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

Weekly Post-Punk // Darkwave // Dark Synth Tips – JUNE 2024 – #23-24

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Los Angeles-based darkwave /post-punk /coldwave solo project of Fearing guitarist Brian Vega, Lovers Guilt – “Til I Feel No Pain” 1st single from the upcoming sophomore “Enveloped In Smoke” EP

Californian project teases the upcoming second EP with a neon-lit, nighttime heart-beating drive about being afraid to feel, “Till I Feel No Pain” is built on a fast-paced, rounded, jittery bassline, along with clattering and urgent rhythmic patterns, illuminated by dimly glowing, icy synth melodies, to fully immerse dreamy, heartfelt vocals, hanging ghostlike in numb anticipation.

  • Belarus darkwave /new wave /post-punk /coldwave solo act Dusken Harmony “Last Moment” single from the upcoming LP “Shrouded in Mystery”

The synth-laden Belarusian project’s last single before the debut LP captures, perfectly, the anxious apprehension of the “Last Moment” before a big change occurs, by driving hypnotic pulses through an oppressive aura of droning undulations and palpitating heart-beats to cover haunted aching vocals with claustrophobia as vibrant melancholic and angsty pinging synth melodies dramatically unfurl.

  • Karlstad, Swedish goth /electronic /synth-pop /post-punk trio Nevrosa “Sirens” single

Epic goth-clad, gloomy and cold Synth-Pop in the finest Nordic tradition, brimming with restless emotions from the Karlstad trio triggers ominously bubbling low-end oscillations, punctuated by thumping drum beats, topped by a turbulent swirling cacophony of dazzling icy bright synths, to desperately resonate along with taut melancholic vocals, depressed about not fitting in, to cry out on a dancefloor, like “Sirens” singing out of tune.

