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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #32

Peaks Of The Week:

  • Minneapolis deathrock/post-punk goth trio TEMPLE “Loss” preview track off of upcoming tape “” Vacuous Contention” being released on 10/12/19 by 25 Diamonds.

We already featured Minneapolis‘ 3-piece on the occasion of their s/t debut LP last summer, the band is back with a tasty preview from their upcoming EP, that it is everything a deathrock-tinged goth post-punk should be, a bass-driven pulsing dark vortex of glorious, shadowy abrasive guitar racket and tribal drumming over haunting vocals. Superb stuff, this time cannot go unnoticed!

  • Rostov-On-Don-based Ukrainian electronic synth-pop/dream pop /post-punk/new wave project of Dmitry Gruber (aka Hjördis-Britt Åström), Galatée “À Qui Sont Ces Fleurs?” off of the new EP “Le Calme Avant La Tempête”

The quite prolific Rostov-On-Don-based artist Dmitry Gruber delivers another infectious bunch of wistfully ecstatic synthpop hooks gliding across shimmering synth and hypnotic beats infused with sensual French flair. Délicieux!

  • Mexican synth electronic/post-punk/deathwave solo project from Monterrey, Vestron Vulture “Wristcutter”   

Mexican artist under the moniker Vestron Vulture is absolutely on fire, “Wristcutter” is the favourite of this week’s two brilliant slices, check the other one below, of his districtive gloomy and poignant ‘deathwave’ propelled by hypnotic electronic rhythms, frozen in shadowy atmospheric synths, peppered with shoegazing searing guitar melodies over deep forlorn vocals, insanely wicked enough to steal your listener’s goth ears.

