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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #26

  • Los Angeles based new wave/darkwave/electro-pop project of Carlo ManciaMortalBoy “Pass The Skull 

Glow-in-the-Dark dance isolation crawls in bassline pulsing menace across eerie synth swirls twinkling amid relentless lashing beats, as hoarse abrasive vocals rise and fall in a lockdown dancefloor relay “Pass the Skull!” Yet another DIY Darkwave brilliance from MortalBoy.

  • Brooklyn, NY dance/post-punk/noise 4-piece MODEL/ACTRIZ “Damocles” off 7″ single “Suntan / Damocles” out now on Dots Per Inch.

Finally, the 7″ vinyl release for Brooklyn quartet, flip side “Damocles” is angular, taut and frenetic, as it is dramatic and intense, exudes brazen yet downcast urgency by mixing no-wave nihilism, classic new yorker dance-punk aesthetics and sinister yet infectiously melodic harmonic turmoil, through sudden guitar noise eruptions and abrasive dissonances, galloping bassline’s neurotic hypnotism, fueled by wicked chugging mechanical rhythms, around dire brooding vocals lost in a downward spiral.

  • Canadian dark synthpop duo from Montréal, Déception “It Felt Like Home” new single from the upcoming new album “Retour De La Nuit” on Red Panther Records

80s horror movies inspired Montréal synthpop duo to announce the August release of their new LP, while ‘re-imagining’ a sombre and atmospheric track, taken from an old EP, through wistful glowing synth whirls that enlighten the nocturnal haze, amidst rambling bleak bass throbs and whispering dual male/female vocals, cast in underlying tension, to build impassionated desire and fear, as “it felt like home”.                               

