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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #15


  • Oakland’s coldwave/shoegaze/dark post-punk band (former members of All Teeth, Life Long Tragedy and Creative Adult), FEARING “Glow” from new album “Shadow” via Funeral Party label

Californian 4-piece, throughout their debut LP, unleash their own unique intensely sparkling and gripping dark post-punk sound spiced up with shoegaze hues, walking the fine line between brooding hazy introspections and forlorn thundering drives with intoxicating results.

  • Montevideo, Uruguay dark ambient/drone/industrial/ethereal duo CLOVVDER “My Mother Was the Moon” version of King Dude‘s song recorded live at Sala Camacuá in Montevideo, 9/19/19

 South American magnetic occult duet deliver a live cover version of T.J. Cowgill‘s dark folk gem developed into a ghostly ambience suspended between post-industrial rituals and velvety dim esoteric drones, obscure, fascinating and immersive in its engaging emotional depth, full of magical, mysterious, and oneiric otherworldly visions that transcend time and space.

  • Austrian darkwave/post-punk trio from Wien, Crystal Soda Cream “Top Down” from upcoming V/A “Compilation C” on CUT SURFACE

In its final stretch the third volume of the annual compilation from the Viennese Cut Surface Records, gathers some PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE of the diverse and rich genre-defying artistic talents from its roster, that some of you who have been following us for some time will already know (Neon Lies, Grotto Terrazza, Wrong Bodies, Bruch, etc.),
into another dizzying and fresh snapshot varying from deranged electro, minimalistic post-punk, abrasive noise-rock, edgy synth-punk, deviant disco, droning Krautrock, poignant minimal synth and oblique pop, you name it, in all its charming Lo-Fi and DIY glory. The CD edition comes with a Fanzine too, don’t miss out!

