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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #19

Picks Of The Week:

  • Mexican minimal synth wave project of Rogelio Serrano, EQUINOXIOUS “Detonación” from the new EP “Extraños Accesos”                                                                                                                                                       

Highly talented Mexican synthesist amazes once again with his pristine minimal alchemy of analog machines at the same time obscure, mysterious, poetic, melancholic and timeless.  

  • Cold Wave / Post-punk / Dark Wave duo from Ukraine, THE GLASS BEADS “Monster” new single                     

Not the most prolific, but every time terribly effective, Ukrainian duo bewitch with a gloomily atmospheric, poignant new song built around ominous ringing repetitive hypnotic piano notes, spine-tingling bass and haunting vocals. An amazing return and an intriguing step forward for a project that has yet to fully reveal all the nuances of its talent.

  • French dark dream pop/synth-pop/new wave artist from Rennes, Tropique Noir “Boloss Boloss” from the debut album “Mirage” out now on Music From The Masses

Superb dark and melodic genre-bending cold ‘pop noir’ epic of a debut album from solo project of Brittanny‘s Mickael Olivette, formerly affiliated to the never forgotten, fave avant-pop label Beko Disques, just waiting to be listened obsessively on repeat…

  • Russian post-punk/neo-folk side project of Samara‘s one man band Lifeless, NMDA ‘Сейчас’                               
  • Rostov-On-Don-based Ukrainian electronic synth-pop / dream pop / post-punk / new wave project of Dmitry Gruber (aka Hjördis-Britt Åström), Galatée “Such A Strange Thing” from the new EP “This Must Be The Place”
  • Adelaide, Australia darkwave /gothgaze /post-punk solo project MONOWORLD “Tahlia” from the album “Stagnate”                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Swedish synth-punk /minimal EBM artist SYNTET “Som Du” from 2-track CD single “Som du / Dummare och dummare”
  • Athens, Greece darkwave /coldwave /new wave act Visions From Cold Poems “Joyful Sorrow”                              
  • Swedish synth-pop duo of Machinista and Cat Rapes Dogs members, Folk är Folk – “Jag Menar Sådär” from upcoming tape/digital album due July 20th via Rundgång Rekords.                                                                     
  • Los Angeles, CA synth-punk / darkwave / post-punk duo NO EXITS “Catatonic”
  • Bristol, UK goth/synthpop/darkwave/electronic solo project New Haunts “Thrill” new single                             
  • Danish synthpop duo from Copenhagen, featuring members of MOTH and Motorsav, Little Boy Lost “Opaline Visor” from the upcoming debut album “Vestiges” out on ltd. vinyl 12″ + bonus 7″ via Oráculo Records                      
  • French new wave /synth-pop duo from Paris, SILLY JOY “The Road” new single                                                   
  • Leipzig, Germany darkwave/post-punk /’ritual wave’ duo MATER SUNDAY “Weep” from the remixed & remastered edition of the 2017 EP “Our Things To Come”
  • Canadian new wave/post-punk duo from Montreal, Québec. CALOMINE “Smelling Salts” new single                    
  • Baltimore, Maryland dark electronic /synth-pop collaborative project VACANT WINDOWS “Love is Cold” new single
  • German dark synth-pop project of DJ Tom Niebuhr, aka MONOSAPIEN “Bis zum Ende” new single
  • Industrial coldwave band from Houston, TX, LOVE TERROR “Dreams in Neon” from the upcoming debut album “GLAMOUR”
  • Los Angeles, CA new wave / minimal synyh /synth-pop act Image Of Life “Living Alone (LP Mix)” from the forthcoming LP “Attended By Silence” out November 2019 on Kernkrach Schallplatten
  • Los Angeles‘ synth-pop/coldwave/darkwave duo of PakistaniAmerican lead vocalist Azeka and bassist/producer Gil, AURAT “Kya Hua” from the 2-track single “Pyaar | Kya Hua”
  • Colombian synth post-punk duo Das Kelzer – “La Casa Del Mal”                                                                                     
  • French analogue minimal synth-pop solo project La Main Froide “Sexy Comme L’Enfer” from new EP “Age Sexe Mensurations” on Néoptères Records
  • British electronic / synth-pop group featuring Isaac Howlett & Adam Relf, Empathy Test ”Empty-handed” title track from the upcoming 4-track CD/7″
  • Melbourne synth-punk trio of Harry Howard (Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls, Pink Stainless Tail, Harry Howard and the NDE), Edwina Preston (The Moll Flanders Band, Harry Howard & The NDE) and Ben Hepworth (REPAIRS, Eastlink), ATOM “Parasite” from upcoming album “In Every Dream Home” via it records
