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

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

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  • Vienna‘s Gothic Rock/Post Punk band WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW “Sacred Fear” single from the forthcoming 11th album “Ghosts” on Solar Lodge Records

The first harbinger of the upcoming eleventh LP from Vienna‘s veteran Gothic Rockers compels doomy, leaden and rippling realms raised by stumbling drum beats, heavy throbbing bass lines, and bleeding, grinding guitar riffs, topped by eerie keyboard blankets, to haunt moody impassioned vocals, dropping anger and frustration about hypocrisy into a thundering dudgeon of disenchanted forces.

  • Mexico synth-wave /darkwave project led by Iván Zamudio, aka Abadía – “Redención (Revival version)” from the EP “Ritual”

Mexican act triggers a 4-track Synth Wave ‘Ritual’ of  ‘seduction oscura’ with an unmistakable decadent Latino flair, amidst soaring and ricocheting haunting icy bright synth grooves and driving, bouncy and murky mechanical rhythmic energy, enriched with evocative forlorn vocals. Very intriguing the ‘revival’ version of “Redención” with beautiful obsessive prickling and wandering guitar melodies weaving resonant painful memories into stirring, swarming mists from an urgent, tight rhythm section, whilst aching heartfelt breathless vocal longing sheds past trauma into a bleeding river of toxic doom.

  • German techno /coldwave /dark wave /synth-pop solo project based in Leipzig, нат.аша “liebeskreis” title track of the upcoming album “Liebeskreis”

Dark´n wavy solo project from Leipzig teases for the upcoming full-length with a dark, restless and romantic slow-mo lullaby, buzzing and glittering in hypnotic fluttering synth spirals of boundless desperate melancholy, grabbed by deep dramatic lovelorn vocals, aching and longing for the pain to end.

