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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #22

Picks Of The Week:

  • Grand Rapids, MI post-punk/dark synth quartet LOST SYSTEM “Over Myself” off of the debut album “Left Behind” on Neck Chop Records

Long awaited debut album from Grand Rapids’ quartet perfectly captures the spirit and energy of the best post-punk of the 80’s combined with a completely contemporary and mature sound. Sombre melodic basslines, sweeping synths, energetic sharp guitars and painful vocals carries throughout the 8-tracks to make for a compelling listen.

  • Amsterdam-based dark synth/post-punk five-piece Silent Runners ”Forgotten (Closed Mouth Remix)” from the reissue of the 2017 debut album plus 7 remixes ”The Directory – Cold Transmission Edition” via COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC                                                                                                                         

Not easy the choice in a parterre of impressive remixers, but the French post-punk experimentalist Yannick Rault, with the heady addition menacingly grumbling bass lines, mourning synths and piercing guitars, shrouds the original in a dark, ominous, yet sensual and incredibly alluring dark dirge.

  • Berlin-based experimental/dark ambient/drone/shoegaze/post-punk new project of Anna Nin (aka None), aka Glaring “New Heart” from the brand new album “Tyche” on Squall Recordings.

We had just hailed Anna Nin‘s return, after an uncommon period of silence, and here is the surprising brand new full-length album under her Glaring alias, filled with her distinctive uncompromisingly powerful and immersive dark synth sound brimming with sheer emotive power. With a superb track like “New Heart” darkwave has never been so warm to me.