  • New York ambient /drone /goth /noise /dark electronic duo Joseph Beaty & Crystal Casey, aka Peeking Through The Noise “The Mind” from “What Will Not Decay?” EP
  • German darkwave /synth /electropop solo project, m o n o x i d “Rage” single
  • Berlin-based, Australian-born ethereal dark electronic musician and vocalist Zoè Zanias, aka ZANIAS “Ashes” (Fundraiser for Palestine)
  • North Carolina goth post-punk solo project SAIPH “Blissful Lie (feat. Troyanda)” single
  • Houston, TX darkwave act Danza Muerta “Suicida” single
  • Norway goth /post-punk /darkwave 21st century neo-expressionist rock n roll group fronted by Adrian Borgia, Brides “Straight To Hell” single
  • Dark electronics /dubstep /synthwave /industrial new project of German/Belgian duo Inmesher (Rope Sect) and Lykaios (Hemelbestormer, Lhaäd, Rituals of the Dead Hand), Nox “Once now Gone” from the “Entity” LP via Neuropa Records
  • German industrial /minimal dark wave /angst pop duo and Galakthorrö label owners (Haus Arafna), November Növelet “Black Rain” off V/A “Kosmoloko 3” LP/CD [Galakthorrö 057]
  • Italo/French post-punk /coldwave /minimal synth collaborative project of Zoltan Freitag & Mode In gliANY, aka SAYAT NOVA “Le martyr sans étoiles” 2-track single
  • Montreal, Quebec lo-fi /electronic /synthpop solo project of MD (former singer/guitarist of duo Calomine), Nœud – “Casser la nuit” single
  • Strasbourg, France synthpop /breaks /trap /wave band Théréon – “Souche” off the cassette EP “Mi Olin” [Carpaccio Cathedrale]
  • Nantes, France experimental /indie /synth pop /wave /electro act PROJET MARINA “Kaet” from the cassette album “L’ivresse” via Coeur sur toi
  • Tel Aviv-based darkwave /avant-pop project by Kosta Ostrowski, aka Kondratie “Гданськ” from “Червень” EP
  • Belgian coldwave /synth-pop act Der Mord “Dissect The Light” single [Antibody label]
  • Udine, Italy lo-fi cosmic minimal synth solo act Digitalbath “Hotel Jugoslavija” single
  • Italo/French post-punk /coldwave /minimal synth collaborative project of Zoltan Freitag & Mode In gliANY, aka SAYAT NOVA “Le martyr sans étoiles” 2-track single
  • Warsaw, Poland darkwave /industrial /dark electro duo World, Interrupted “No Turning Back” from “When You See Me, Run” EP via Detriti Records
  • Paris-based new wave /coldwave /post-punk solo project of Leonid Diaghilev, aka Tout Debord – “Deuxieme Morte” off upcoming V/A “Doggo Agostino presents: INCISIVE” first mutant compilation [Doggo Agostino Records]
  • Nuremberg, South Germany Electro /Darkwave project THAL “Berliner Luft Und Blut”
  • Wilmington, NC goth /synthpop /darkwave /dark electronic husband and wife duo Dead Cool “Your Lies” single
  • Los Angeles-based post-punk /darkwave /new wave trio Scimitar – “En La Oscuridad” single
  • Argentina post-punk /darkwave /coldwave project of [S] (Kazeria), aka Zudpöl “Cold As White” from “SPLIT – Zudpöl / Depresión Radikal” EP via No Me Escucho Records
  • Italian industrial /new beat /wave /post-punk trio Essaira – “Xirxe” taken from their upcoming “Dramla / Xirxe” 7″ single [Raw Culture Records]
  • Saarbrücken, Germany synth /post-punk band ANGST4 “In Gefahr” from the LP “Die erste Angst”
  • Sevilla, Spain indie /wave /post-punk group part of the DIY Andalucía Über Alles collective, Bola de Cristal “Ávida libertad” from the cassette album “Bola de Cristal” via Flexidiscos
  • Tilburg-based, Dutch New Wave /Post-Punk band Docile Bodies “Yellow Flowers Bloom” from upcoming LP “Light Will Come Our Way” via à La Carte Records
  • Moscow‘s doomerwave /darkwave /post-punk one-man-band, Son, Fire! “Это мы” single
  • Mannheim, Germany industrial /darkwave solo project Endless Me “Blue Fire” title track of the new EP
  • Los Angeles based electro /dark wave /synthwave artist Vick Vapors “Eventually”
  • Austin, TX dark wave /synth-pop /post-punk band Urban Heat “Say the Words” from “The Tower” via Artoffact Records
  • Los Angeles-based darkwave /coldwave /post-punk /synth-pop act FEVR “Dead” single
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina-based Dark Synth-Pop / Wave duo of Alelí Cheval and Gustavo Plaza, aka Telefonema “El Otoño” single
  • Italian dark wave /post-punk /new wave band founded in 2011, Danser La Nuit “Unknown Glory” from the S/T album via SwissDarkNights Label
  • Oakland, CA dark minimal analog synth wave solo project Pleasure Palace “Razor Wire” single
  • North Carolina dream pop /darkwave duo Feyleux “Blood Shadows” from the debut album “Midnight Hearts” via SwissDarkNights Label
  • Berlin-based, Greek acid-synth-electro-wave duo Toxic Razor & Kriistal Ann, Paradox Obscur “Escape” from the upcoming 10th Paradox Obscur Anniversary EP “Attention” CD/10″/cassette
  • Dutch post-punk /synthpop/ electro-gothic pioneers CLAN OF XYMOX “Once Upon A Time” from the 18th album “Exodus” on Metropolis
  • Athens-based Greek dark minimal synth wave duo Kalte Nacht “Dare to Defy” from the album “U R G E” via Cold Transmission Music
  • Hamburg, Germany neue NDW /Synthwave /Minimal Wave act Ruder Blau “Vergiss Deine Gefühle” single
  • Berlin-based neue darke welle act Schnallo “Cherry” (single)
  • German NDW / Punk Duo from Neuwied, Nein Danke “Ich weiß nicht, wo ich bin” title track from the LP “Ich weiß nicht, wo ich bin”
  • Geneva-based Swiss industrial /post-punk /experimental /electronics duo Kleio Thomaïdes and Shlomo Balexert, aka Bound By Endogamy “Lettre à Lauren (Emotional Version) | remastered” from the self-released “Correspondances” EP
  • Phoenix, AZ goth /techno /industrial /post-punk trio TASSEL “V. Crawling” single
  • Boston, MA dark electro /dubstep /bass /industrial act MOЯIS BLAK “FERAL (STRAIGHT RAZOR Remix)” single
