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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – August #33-21

  • L.A. goth post-punk project DEATHFAUNA “Losers In Love” (Single)                                                       

L.A. goth instrumental soundscaper deftly crafts an enveloping and immersive forlorn whirlwind of simmering sombre tragic emotions injected into cathartic mechanical lashing drum machines, buzzing, flashing snapping basslines, stabbed by laconic eerie, melancholic synth chords, to unveil a secretive intense and intimate pathway into a burdensome expanse of despair and devastated weeping fate.

  • Portland-based deathrock /goth rock /post-punk trio TEMPLE “Shapeshifter” preview track from the upcoming album “Self Ritual Torture”

The mysteriously most underrated band now relocated to Portland, return with their distinctive brand of gloomy, yet powerfully urgent deathrock-tinged post-punk with a vibrant and impassioned combination of ceaseless razor-sharp piercing guitar lines, frantic drum beats, and punchy bass throbs to drag layered angry and solemn baritone vocals into a torrential downpour of poignant reverb-soaked tears and regret.

  • Swedish indie /post-punk band from Stockholm, A PROJECTION “No Control” new single on Metropolis     

Even if I am reluctant to point out more or less already known bands, the Swedish outfit has come out with a sparkling, sharp and highly danceable corker of a new single with an innate knack for somber melody typical of their country, intensely laced with unremitting anxiety, mystery and urgency. Seamlessly combining indie and electro rock into a distinctive compelling brand of post-punk, the 4-piece unleash dramatic, throbbing layers of buzzing bouncing basslines, glistening guitar strings, sharp piercing synth stabs, and rambunctious drum beats, to burst into catastrophic gusts of uncontrollable fear around the urgent angst of breathless layered male vocals, lost in a spontaneous combustion of “No Control”.