  • Adelaide, Australia darkwave/electro/post-punk/gothic disco project The Ghost Of Bela Lugosi ”Witch (Instrumental)”
  • Berlin-based, Portuguese/UK coldwave/dream pop/synth-pop duo of Francisco Gonçalves Silva & Robert Paul Gardner, aka SZALAZAR “Souvenirs” from debut single “Pace/Souvenirs”
  • Houston, TX post-punk/synthwave solo project, TWO ONE SIX “Dead One”                                                       
  • Los Angeles based gloom rock project by Detroit‘s Tara Connelly and her husband Mike Connelly (formerly of Wolf Eyes and Hair Police) along with Sera Timms of Black Mare and Joe Potts of Sollilja, CLAY RENDERING “Cities Of The World” third single from the upcoming second album “California Black Vows” on Hospital Productions
  • Montreal, Quebec electronic/synth-pop/coldwave duo Chevalier Avant Garde – “At the Steps” off new cassette EP “Deadlocks” on L.I.N.O.       
  • Oakland, CA dark punk/deathrock trio featuring members of Adrenochrome and Cruz De Navajas (CDMX), FALSE FIGURE “The Gates” from the new EP “A Promised End”
  • Sidney, Australia post-punk trio featuring members of Mope City & Julia Why?, WORM CAFE “Edge Of Empathy” from upcoming debut s/t cassette on Tenth Court
  • Californian solo deathrock/darkwave/post-punk music project from Oakland, DEATH’S HEAD “Dysmorfia” title track from the new mini-LP
  • Chicago-based industrial goth darkwave duo HIDE “Chainsaw” off of second album “Hell Is Here” out August 24, on Dais Records                                                                                                                                                        
  • London, Ontario punk/synth-punk trio MONONEGATIVES “5 Second Future” title track from the debut EP
  • Vancouver, Canada shoegaze/ dream pop/noise-rock/post-punk music producer and visual artist & half of Palm Haze, Lucas Inacio, aka Fløver “Fool” new single
  • London-based Irish post-punk/art-rock poet and performer Sinead O’Brien – “Taking On Time” off upcoming 2-track 7″ single on Speedy Wunderground                                                                                                            
  • Greek industrial audio-visual unit hailing from Athens by songwriter and music producer Giannis Papaioannou, aka Mechanimal – “Easy Dead” from the forthcoming release “White Flag Single” on Inner Ear.
  • Istanbul, Turkey coldwave/synth wave/synth-pop duo THE HOLLOW DOLLY “Blood’s Work” new single
  • Berlin, Germany lo-fi post-punk/synth-pop one-woman project Dolly’s Laster “The Waitress” from the new album “Tales and Truths”
  • French synth-punk/coldwave duo of Timothée Gainet & Arnaud Derochefort from Lyon, POISON POINT – “Imaginary Veil (Sydney Valette Remix)” from new EP “Oblivion” on Intervision
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina based new wave/post-punk 5-piece PYRAMIDES “Propaganda [Feat. El Último Vecino]” new single on Casa del Puente Discos
  • Perth, Australia based coldwave/darkwave/new wave/synthpop solo moniker of Greg Weir from DTHWBBA/WhiteFawn, aka UIU “Pack Of Wolves, Pack Of Liars”                                                                             
  • Turkish post-punk/goth-wave band Merry’s Funeral “İçimdeki Izdırap” from forthcoming album to be released September 2019.                                                                                                                                         
  • Portuguese Goth/ Post Punk/Darkwave band from Lisbon, SHE PLEASURES HERSELF[ SPHS ] † “PRIVATE HELL [ FEAT. ASH CODE ]” from the new album “XXX” on Manic Depression Records
  • Barcelona based revisited-post-punk 4-piece lead by Chilean bassist/vocalist Carlos Vergara, Low Blows “Skin” new single
  • Troy, New York post-punk trio (members of Severe Severe/ The Black Ships/ Sun Burdens), ETERNAL CRIMES “Slow Guillotine” from the new cassette sophomore album “Cryptically Acclaimed” on Bad Archer Records
  • Lima, Perù post-punk/gothic rock/deathrock 4-piece Specto Caligo – “Sombras” from the debut demo cassette album “Distorsiones Óseas” on Buh Records
  • Sunderland District, UK darkwave/gothic rock duo ANGELS OF LIBERTY “Innana” from the forthcoming second album “Servant Of The Grail”
  • Cleveland‘s post-punk band PLEASURE LEFTISTS “Try the Door” from the upcoming album “The Gate” on Feel It Records
  • Gothenburg, Sweden indie rock/punk 4-piece DEL III “Händerna” from the new EP “Tre” on Svart Kaffe Records
  • Philadelphia darkwave/post-punk solo project KISS OF THE WHIP “Levitation” new single.                               
  • Los Angeles‘ coldwave / post punk band Warsaw Pact “Deadvlei” from the debut album “Extended Play I”
  • Berlin‘s DIY electronic/darkwave/post-punk/shoegaze artist VLIMMER “Vertiko” taken from upcoming Vlimmer’s “XIIII” (14) as part of a double EP release with “XIII” (13) in a series of 18 EPs out June 21, via his own Blackjack Illuminist Records.                                                                                                                                   
  • Melbourne based ‘bratwave’ duo (formerly Heat Wave) featuring Kalindy Williams and Kurt Eckardt, Hearts and Rockets “Feelings” off of Hearts and Rockets’ forthcoming ltd. blue vinyl LP “Power” out August 23, via Psychic Hysteria.
  • French DIY coldwave/post-punk one-man band from Lyon formerly known as My Best Fiend, MEAGER BENEFITS “Silhouette” from the new album “Crawling” on Solange endormie Records
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia no wave/post-punk band ANGLETER ‘первый | perviy’ debut single
  • Chicago-based industrial goth darkwave duo HIDE “Girl on Girl” 2-track single on Sub Pop                           
  • Berlin-based dark synth electronic duo of Carmen Burguess & Tomás Nochteff aka Mueran Humanos “La Gente Gris” from upcoming album “Hospital Lullabies” out July 6th 2019 on Cinema Paradiso Records               
  • Seattle, WA dream pop/new wave/post-punk band WISTERIA “Follow” off of “f o l l o w / h o l d” new single
  • Pittsburgh, PN Synth Wave/Noise Rock/Post-Punk trio DEATH INSTINCT “Secret Gardens” from forthcoming EP “The Offerings” out August 5, 2019 on Play Alone Records
  • New Mexico post-punk outfit LOSS OF BREATH “The Only Way to Say Farwell (Unmastered Version)” off of upcoming full-length.
  • Austin, TX dream pop/new wave/post punk band TEMPLE OF ANGELS “Cerise Dream” from 2-track 7″ single “Cerise Dream/Breathless” via Funeral Party Records
  • Melbourne based post-punk band ANSWERS “I’ll Come Back To You Again” from s/t debut album
  • Vyborg, Russian electronic/post-punk one-man project of Sin Nerv, FADEDGE “Names” from the new album “Honour”
  • North American electronic/synth-rock duo of Andrew Sega and singer Reagan Jones, IRIS “Third Strike” from upcoming album “Six” on Dependent
  • Belgian veteran minimal synth/darkwave/synthwave musician ENZO KREFT “In My Head” from the new album “Control”
  • Dark synth-pop act from Poland, ZT1 “Fluorescent”                                                                                                 
  • Legendary 80s Japanese synth/new wave band Dendö Marionette “First Deadly Sin” off of “Juvenile Rock” ltd. cassette compilation of unreleased recordings from 1980/81 on Bitter Lake Recordings/Mouse Records
  • Miami, FL Gothic Esoteric Old Wave project formed by Priest M., Corpus Principium “Sequins”                           
  • Philadelphia‘s atmospheric synthpop/industrial/ethereal/darkwave project of Joseph Martin, My Silent Awakening “Dream Walker”