  • Russian funeral dub/noise/doom/trumpet/deathpunk project Toadgrave “Meatnail Asteroid” from s/t EP on Nameless Race                                                                                                                                                         
  • Berlin-based synthwave/electro-pop music project of Serbian Cult Club and Sixth June‘s Laszlo Antal, DIESEIN “Make me feel” (extended version) from the debut LP “Songs about Sally”
  • French/Swiss Cold Wave/Post-Punk/Minimal Wave band composed of Fabrice Lefebvre (Rajna), Théotime Lefebvre (Thermafrost) and Chroma Carbon (Sine Silex), FACTICE FACTORY ”Wie Raben Extended Mix” from double remix vinyl album “Wie Raben Revisited”
  • Swedish minimal synth project, Space Worms “Sitta eller dansa” on Plinketiplonk                                                         
  • Austin/New York veteran synthpop duo of Reagan Jones and Andrew Sega, aka IRIS “Third Strike” from upcoming album “Six” on Dependent.
  • Chicago, IL post-punk/synthpop/goth-pop duo WINGTIPS “The Eye That Follows Suit” from the debut album “Exposure Therapy” on Artoffact Records
  • California ethereal/dream pop/post-punk/synthwave/darkwave duo UNDINE “Lost and Found” from the debut album “Too See”
  • Meza, AZ gothic rock/darkwave/post-punk band AUDRA “Drinking Yourself To Sleep” from the 4th album, the first one in 10 years, “Dear Tired Friends”
  • Polish electronic/darkwave/post-punk trio from Gdynia, DOGS IN TREES “Będę” from the new album “Echo” on Alchera Visions/Icy Cold Records
  • Louisville, Kentucky goth/darkwave/post-punk solo project SCARY BLACK “Where You’ll Go” from the upcoming CD album “Shadow Dwellers” via Secret Sin Records Ltd
  • Los Angeles‘ goth/darkwave/coldwave project of Aryan Ashtiani aka MAREUX “Scorpio”                                          
  • Russian coldwave/synth-punk/post-punk band from Rostov-On-Don, Nauchnyy Sotrudnik ‘Усадьба в Сочи (feat. Холод)’
  • US/Belgium omniwave synth music duo Benny Leather “Joyful Pursuit” leading single of the upcoming album due October 25, 2019
  • Mexican synth-pop/minimal synth solo project TEATRO MARFIL “Arena”          
  • Dundee, Scotland goth rock/new wave/post-punk 4-piece MACHINE SPEAK “Gloam” title-track from the upcoming debut cassette EP.
  • Kuantan, Malaysia garage/new wave/post-punk solo project QUATER LIFE “Love Like Blood” (Killing Joke cover) bonus track included in District Records‘ CD version Records
  • Canadian electronic/darkwave/post-punk trio from Vancouver, MALLSEX “End Trails” from the forthcoming second album “Live in Reverse”
  • Odessa, Ukraine industrial/electronic solo project Климентово Поле – ‘Створив’ from the album ‘Сяйво’ on Nava Records                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Providence, Rhode Island dark goth/electronic/new wave/post-punk/darkwave solo project Cross Dragger “Ether Nails” from the new EP “Room 207”
  • Toulouse, France based dark synth/coldwave/synthwave collaboration between Mathis Kolkoz and Alison Flora (half of Nocvlt, Sun Dogs, Abyssal, AFB), Blind Delon & Sopoorific “Erasin” from the new EP “The Seep” on TONN Records.                                                                                                                                                   
  • Russian new wave/post-punk band from Novosibirsk, Siberia, PLOHO ”Строительный Кран / Construction Crane” from the 5th album ‘Пыль / Dust” on Sierpien Records
  • Cologne, Germany indie minimalistic post-punk band SPARKLING – “Something Like You” from the debut album “I Want to See Everything”                                                                                                                             
  • Rohnert Park, CA indie/hardcore/post-punk band CEREMONY “Turn Away the Bad Thing” from the new album “In the Spirit World Now” on Relapse Records
  • Russian post-punk band from Sevastopol, Море Ясности / More Yasnosti ‘Корабль в бутылке’ new single
  • Kurgan, Russia new wave/post-punk solo project DIGITAL VEGETABLE “Reflection” from the debut album “Bluuue”
  • West Yorkshire, UK new wave/post-punk 4-piece Working Men’s Club “Teeth” new single on Heavenly Recordings
  • Glasgow, UK indie/goth post-punk 4-piece Current Affairs “Chep Cuts” from the upcoming debut album “Object & Subject” on Tough Love
  • French Post-Punk band from Paris and Tours, HEX MIDNIGHT “The Chase” from the debut EP “Nocturn”
  • Detroit, MI no-wave/post-punk DIY 4-piece WOMB WORN “New Body” from debut mini-album “It Wriggles Inside”
  • Dark garage/post-punk trio from Singapore/US members of Constant Insult, Daily Ritual, SIAL, Lubricant, Abrasion, etc., ANXIOUS LIVING “Graveyard Orbit” from S/T EP on Malaysia’s tape label PISSED OFF!! RECS
  • UK post-punk/darkwave splinter project by Klaus Devore from Nottingham, CLAUSTRAPHOBIA “1947 (Jubilee Street Remix)”                                                                                                                                                      
  • Dallas, TX experimental/coldwave/darkwave project, Frozen In Monochrome “Sunset” from the album “Malaise (Demo II)”
  • Californian post-punk band from San Diego, UNDERPASS “I Am The West” new single
  • Australian transgressive darkwave duo based in L.A., Night Tongue “The Flood” new single
  • Australian brat-beat punk power trio from Melbourne, UBIK “John Wayne (Is A Cowboy (And Is On Twitter))” preview from upcoming “Next Phase” mini-LP on Iron Lung
  • Japanese coldwave/darkwave/new wave/post-punk trio PLAIN HOLZ “Asylum Dance” new single
  • Chicago-based industrial/goth/darkwave/electronic duo HIDE “Hell” off of the second album “Hell Is Here” out now on Dais Records                                                                                                                                                
  • Chicago‘s darkwave/industrial/post-punk trio of Ivan Russia (Mr. Russia, Bellhead), Robert Hyman (TH Inc., UsherHouse), and vocalist Jax (Aviatrix on Fire), [melter] “The Golem (feat. Nadia Garofalo of Ganser)” debut single.
  • Barcelona-based Ukrainian cold synth electronic producer (one half of BLCK NOIR), JULIA BONDAR “Fleurs Du Mal” new single                                                                                                                                                   
  • Omaha, Nebraska industrial/breakbeat/darkwave/post-punk solo project of Dylan Warrick (also Visitor Information), Enter The Exterminator “Seasick”
  • Synth-pop /synthwave project TRIT95 “Come Monday”                                                                                         
  • Vermont‘s coldwave/minimal wave/synthpop solo project Triumphant Race “She Goes” from the new “She Said” EP
  • Los Angeles based synthpop duo since 1989, Mind Machine “We Keep Walking (The New Division Remix)” from the remix album “Remix The Machine”
  • Mexican synth electronic/post-punk/deathwave solo project from Monterrey, Vestron Vulture “Hair On Fire”
  • Connecticut based electro/post-punk/coldwave duo of Kid Ginseng and Carly Jordan, aka ROBERLINE “Rain In The South” (Art Fact cover 1990) on Kraftjerkz
  • Istanbul, Turkey dark electronic/darkwave project DAHAKARA “Apple Pie”
  • Wollongong, Australia alt/dance/post-punk/new wave 5-piece Kitten Heel “Take Me With You” new single
  • Nijmegen, Netherlands based legendary UK experimental/psychedelic project of Edward Ka-Spel, THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS “Happy Birthday Mr. President” from the new album “Angel In The Detail” on Metropolis Records.
  • Auckland, New Zealand goth/post-punk/slowcore project of singer and keyboardist of guitarless post-punkers Wax Chattels, Peter Ruddell, aka SULFATE “Bush” from the forthcoming S/T debut album due September 20, 2019 on Prison Tapes
  • 80s cult Italian new wave band from Naples, Panoramics “Distanza Dalla Luna” from the vinyl reissue of 1989‘s debut album “Bugie Colorate” via Artoffact Records