” from the debut album “Material” on Undressed Records.
  • Paris-based, French post-punk/new wave duo Hattoman “Altered Passion” from upcoming debut EP “Shadow People” due next March                                                                                                                 
  • Chicago based noise/post-punk quartet STUCK “Bells” from upcoming album “Change Is Bad” due April 3rd via Born Yesterday Records
  • Montreal, Québec goth/post-punk 4-piece SCHEINTOT “Virtue” off of S/T debut EP
  • Hull, UK based post-punk three-piece LUMER “Another Day At The Zoo” new single                                                            
  • New England via NYC two-piece synth/darkwave/post-punk duo GRANDEUR “Run” (bonus track) from reissued and remastered edition of “New Year” EP on 4LT4RS
  • Montpellier, France post-punk 4-piece UNSPKBLE “Resurrect” from debut vinyl EP “Friction” on Rejuvenation Records & Kerviniou Recordz
  • Berlin, Germany DIY peace/post punk CIERŃ “The Box” title track from the debut EP 
  • Post-punk band formed by Keren Batok & Angel Kauff, ISOTROPÍA “Seedbed”                                                    
  • Lorient, France punk/synth-punk solo project CUIR “Synthpunk Attitude” (bonus track) from “Single Demo” (Remastered LP version)
  • Vienna, Austria DIY/punk/post-punk 4-piece AUTOR “W.E.I.T.” from S/T debut album
  • German Dark Post-Punk 4-piece from Chemnitz, L’APPEL DU VIDE “Verschlungen” from debut cassette “Demo 2020” EP
  • Oakland, CA DIY post-punk outfit SECTARIAN BLOOM “Heat” from S/T debut EP on Transylvanian Tapes
  • Uppsala, Sweden post-punk/punk 4-piece Rotten Mind “Burn for You” from “Rat City Dog Boy” on Lövely Records
  • Perth punk trio Cold Meat “Bad Mood” from the forthcoming debut full-length LP “Hot and Flustered” via Helta Skelta Records.                                                                                                                             
  • Spartanburg, South Carolina lo-fi/indie/post punk brother duo PORTABELLA “Pale Pedestrians” from S/T cassette album on Paisley Shirt Records
  • French new wave/post-punk trio Tôle Froide “Chutes du Niagara” from the new second LP “La Redoute” co-released on AB Records, Le Turc Mecanique, Et mon cul c’est du tofu ?, Kakakids Records & 1000 balles.
  • Berlin-based post-punk/shoegaze/brutalo indie rock act lead by Johannes Stabel, XTR HUMAN “Masks Of Faith” 2nd single from upcoming album “Interior” via NO EMB BLANC and Blackjack Illuminist Records
  • Latvian new wave/coldwave/post-punk duo from Riga, Plenērs – “Būris” first single from upcoming album.
     
  • Spanish analog dark synth/post-punk solo project URCO “You failed me” from the new EP “King without a crown”
  • Barcelona based revisited-post-punk 4-piece lead by Chilean bassist/vocalist Carlos Vergara, Low Blows “Choke” from new 3-track EP “Choke No Time Smile”
  • Brazilian post-punk/darkwave project from Fortaleza, ANUM PRETO “2027” new single
  • La Ciotat, South of France darkwave/coldwave/post-punk outfit PARADISE COVE “Lost” from the debut album “Dead End” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Louisville, Kentucky goth/darkwave/post-punk solo project SCARY BLACK “Not Tonite! (Live)” from the “Live at Fascination Street” album ( Live at the East Room in Nashville, TN 12.23.19)
  • Santo André, Brazil indie/post-punk duo THE SILENT PARTY “Dead October” from the album “Endless Year”
  • East London dark synth post-punk trio S.A.D. “Shutterspeed” from the forthcoming V/A “LÄRM UND STAHL” compilation to be released April 2020 in loving memory of Alex Wolf distributed by Oráculo Records / Bordello A Parigi / Diana Charité                                                                                                                                   
  • Moscow, Russia new wave/minimal synth/coldwave duo of Alexander Chiesa (Skverna, Homepage, Horseraddish) and Alina Vaulina (Angedemer), aka GLASNOST [Гласность] ‘Танцевать/Dancing’ from the new mini-album ‘Дом Культуры /House of Culture’
  • Berlin, Germany coldwave/new wave/post-punk collective DAME BONNET “Dark, Slow” off upcoming 7″ single “Portamento / Dark, Slow” via Höga Nord Rekords                                                                                               
  • Malmö, Sweden dark synthpop/synthwave trio of Dennis Lood (Abu Aljahim) Erica Li Lundqvist (Abu Iblis) and Anders Nordensson (Abu Jinn), ABU NEIN feat. MORT-MOI “Love In Vain” new single off debut album “Secular Psalms” to be released in summer 2020 on Young And Cold Records (Germany) and Rundgång Rekords (Sweden)
  • Greek space cabaret/analog synth-punk trio from Athens, DRAMACHINE “Τρενάκι του Τρόμου” from “Dramachine” EP
  • Mexican synth electronic/chiptune/post-punk/deathwave solo project from Monterrey, Vestron Vulture “Flesh & Blood (feat. Tormental)” from the album “Beyond Soul”
  • French EBM/elektro-punk/post-punk/synth-punk act from Paris, Leroy Se Meurt “Evasion” from upcoming 12″ EP “La Chute” on Gooiland Elektro/Enfant Terrible                                                                      
  • Lithuanian electronic/coldwave/synth pop quartet from Vilnius, SOLO ANSAMBLIS “Fosforinis Baseinas” from the album “OLOS” on Artoffact Records
  • Melbourne, Australia EBM/post-punk/dark wave solo project of Jack Pogson, HACKITT “Through Descent” from the new album “Hands in the Dark”
  • Rochester, NY darkwave/gothic rock solo project Lovers/Deceivers “Falling Moon” (Lucretia’s Daggers cover) from the new EP “Nymphomancer”
  • Poltava, Ukraine electronic/darkwave/synthwave outfit Poryadok/Порядок “KYIV-BERLIN”                                          
  • Marseille, France dark electronic music project Another Dream – “It was a dream”                                               
  • Toronto, Canada shoegaze/electro/italo/new wave/retro-futuristic duo SIVIYEX “Mindcontrol” from the S/T debut album on Disko Obscura
           
  • San Antonio, TX witch-house/darkwave/electronic apocalyptic wave duo †LOΛΣΓS† – ”Fvtigue” from the upcoming “COLD: Limited Edition” cassette album on Re:Mission Entertainment
     
  • Detroit, MI experimental/neo-folk act IN RUIN “Lygar feat. S.P Haché” new single featuring S.P Haché of Night Profound on guest vocals.
  • Darkwave/Synthwave female solo project from Turkey, BEWITCHED AS DARK “Sad” from the upcoming new album due out on March.