  • Miami, Florida new wave /post punk /darkwave solo project Astari Nite “As If You Were Dead” new single       
  • L.A.-based post-punk/deathrock four-piece Egrets on Ergot “Urban Call” from the new EP “Transcend Effigies”
  • Ukrainian synth-pop duo Курносая Дура [Kurdura] “F.W. Holler” new single                                                     
  • Peruvian lo-fi/dark synth/coldwave project TRIUMVIRS “Aura Digital demo (ft. Lucis Subterranea)” from the new EP “Shallow and Pretentious”                                                                                                                               
  • Ukrainian goth / darkgaze / post-punk solo project based out of Kharkiv, Norma Warner “Nothingness”        
  • Paris‘ new wave/minimal synth/synthpop project of Gregg Anthe (Morthem Vlade Art, Trisomie 21 & In Broken English), HNN (Hsilgne Nekorb Ni) “Le Chat” from the new third album – 江戸 –                                                          
  • New York‘s post-punk/synth-pop solo project STEREO JULIA “You Are My Life Line” new single.                       
  • Bydgoszcz, Poland shoegaze /post-punk trio Uncle’s Confession “Bruxism” from the debut EP “Pętla”.             
  • Costa Rica new wave/post-punk trio from San Josè, CAIDAS LIBRES “Poderes simples” from the debut album “Afuera y vacío”
  • Perth, Australia based coldwave/darkwave/new wave/synth-pop solo moniker of Greg Weir from DTHWBBA/WhiteFawn, aka UIU “Not The First Time (The Ghost of Bela Lugosi rework)”                                           
  • Minsk, Belarus lo-fi /no punk /post-punk /garage punk collective ТРЎП ‘МВ’ from the second 2-track single ‘Слабость’
  • Mexico City based ‘post wave’ band, THE ETERNAL NOW “Energy” (demo)                                                         
  • German dark synth electronic / postwave Devine Noire’s side project, A Transition feat. GINA S. “Minutes [Kamikaze Remix]”                                                                                                                                                     
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico goth/coldwave/darkwave one man band THE ENDLESS “Don’t fear the night”
  • Bogotá, Colombia synth-punk/post-punk quartet TAN LEJOS “Morir al despertar” from debut “distancia/duración” EP
  • Dutch goth/post-punk/new wave duo from Eindhoven, PALAIS IDEAL ”Catharsis” from the new album “Pressure Points” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC                 
  • Brisbane, Australia post-punk duo Pleasure Symbols ‘Chain of Love’ from new LP ‘Closer and Closer Apart’ on Avant! Records.
  • Trier, Germany noise/synth-pop/post-punk trio The Dead Sound “Into The Dark” from upcoming debut album “Cuts” on CRAZYSANE RECORDS                                                                                                                 
  • Philadelphia‘s doom pop’/‘gothic grunge WORST ONES “Born of Pain” from the upcoming debut LP “Badman”
  • Russian indie pop/post-punk band from Tomsk, Бумажные Тигры [Paper Tigers] ‘Дым и Зеркала/Smoke and Mirrors’ new single
  • New York‘s goth/darkwave/post-punk duo of singer Alex Virlios (Blue Images) and guitarist/producer Andrew Sega (Iris, The Alpha Conspiracy), HALLOWED HEARTS “Lost” debut single
  • Melbourne garage punk/post-punk 4-piece PINCH POINTS “Spelt Out” from the EU vinyl edition album “Moving Parts” via Six Tonnes De Chair Records
  • Melbourne, Australia post-punk all-girl trio Party Pest “I Can Do Better” title track from the new 2-track 7″ debut single “Happy Man” on Psychic Hysteria
  • Los Angeles-based post-punk/synthwave band, Cold Showers “Dismiss” from Cold Shower’s third album “Motionless” out now on Dais Records                                                                                           
  • Los Angeles based synthpop duo since 1989, Mind Machine “Clouds of Doubt (Fused Sacred Remix)” new single taken from the forthcoming album “Remix The Machine”
  • CharlotteNC industrial / new wave / synthpop project of Christopher Gurney, IIOIOIOII “Sunset Show (We The North Remix)” from V/A “Swedish Electro vol 6 / the remixes” via swedish electro scene
  • Charlotte, NC dark electronic/industrial/experimental/analog synth trio Solemn Shapes “Behind the Door” from the new “Loss” EP
  • Sidney, Australia Powerpop /Noise Rock /New Wave /Post-Punk DIY ‘aggro-jangle’ trio Reality Instructors “Why Couldn’t You Be Kind?” from the debut vinyl album “Ritual Ignorant” on Eternal Memo Records
  • Vienna garage punk /jangle pop /post-punk project of JFAL, Just Friends and Lovers “Shot” from the upcoming album “Her most Criminal Crimes” on Cut Surface
  • Montreal, Quebec minimal dream pop solo project of former Dernier Sex & Security frontwoman, Anna Arrobas “I Heard Your Name” from debut EP “Metal Locket”