  • East Rome bred, France based experimental/ethereal/church music/ ‘fragile punk’ artist John Poubelle “À ces jours” from the debut cassette album “Pléistocène Supérieur” on Commando Vanessa
  • Californian psychedelic/darkwave/pop-noir trio based in Topanga Canyon, VUM “Living Things” from upcoming “Wild Enclosures” EP
  • Warsaw-based experimental/industrial/synth wave/electro-pop/minimal wave/electro duo of Chilean electronic music producer, Nicolas Estany (Visonia) and chanteuse and lyricist Kika Stepa, aka 9ToEarth – “Parasite” off of “Kogarashi Tales” EP on Artificial Intelligence                                                                       
  • Swiss experimental/NDW/coldwave/post-punk/minimal wave project of Carlo Onda, KARL KAVE “Kommt zum Schluss” from the upcomung vinyl album “Solitude” on Detriti Records
  • Barcelona, Spain minimal electronics/synth-punk solo project of half of Slovenska Televiza, Wladyslaw Trejo ”Es Una Bestia” title track from the new 12″ vinyl EP ‘Es Una Bestia” on Polytechnic Youth
  • German enigmatic experimental/minimal/EBM/wave/synthpop/electro/dark electronic project EN DIRECT “A Shattered Frame” from the new EP “A Shattered Frame” on Lunatic Records
  • Seattle-based international industrial/EBM/dark electro 4-piece CHROME CORPSE “Counter Measure” from V/A “ASM-II” compilation on FORKHA
  • Belgian synth-punk outfit CRY “Night & Day” from the upcoming cassette EP “Bummer” on Geelong’s Weather Vane Records
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia new wave/synthpop duo The Travels “Atmosphere (Joy Division cover)” from the new single “Dancing with the shadow”
  • Cologne, Germany electronic/synth-pop/analogue synth duo TILLY ELECTRONICS – “Kleidung find ich gut (Peppy Pep Pepper Voc Remix)” from “Kleidung Remixed” fundraising remix album
  • Husum, Germany NDW/minimal wave/synthpop solo project Risikotoleranz ‘Hitzeschlag ( Extended Dance Mix )’ from ‘Hitzeschlag’ EP
  • Munich, Germany post-punk/minimal synth/coldwave trio Rue Oberkampf “Glycine ( Remix)”
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil synth/synthpop/coldwave/dark electronic project by Paranoia Musique label owner Diego de Oliveira, aka Cubüs “Os Gritos Nâo Se Calam” off of V/A “De Profundis – Spatio Socialis” compilation on Paranoia Musique
  • Bogotá, Colombia darkwave/minimal wave project Climas Interiores “Da igual” from the new LP “Irrelevancia”
  • Mexico City indie/post-punk solo project AURORA CREEP “Behind Those Eyes” new single
  • Darkwave project from Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, GROTTA “Ты не слышишь меня” new single
  • Mexico City electronic darkwave producer featuring the voice of noted Satanist and social rebel Aleister Crowley, RITUALZ & Aleister Crowley “The Human Curse” new single on Cleopatra
  • Californian dark electronic duo based in San Diego, ∆AIMON “In Fire And In Blood” title track from the new EP “In Fire And In Blood”
  • Stockholm, Sweden electro-industrial duo (formerly Chirurgie Esthetique), GUILT TRIP “Amplify thy Pain” new single
  • San Francisco, Ca goth/post-punk/darkwave solo project Acceptance Corp. “I Promise You” from “Market Failure” EP
  • Russian lo-fi/post-punk/coldwave trio from Nizhny Novgorod, Ночная Игротека [Nochnayaigroteka] ‘Пуанты’ from the new EP ‘Сингулярность Красных Глаз’ on Raw Pop Syndicate
  • Seattle, WA goth/new wave/darkwave/coldwave project of Tony D’Oporto, Suffering For Kisses “Wrong Direction” (featuring David Thrussell of Smog & Black Lung)
  • French electro post-punk duo Lèche Moi – ”Life Song” new single
  • Dundee, Scotland coldwave/new wave/post-punk 4-piece Machine Speak “Mechanical Kings” from the new “Junk” EP
  • Hamilton, UK goth/darkwave project of Lea Torn, THE SECRET EXPERIMENT “High Rise” from the new EP “Deceit”
  • Dniepr, Russia dark electronic solo project сонічка дєтка (Sonichka Detka) “UR OUT OF MY CONT          
  • Russian electronic/synth-pop duo based in Saint-Petersburg, GETSUGA TENSHOU “Time To Die” new single on Intertrax
  • Australian long-running industrial dark electro project of David Thrussel, SNOG “Spätzle Machine (Meta RMX)” from “Spätzle Machine” EP remixes/reimaginings from producer and artist, Vince Valentini on Metropolis Records
  • Portuguese Goth/Post Punk/Darkwave band from Lisbon, SHE PLEASURES HERSELF “Hungry Eyes” (Eric Carmen cover)
  • Italian Post Punk/Darkwave trio from Naples, GEOMETRIC VISION “Slowemotion (Molchat Doma remix)” off new CD single “Slowemotion” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Boston based goth darkwave/post-punk trio Pilgrims of Yearning “Withered” from the debut LP “Forsaken Lands”
  • Indonesian Dark Post-Punk teen trio from Jakarta, CAMLANN “Lonely For The Rest Of My Life” new single from the forthcoming debut LP “The Forgotten Lost Fragments” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Czech post-punk 4-piece from Tabor, D I I S T “Ema” from the upcoming album “The End has no End”
  • Russian synth post-punk /coldwave duo from Moscow, Музыка для грузовых лифтов ‘Портрет’ title track from the EP ‘Портрет’
  • Houston, TX-based Post-Punk solo project of Manuel Lozano (one half of Tearful Moon), Dark Figure “Pulsión De Muerte” (demo)                                                                                                                           
  • Northern Spanish dark synth/guitar rock/shoegaze/post-punk solo project URCO “Everlasting Summer Days”                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Venezuelan post-punk duo Recipe Morado “Cordura” new single                                                                
  • Lima, Perù goth/darkwave/post-punk solo project SOMETHING OBSCURA “White” from the album “Only The Pain Can Cure Us” on InClub Records
  • Saint Helier, Jersey goth occult post-punk trio Guillotine Dream ”Detoxed” from the upcoming new album ”Damaged and Damned”
  • Los Angeles nugaze/post-punk 4-piece MOONCULT – “Kiss Me” from the new album “Swallow Me Whole”
  • London, UK Goth Rock/Post-Punk band BLACK ANGEL “Put your lips on me” new single
  • Kirov/Saint Peterburg, Russia DIY post-punk trio Черная Речка (Black River) ‘Страх/fear’ from S/T cassette album (compilation of the band’s releases from 2014 to 2019) on HИИ tape records
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico goth/post-punk/darkwave solo project (formerly The Endless), Slow Danse With The Dead “I Tried To Be The Nice Guy” new single
  • Melbourne/Naarm punk trio Disco Junk “I’m No Good With Numbers But I Know Which Tram I’m On” as part of an upcoming split 7″ with Billiams through Goodbye Boozy Records
  • ’80s founded American hard rock/new wave band Missing Persons “Lipstick (Creux Lies Remix)” on Cleopatra Records
  • Perth, Australia based DIY synth-heavy psych/darkwave/new wave duo of UIU’s Greg Weir and Belinda Eldridge, aka TRUCK STOP ALIEN “Laserblind” from the new “When Midnight Moved The City” EP.
  • San Diego disco punk/synthwave/synthpop duo, GLASS SPELLS “Empty Road” from new “Mirrors” EP
  • French coldwave/new wave/synthpop solo project from Paris, MARBLE SLAVE “Drunk Text U” off V/A “Open Source” on ManifestoXXI                                                                                                                                         
  • London-based, American/Australian experimental analog electronic music project of Penelope Trappes & Stephen Hindman, The Golden Filter “Electric Light” (Demo)                                                                                
  • Paris based dark and dream synth-pop project of Matthieu Roche, FRAGRANCE. “So Typical (Julia Bondar remix)” on Synth Religion
  • Portland-based electro/synthpop/dark pop duo, Pleasure Curses “Classic” new single                                 
  • São Paulo, Brazil post-punk/synthwave project Dy Fuchs “Black Dress And Tears” from the upcoming album “From Future To Past” on BadTrip Records.
  • Brooklyn, NY post-punk project The Nervous Physician “Cessation Of Time”
  • Maryland post-punk/synthpop duo Psychic Rituals “One for the Angels” from the EP “Collapsing Under Pressure”
  • Early ’80s Melbourne, Australia synthpop band lead by David Roy Williams, Second Glance “Shackles and Chains” off the unreleased album “Piano”
  • German synthwave/synthpop artist André Heerling, aka Obsolete – “Nur ein Augenblick” title track from the new EP “Nur ein Augenblick” on phänomene
  • Adelaide, Australia EBM/industrial/minimal synth project of Steven Harris, aka Pyrrhic – “Domestic Forest” from the debut cassette album “Present Tense”
  • German electro/synth-pop/synth wave/new wave musician Philipp R. Münch, The Rorschach Garden “Construction One”                                                                                                                                          
  • Gothic/darkwave/underground project from Orland, CA. Mercury’s Butterfly “Judgement of Desire”
  • Berlin-based Dream-Pop/Folk/Post-Punk duo AUREA AETAS “Little Spring” new single

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