  • Brussels-based experimental/neo-classical project of multi-instrumentalist Déhà “Whole again (ft Zeresh)” from the album “Piano songs with my Friends” on Musical Excrements
  • Glasgow-based, Canadian synth artist JJD aka SOFT RIOT “Solitary Figures (with Iv/An)” from the new ‘ambient synth-pop’ 8th album “Chin Up” on Possession Records
  • Oakland, Ca dark electronic/psychedelic/post-punk/coldwave trio (formerly VANIISH), Houses of Heaven ‘In Soft Confusion’ from the upcoming album “Silent Places” on Felte
  • Texas‘ post-punk/coldwave/darkwave project by Ashe Rüppe and Amendoa Lizzbeth Tamburri, DELPHINE COMA “The Lebanon – (The Human League COVER)”
  • Paris‘ minimal synthwave solo project of Phosphor and Minuit Machine‘s artist Hélène de Thoury, HANTE. “In Raptures” from the upcoming “FIERCE – Remixes & More” to be released on April 24 through Synth Religion and Metropolis Records
  • Houston, TX darkwave/synthwave duo of Manuel Lozano & Sky Lesco, Tearful Moon “Skeletons In The Closet” off of the new album, “Under the Red Veil”, out on both vinyl and CD via Young & Cold Records
  • Mexican coldwave/minimal synth duo of Dan Shamble (guitar) and Werner Karloff (synth, voice), Neue Strassen “The city” from Neue Strassen’s new EP “Landschaften und Maschinen”
  • Vienna‘s synth wave/minimal synth solo project of synthesist/singer (1/2 of Mitra Mitra and Violetiger), Violet Candide, aka Peppy Pep Pepper “The Cage”                                                                                                      
  • London, UK dark minimal synth primitive electronic music project THIS IS THE BRIDGE “A Ghost In The Machine”                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Brisbane, Australian art-rock/coldwave/post-punk quartet Nite Fields “Chase It” from ”A Voyeur Makes No Mark” limited edition album out now on Lost Race (200 vinyl) and Perfect Aesthetics (50 cassettes).
  • Detroit, MI industrial/EBM/Darkwave/Synthpop project of Dennis Hudson (White Christian Male, Polyvision and Eisenwelle), OLMS “Burn” new single
  • London, UK-based EBM/synthwave/synth-pop/coldwave project of Dominique Cologne (previously of duo Sato Sato), VOGUE.NOIR “Resolution MADMOIZEL Remix” b-side from new 7″ single on TONN Recordings
  • Berlin-based Serbian dark electro-synth duo of Laslo Antal and Lidija Andonov, SIXTH JUNE “We are all the same” (Unreleased 2009)
  • French EBM/post-punk/synthpop/synthwave musician from Paris, SYDNEY VALETTE “Bells Of January” from the self-released “Brothers” EP on Oraculo Records (vinyl)                                                                              
  • London, UK-based EBM/synthwave/synth-pop/coldwave project of Dominique Cologne (previously of duo Sato Sato), VOGUE.NOIR “Segments Feat. Drift.”                                                                                                         
  • Mexican minimal synth /EBM musician (also part of the duo Neue Strassen), Werner Karloff “Schicksal 2019” from the archival album “Unreleased tracks 2014-2019”
  • French electronic/post-punk/minimal wave/coldwave project Black Egg “Desire (Wax Play)” from the LP vinyl + ltd.7″ “Supreme Offering” album on aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • French EBM/elektro-punk/post-punk/synth-punk act from Paris, Leroy Se Meurt “Lağım” from the Enfant Terrible label compilation “Reality As A Stage Set”                                                                                                 
  • Mexico City/Berlin dark electro/minimal synth/synth-punk project 89s† & Petra Flurr “Time Off” off of V/A “Meta Moto IV” cassette compilation out now on Meta Moto label.                                                                       
  • Los Angeles based dark electro /minimal wave main project of producer and songwriter Matia Simovich, INHALT “Alles (Kris Baha Remix)” from the upcoming “Simulation” 2×12″ (remixes and simulations of Inhalt’s 2018 ‘Commerce’ EP) on Mechatronica
  • Argentinian darkwave/post-punk solo project from Buenos Aires, Mvgre ”Vértigo Nocturno” new single
  • Bogotà, Colombia coldwave/darkwave project of Leonardo Jaime aka Leon de Wave, Antiflvx “A Dream Of Gods (Ft. Das Leiden)” from “Platonic Perspectives (Brazilian Edition)” re-release of Antiflvx’s Debut Album re-edited by Deepland Records
  • Austin, Texas post-punk/darkwave/coldwave solo project, This Cold Night “Black Cathedral” from “Enigmatic Individual” / 2020 version on Young & Cold Records
  • Spanish coldwave/darkwave/post-punk duo from Madrid, THE RED DOTS ‘Trust (Remastered)’ from the 2017 debut EP ‘High Waves (Remastered)’
  • Gothenburg, Sweden electronic/new wave/synthpop artist (member of late 70s/early 80s Cosmic Overdose and Twice A Man), LARS FALK “The Fly”
  • San Diego, Ca industrial/darkwave/synthpop duo of Leafar Seyer (real name Rafael Reyes) and Dave Parley, aka Prayers “Wild Roses (Remix By Fragrance.)”                                                                                             
  • The Hague, Netherlands synthpop/minimal wave/coldwave/darkwave group SEGBROEK – “Hungry Eyes” from the S/T debut album
  • Krasnodar, Russia gothic-rock/coldwave/post-punk solo project Unpleasant Sounds “She Is Dead” from the second EP “Lies”
  • Oakland, Ca experimental/noise/post-punk solo project of Skot Brown (Altar De Fey, Black Ice, Intermission, Malditos, Muh, Sixteens, The Phantom Limbs), DECANTER “Seem So Low”