  • Berlin-based EBM /industrial /future pop project of Vasi Vallis (Frozen Plasma, FLTU, NNB, Reaper) and Christoph Schauer (Morphose), aka Fractiles “Control” single
  • Brighton, UK industrial /EBM /dark electro act Amorphous – “Algorithm” from the upcoming LP “Skepticism” via Semantics Productions
  • Germany Synth-Pop act Decence “Monuments (Rob Dust Remix)” off “Monuments” (Single) via Infacted Recordings
  • Danish synth-pop duo Claus Larsen (Leæther Strip, Klutae a.o.) and Mirland (Mirland, M73 a.o.), aka Am Tierpark “Bury Your Thoughts” from the LP “Shameless” via Læbel
  • Sweden‘s darkwave /synthpop duo The Skepsis “Dance of Solitude” single
  • Austin, TX new wave /synthpop solo project, Holy Wire “Worse For Wear” from the LP “The Ending Of An Age” via à La Carte Records
  • San Diego, CA-based synthpop /darkwave /synthwave artist EM_LEN “This Is The Way” new single
  • Trondheim, Norway / Brighton, UK post-punk/wave duo Antipole & Paris Alexander “Sentiments (Echoberyl Remix)” from the remix LP “Perspectives III” 
  • Depeche Mode – “Behind the Wheel (Parralox Remix V2)”
  • Norway dark synth-pop solo artist Fabbrica 82 “Another Night” single
  • Oakland, California-based Synth-Wave /Post-Punk/Neo-Goth duo, 55CASTLES “DEATH BOW” single
  • Russian post-punk /darkwave /synthpop band Honeyfrequency feat. Mechabrain – “IMMINENT MORNING” single
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota ethereal /goth /darkwave /post-punk band founded in 1994, Autumn “Catacombs” from the forthcoming album “Songs about dying”
  • Costa Rica/US gothic rock collaboration of Ariel Maniki (Ariel Maniki and The Black Halos) and Zac Campbell (The Kentucky Vampires), Waning Moon “Midnight to Midnight” (Psychedelic Furs cover)
  • Detroit, MI alternative rock /goth /post-punk /deathgaze duo VAZUM “Get Out” from the LP “Western Violence”
  • Suffolk, UK goth/ deathrock /post-punk band SENEX IV “Banshee” from “Lost Souls” EP
  • Seattle, WA goth /post-punk /deathrock band Eve’s Black Heart “Burials” single
  • Perth, Australia gothic rock /post-punk solo project The New Romantics “Modern Day Slave” from “A Collection of Obscurities and Delights” EP
  • Swedish industrial post-punk act THE BELOW – “90 Seconds to Midnight (Featuring Aaron Sutcliffe)” off ”Immutable Decay” EP”
  • German Darkwave /Post-punk solo project German Bot “Treiben”
  • Pamplona, Spain indie rock /post-punk trio Borla “Lurrera” from the “Kordoba Bidea” LP 12″ via Flexidiscos
  • Swedish Post-Punk /Coldwave /Shoegaze band  from Vänersborg, STELLA SLEEPS “Dizzy” from “Undisclosed Location” EP via Icy Cold Records
  • Cincinnati, Ohio experimental /dub /krautrock /psych /post-punk /coldwave sextet THE DRIN “Elude the Torch’” title track of the upcoming 4th LP “Elude the Torch” via Feel It Records                                   
  • German punk n roll /post-punk band from Berlin, Die Verlierer “Notausgang” first single from the upcoming second album of the same name
  • Manchester-based post-punk band LIINES “Holding On” single
  • Singapore industrial /electronic /punk /post-punk band CAVE SEX “Prophets of War” from “S/T” EP 12″ via Symphony of Destruction
  • Cold-punk band from East of France, MESTRE “New Order” first single from the upcoming album via Icy Cold Records
  • Viennese noise rock /post-punk /punk band MAEVES – “Luftschloss” “Colors” EP tape via Wilhelm show me the Major Label
  • California post-punk /punk band Bloodstains “Suburban Suicide” from debut S/T LP 12″ via Drunken Sailor Records
  • Melbourne, Australia noise rock /post-punk outfit Ad Interim “School” from the second LP “We Saw A Window” via Tenzenmen & UnDunn Records
  • Dublin, Irish noise rock /post-punk /punk trio Spit “Suffocate Yrself” from debut cassette  EP “Suffocate Yrself” via Lost Wisdom
  • St. Louis, Missouri dual fronted garage /wave /post-punk band Kids “Vicinity” from the LP “REPETITIOM VARIATIOM”
  • London five-piece shoegaze /post-punk band Ain’t “Oar” from upcoming debut 7” ‘Oar / Teething’ via Fear of Missing Out Records
  • Minneapolis post-punk /punk /rock band Orchid Club “Life Takes Time” debut single
  • San Diego, CA noise /post-punk quartet Psychic Graveyard “Haunted By Your Bloodline” from the album “Wilting” via Artoffact Records
  • Atlanta, Georgia four piece noise-indie-punk band Vangas “Slow Strum” from ltd. 7″ single “Slow Strum b/w Rushing” via Chunklet Industries
  • Auckland, New Zealand post-hardcore /grunge /noise /post-punk duo Glass Cell “Existence Crisis” from the LP “The Cost of Existence Crisis”
  • Riverside, CA goth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave project Perpetual Midnight “The State of Me” single
  • Turkish lo-fi folk, ambient, electronica, drone-pop artist from Istanbul, Ekin Üzeltüzenci aka Ekin Fil “Sonuna Kadar” from  “Sleepwalkers” EP 12″ [Helen Scarsdale]
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia ambient /fantasy /dungeon synth project L’élan “Tôt Le Matin” from the EP “Forêt Des Fées”
  • Perth, Australia ambient /comfy /fantasy /dungeon synth act Wizards of Aldur “Riding Under Winter Sky” from the album “Castle of Wizardry”
  • Toronto black ambient /black metal /occult /vampyric /dark dungeon project Erythrite Throne “The Conjuration of Astral Necromancers” from the LP “An Eternal Palace Hidden in Necrotic Woodlands” [Serpent’s Sword]
  • Sweden dark ambient /winter /fantasy /dungeon synth project of Pär Boström (aka Kammarheit, Deutsch Deutae, and Cities Last Broadcast), aka Trollslottet “Frusna Sagor II” from the cassette album “Evigheten” [Cryo Crypt]

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