  • Greece dark ambient /ethereal /dark wave /experimental /electronic musician Venus Volcanism – “Bodies Of Water”
  • Kearny, New Jersey industrial /orchestral /synth-wave /darkwave solo project Forsaken Garden “Castaway” single
  • Baltimore, Maryland industrial /darkwave /gothic rock /post-punk duo Killing Frost – “A Cold Spring” single
  • Oakland‘s dark ethereal collaboration of guitarist/vocalist Cyn M. and drummer Trevor DeSchryver, Silence in the Snow “Ghost Eyes” title track of the upcoming album on Prophecy Productions.
  • Wichita, Kansas post-punk /shoegaze /synthpop /dark pop duo of Annie Adams and Mason Monigold, aka Remains to be Seen “Child Bridle” from the upcoming EP “Touchless”
  • Vermont-based minimal wave /synthpop independent solo project, Triumphant Race “Of Your Kind” from the new EP “A Hold of Me”                                                                                                                                         
  • French minimal electronics /electro-pop duo Pierre Pi (Komplex, Position Parallèle, Communication Zéro…) and Éric U0 (Celluloide, Thee Hyphen, Signal/Bruit…), AKA La Machine “Vamos A La Playa” [Righeira cover] off 6-track 10″ EP “Vamos A La Play” on BOREDOMproduct
  • Italian sci-fi synth-pop from the space, Radioklub “La Lune” first single                                                             
  • US goth /synth /post-punk solo project TWIN TEARS “Nobody” single
  • Spanish coldwave /darkwave solo project, Ingreso Cadáver “Dios No Sabe Nada Sobre Nosotros” single
  • Oakland, CA dark minimal analog synth wave project of Nikk Moreno, aka Pleasure Palace “Did You?” from the single “Not Yet.”
  • South Texas sad post-punk/dark-wave music project Frail Chain “Cayendo” off of the EP “Save Yourself”
  • Darkwave /new wave /post-punk /coldwave duo of Leeds-based musician Oliver T and London-based singer-lyricist Bram Droulers, aka Âmes Solitaires “Semence” from the debut s/t EP
  • Vancouver, BC Goth Post-punk / Darkwave band duo, Ringfinger “An Apparition” single
  • Philadelphia, PA goth /post-punk /cold wave /darkwave /modular synth duo R E P < > L ^ K N T “Night Drive” single
  • Berlin, Germany-based minimal synth/synth-pop/synth wave musician and founding member and co-composer of band Velvet Condom, Oberst Panizza “Gdansk” from the upcoming V/A “Miseria Upperwave Selections Vol 3” cassette compilation on Miseria
  • Dutch electro /minimal synthwave project by Willem Stinissen from Amsterdam, aka Raderkraft “Mirador” (Violence Conjugale cover, 1981) from “Politiestaat?!” EP 12” on Wave Tension Records
  • Atlanta, Georgia minimal electro-wave solo project, Tim Genius “Forget To Forgive” from “Your Words Not Mine” EP
  • Mexican minimal analog synth wave project of Erick Arevalo, aka El Ojo y La Navaja – “Conducta Erratica” from V/A “Miseria Bonus Tape Vol 3” cassette album on Miseria
  • Sacramento, CA-based industrial /dark electronics /darkwave artist Lynette Cerezo, aka Bestial Mouths “SLITSKIN” from the upcoming album “R.O.T.T. (inmyskin)” on Negative Gain
  • Seattle EBM /dark electro /industrial band Black Agent “Modern Mannequins” from the upcoming second LP “Dehumanized” on Re:Mission Entertainment
  • Berlin-based industrial /post-punk /electro /rock’n’roll cabaret collaboration between Post-punk Diva and former KMFDM frontman and co-founder, Mona Mur & En Esch “ELECTROVOT Shadows RMX” from “Remixes” album 
  • Greek coldwave /synth-wave /synth electronic duo Kriistal Ann & Toxic Razor aka Paradox Obscur “Hot Test” from the new EP “Auto Reverse” on WARRIORECORDS
  • Barcelona‘s new beat/ EBM /trance /wave /synthpop duo, SDH (Semiotics Department Of Heteronyms) – ”Balance” from the upcoming album “Fake Is Real” [AVANT! Records]
  • Swiss disco /coldwave /synth-pop one-man-band, Carlo Onda “Temptation” from the new album “EURO89” on Cold Transmission Music
  • French retro /synthwave composer, arranger, and remixer, electronic music producer Laurent Colson “Fragmented Memory” from the album “Invisible”
  • Melbourne based dark /new wave /synthpop solo project of Peter Endall (keyboardist for 1980s band Schizo Scherzo), Suburban Spell “Natural Science” second single off the upcoming EP “Falling Down”
  • Swedish futuristic synthpop duo E:Lect “It Doesn’t Matter” single on Town And Towers Records
  • Norway synthpop band Echo Image “Of Truth” new single on Pitch Black Drive Productions
  • Denver, CO darkwave /synthpop collaboration between Kimberly of Bow Ever Down and Michael Smith of Fiction8, The Bleak Assembly – “A Night Like This” from upcoming LP “Strangers Among Strangers”
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico industrial /EBM /synthpop /electronic solo project, Dot Wall “Perpetrator” from summer demo tape “Body Tape”                                                                                                                                     
  • Mannheim, Germany industrial /darkwave solo project Endless Me “Wasted On You” single
  • Viennese post-punk /experimental electronics music and performance project of Didi Disko & Maren Rahmann, aka Laut Fragen – “Beton” off “Beton” EP on Numavi Records                                         
  • Toronto Post-punk /Darkwave duo Give My Remains to Broadway “In Your Eyes” single
  • Italian darkwave /post-punk band from Caserta, Instant Lake “Ivory Dreams” (Single Version) via Wave Records
  • Russian synthpop /post-punk /new wave solo project from Ekaterinburg, Roobanok “Радиоканал [Radio Channel]” single on SkyQode.
  • Hungary darkwave /post-punk project kékmandarin “Tornádó” single
  • Berlin-based Shoegaze /New Wave /Post-Punk band THE MAZE CAB – “Insane” title track of the new “Insane” EP
  • Russian Post-punk side-project of Blind Seagull from Kaliningrad, Gibel Sada “Tanci na kostyah (Dances on bones)” single from the forthcoming first album
  • German late ’80s formed dark rock /gothic rock band Still Patient? “Wherever” from the LP “Love and Rites of Rage” via Alice In…
  • Russian coldwave /post-punk duo from Krasnodar, LA MENSCH “Прикованный” single
  • Riverside, CA new wave /post-punk solo project Eddie a.k.a. LovelyEddie “Far from home” from the album “красавица”
  • Richmond, VA-based Shoegaze /Post-Punk /Coldwave /Darkwave one-man project of musician Tyler Gorham, INDUSTRIAL WAIST – “Cry tonight”
  • Louisville, Kentucky post-punk /darkwave duo Stephen Beasey and Brian Cain, aka Who Saw Her Die? “By Your Side” from the album “Year 1”
  • Los Angeles-based indie rock /post-punk /new wave solo project of Vince Grant, AKA The Sea At Midnight “We Share The Same Stars” from the s/t album
  • Oslo, Norway psych-noir /post-punk band Mayflower Madame “Drown (again) (Bonus Track)” from the 2020 album “Prepared for a Nightmare (Deluxe Version)” Vinyl 12″ LP/CD edition + 5 digital bonus tracks on Only Lovers Records
  • Kassel, Germany new wave /post-punk band wehatethesmiths “Z” from the second EP “Futurevore”
  • Atlanta, Georgia disco /new wave /psychedelic /post-punk solo project of David Mansfield, aka Stranded “Burnt Offerings” first single from the LP “Velvet Trace” on Grey Market Records
  • Leeds, UK industrial rock /post-punk band THANK “Torture Cube” off double-A-side 7” single “Torture Cube / Dead Dog In A Ditch” via Yard Act’s Zen F.C. label
  • Los Angeles punk /post-punk 4-piece Tube Alloys “Computer Love Again” first single via Urge Records from the upcoming LP “Magnetic Point” on La Vida Es Un Mus
  • London based synth-punk outfit Powerplant “Beautiful Boy” from upcoming 7″ EP “Grass” on Static Shock Records
  • Richmond, VA EBM /darkwave /coldwave /sample /techno /dark electronics act Petrified Entity “The Mutilator” from “SINNERS” album
  • Anonymous dark ambient /dungeon synth project Magic Hilt “Swordbearer’s Guilt” from the cassette album “Bell Keep Compendium” on Realm and Ritual
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana dark dungeon synth producer, Sorrowmoon “Ballad of the Deceived Enchanter” from the debut LP “Melancholia of the Kindred Hearts”