  • Birmingham, UK lo-fi/dream pop/goth-pop project of Dom Sepúlveda, aka Goth Boii, aka VEDA “Leave It All Behind” title track from the debut album on BIRTHDIY
  • Los Angeles, Ca shoegaze/darkwave/ post-punk band (members of The Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Wax Idols, and Light FM), BIZOU “Crashing Sky” from the “Stilllifeburning” EP
  • Los Angeles-based, PakistaniAmerican coldwave/darkwave group, AURAT “Waiting For You” from the “Zeher” EP
  • Portland, Oregon darkwave project by Amy Azucena and Conor Knowles of Dancing Plague, Psychic Guilt “Your Dark Lover”
  • Californian solo post-punk music project from Oakland, DEATH’S HEAD “Worms” new single
  • Washington, D.C. darkwave/post-punk 4-piece LOHESH “Ascension” title track from the debut EP
  • Italian synthwave/darkwave/post-punk band from Naples, HAPAX “Vitriol (live)” from the upcoming album “Live in Quarantine” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Fresno, CA post-punk/coldwave band (actually re-named Sex Poison), Alone In My Room “Drunk and Alone” from the S/T vinyl 12″ album on Oráculo Records
  • Rennes, Angers et Paris based post-punk band VERSARI – “Des Images” from the upcoming third new studio album, “Sous La Peau” via Unknown Pleasures Records/T-Rec
  • Rennes, France post-punk solo project TABLERAZ “Distortions”
  • Spanish analog dark synth/kraut/post-punk solo project URCO “Junkie of my dreams”                 
  • Athens, Greece Gothic Rock band The Black Capes “A Dream Of The Tower” from the second album “Lullabies For The Dead”
  • Liverpool, UK Goth Rock band THE FACES OF SARAH “Memorium” new single and title track taken from the album “Memorium” produced/drums by Simon Rippin (Nephilim)
  • London, UK based post-punk trio Sanctuary of Praise “See the pain (demo)” from 2-track demo “(demonstration)”
  • Philadelphia, IL goth/industrial/darkwave/post-punk project of Fredrick Dotchel, aka TRAGIC AGE “Fall Apart” from the debut album “No Hope”
  • Zürich, Switzerland electronic/new wave/post-punk/NDW project Karl Kave “Oh Kolibri” from “Kolibri Oddities” 7-track EP.
  • Canadian darkwave/industrial/synthpunk solo bedroom music project from [N̶O̶W̶H̶E̶R̶E̶] near Montréal, Plague ’94 “The Tunnel”                                                                                                                                                   
  • Stockton On Tees, UK goth rock /post-punk trio THE GOLDEN AGE OF NOTHING “Dead Rabbits” the first and final posthumous release from The Golden Age Of Nothing via Three Witches Recordings
  • Los Angeles‘ new wave /post-punk band CRUEL REFLECTIONS “Frausto” new single
  • San Antonio, TX darkwave/coldwave synth project of Veronica Campbell, DEATH LOVE VERONICA “Gothic Candy”
  • Italian post-rock/blackgaze/new wave/shoegaze/alternative quartet from Brindisi, Moonoises – “Chasm” from upcoming debut tape on Golden Morning Sounds
  • Bologna, Italy alternative/shoegaze/post-punk project of Two Moons‘ founder and frontman, Emil Moonstone & the Anomalies “The light behind your eyes” new single
  • Italian New Wave/Electro Music duo formed in the 80s, XelaM “Why” from the upcoming LP “Rock And Roll” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Raleigh, NC Indie/Goth/Post-Punk band BLACK BOUQUET “Out of Luck” from the debut EP “Keep Me Pretty, Keep Me Clean”
  • Swedish indie/dream pop/post-punk outfit The Secret French Postcards “Don’t Tear Me Apart” from the new EP “Out Of You” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Ukraine post-punk band from Slavyansk, DELIRIUM “Изоляция/Isolation” new single
  • Glasgow, UK noisy/post-punk trio Kaspar Hauser “Man With No Name” from the new sophomore “Kaspar Hauser” EP
  • French dark psychedelic post-punk noise-rock band from Rouen, SERVO “I” from the upcoming sophomore album “Alien” on Fuzz Club
  • London, UK experimental/noise/psychedelic/post-punk/kraut group (past or current members of Mugstar, Bonnacons Of Doom, Dead Neanderthals, Dethscalator, Idles, Earth), SEX SWING “Valentine’s Day at the Gym” from the upcoming sophomore LP “Type II” on Rocket Recordings
  • California post-punk/punk band RED ECHO “Vanishing Act” from the second single “Parched/Vanishing Act”
  • Los Angeles based industrial/EBM/dark electronic duo YOUTH CODE “Puzzle” new single
  • Minnesota‘s new synth-punk project of Sean Albert (Belly Jelly, Skull Cult, & QQQL), DUMMY “Dipshit” from the cassette album “Comedy Rock!” on Discontinuous Innovation Inc.
  • French electronic/synth-punk/post-punk/cold-industrial trio from Castres, HYSTERIE “Protéger et Servir” from upcoming cassette EP “Deuil” on Area Z
  • Ottawa, Ontario dark synthpop artist ISØBEL “Burn” new single
  • Lebanese experimental/noise-pop/electronic/synthpop project of Khodor Ellaik (Scum Society and Friendly Faces) and Karim Shams from Beirut, Kid Fourteen “Nobody Came, Nobody Wants To” from the third album “Love”
  • Miami, FL dance-punk/dub/no wave/post-punk band DONZII “Burn”                                                                   
  • Lund, Sweden dark electro/synthpop duo NEUROBASH “Impulse” from the album “2K2X” (Special Edition)
  • St. Petersburg, FL industrial/EBM/synthpop project of Davey Partain, aka ÆON RINGS “Betrayal”
  • Florida‘s new wave/post-punk/synthpop project of Miami native AJ Ruiz, aka Adult Programming “LET IT COME 2 U” new single
  • Lisbon, Portugal experimental/synthpop/new wave/coldwave solo project by Pedro Morcego from Phantom Vision, aka Liquid Land “You Look Like Paradise”

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