  • Dunedin/Melbourne experimental drone /dark ambient /free jazz /psych /darkwave duo of Tim Player (Opposite Sex) and Renee Barrance (Élan Vital), OV PAIN “Ritual In the Dark Part 2” from the sophomore album “The Churning Blue of Noon” on it records
  • Seattle‘s dark folk, post-punk, gothic-rock project of T.J. Cowgill aka King Dude “She Drives Me Crazy” (Fine Young Cannibals cover) from the upcoming compilation album “Beware of Darkness”
  • New York electronic /folk /gothic project of Alex Reed (singer of Seeming & ThouShaltNot), KIBBLE “Gothic Yard Sale” (Single)
  • French Alternative /Post-Punk /Dark Rock project of songwriter, musician, singer and painter, HURLENOIR “FAIT DIX VERRES” from the new album “Achromaria” on Les Revers de l’Âme Productions
  • Stockholm, Sweden solo darkwave/postpunk project of Tess de la Cour, MEMORIA ’Along The Sea (feat. Nicklas Stenemo of Kite)’ first single from Memoria’s coming second album on Novoton
  • Hamilton, UK-based darkwave project of Lea Torn, AKA The Secret Experiment “Blood” (Single)
  • US electronic / coldwave / synth-wave solo project of Michael Buchanan (Nommo Ogo, and Seacrypt) based in Oakland, CA, Identity Theft “The Apparatus World” (unreleased 2018)                                                             
  • Sidney, Australia lo-fi EBM /goth /post-punk /darkwave solo project Chlorine Gargoyle “Defeat”                                   
  • Canada/UK new wave /synth-pop /synth project of Darren Bowers & Mark Naylor (formerly Sound Agency), Cause Célèbre “Pale Sodium Glow”                                                                                                                                
  • Germany-based wave /electro /synth-pop /disco collaborative project of Latvian singer Alisa Scetinina (aka Gaisma) and electronic duo Rework, aka SCETI – “It’s Not A Goodbye” off upcoming four-track S/T EP [Exlove Records]                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Berlin-based synth fuelled post-punk trio No Romance “Before” from the debut EP “Unfold”
  • Montreal, Quebec synth-driven /coldwave/post-punk project of Francis Nothingwater aka LA MÉCANIQUE “MDMA” new single from the upcoming album on Cold Transmission
  • Cleveland, Oh darkwave /coldwave solo project Nature Nvoke “We Live In A Dream” from the EP “Abstract”
  • New York minimal wave/synth project by one half of Xeno & Oaklander, Sean McBride, aka MARTIAL CANTEREL “Poison” 2nd single from Xeno & Oaklander’s forthcoming album “Vi/deo” on Dais
  • Russian new wave /electro-pop /darkwave solo project of Moscow‘s Kirill Ovchinnikov, Заговор [Zagovor] “T4U” from the upcoming EP “Вещь”
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM /industrial /synthwave /minimal wave solo project HUMAN 80 “We Will Die Anyway”   
  • Californian dark electronic/post-punk /industrial /synthwave solo project Fornicata “Lucifer”                             
  • US post-punk /darkrave /electroclash /EBM /goth horror electro artist ALEERA – “Join The Hunt (Henry Hearse edit)” from upcoming EP “Vampira” [Neon Casket Recordings]             
  • Morocco industrial /techno /trance /post-punk solo electronic music project of producer and Rhadâb label co-founder Othman Cherradi, aka Prophän “Denia Gheddara” from upcoming cassette “Nafssiya Mehtaja” EP on Istigkeit [ISTGKT 009]                                                                                                                                                             
  • Sofia, Bulgaria post-punk /darkwave /EBM solo project, FLD “Wise Man” from “Body Porcelain” album
  • Ukrainian darkwave project by Kirill Chernomazov from Zaporizhzhia, GROTTA “Сны и явь /Dreams and Reality” from the new EP “Fear”
  • Italian techno body music/electro wave producer, live performer and sound designer Cristian Camporesi, aka CHRIS SHAPE “Body Electric” from V/A “HONORIS II TRIBUTE TO THE SISTERS OF MERCY & THE SISTERHOOD” album on Unknown Pleasures Records (CD), Industrial Complexx (Tape) and Oráculo Records (Vinyl).
  • Mexico City electroclash /dark synth /EBM /’future clash body music’ project Helder Camberos, aka Red Industrie “Without A Light” from the album “Tiempos de Nostalgia” on PurZynth Rekords
  • Russian New Wave /Dark Techno /Synthpop /Post-punk project FULL CRESCENT “Rien À Dire” from “Vacuum Horrendum” EP
  • Argentinian New Wave/ Darkwave/ Post-punk Dance band from Córdoba, HARVASSIAN “Eurodance” from “R.I.P” EP
  • Berlin‘s industrial /darkwave /synthwave /post-punk artist VLIMMER – ‘Meter” new single ‘Meter b/w Kartenwarten’ on Blackjack Illuminist Records
  • Chicago indie /post-punk quartet DEEPER “The Knife – Good Morning Remix” from upcoming “Auto-Pain (Deluxe)” 2xLP on Fire talk
  • Portland‘s post-punk / synth-pop duo SEX PARK “Obligation” single from forthcoming Sex Park full-length album
  • Southampton, UK post-punk trio Inferior Complex “Invisible” (Single) on German Shepherd Records
  • German post-punk duo from Bielefeld, St. Horsehead “Children” debut single
  • Belarus new wave /post-punk outfit Днепровский Берег — “Серая нить” (Single) on Русский пост-панк
  • Brazilian new wave /post-punk band from São Paulo, ZVIET “Иногда” new single on Systemica
  • Hanover, Germany synth /coldwave /post-punk band FRTG13 “Supersymmetrie” title track from the EP “Supersymmetrie
  • French post-punk /dark wave /cold wave project K Ludd – “Living With The Shadows”                                         
  • Montevideo, Uruguay goth /coldwave /darkwave project Wintercries “Yo Estoy Muerto”                                   
  • Mexican deathrock/horror/post-punk trio Skeletal Bats “Muerto En Vida” (Single)
  • Brazilian lo-fi darkwave /post-punk outfit In Your Eyes – “The Same” from V.A. “DARQSIDE Vol. 2” compilation on DARQ DISTRO
  • Maryland industrial /post-punk band Killing Frost “Old Scratch” from cassette s/t album on WereGnome Records
  • Chicago, Il psych /goth /post-punk band The Feral Ghosts “Ultima Oscula” (Single)
  • Edinburgh, UK synthwave /synthpop solo project Built From Memories “You Think You Care” from the second album “Unreality”
  • UK / Estonia based industrial punk three-piece band Deathsomnia “Akinesia (She Past Away Remix)” on ISOLATION REC
  • Scotland, UK goth /synthpop /darkwave solo project Propter Hoc “Days of Being Wild” (Single).
  • Arlon, Belgium dark wave /post-punk solo project FAUST PROJECT “Dans l’os” from “NAISSANCE” EP
  • Aarhus, Denmark industrial /dark electro /synthpop duo CrackDown ”Magazine” off upcoming LP “Worn Out Alphabet”
  • German electro /synthpop project of Daniel Wagner, aka Outsized Feat. Nino Sable – “BlackLeatherGirl” maxi-single on Deep Machinery Records
  • SynthWave /SynthPop Duo from Germany, CLIENT AFFECTION “Arcade Hero” from the collection album “Client Affection”
  • Russian new wave /synthpop band created by Ivan Pavletsov, Океан 209 – “Мой Голос О Тебе Сегодня Не Поёт” from the LP “The aesthetics of noise”                                                                                                             
  • Wellington, New Zealand party punks DARTZ “Toyota Corolla” (Single)
  • Tel AvivYafo‘s noise post-punk band Princip – “No Way” from the debut EP “You’re Here”
  • Washington, DC art-punk /indie rock trio BRNDA “Service Loser” from the LP “Do You Like Salt?” on Crafted Sounds
  • Buffalo, NY dance synth-punk duo of Science Man‘s Kid Spitholomeaux and Laura Loogie, aka SPIT KINK – “Get It” title track from the cassette EP “Get It” on Swimming Faith Records
  • Swedish electro /post-punk solo project from Nyköping, Kalle Hygien “All Nighter feat. Kong Kong” from upcoming “Songs About Chuck” EP on Push My Buttons
  • Leeds, UK psych /indie rock /post-punk 4-piece English Teacher “R&B” from the 7″ single “R&B & Wallace” on Nice Swan Records
  • Kirov/Saint Peterburg, Russia DIY post-punk trio Черная Речка [Chernaya Rechka] feat. Bicycles for Afghanistan “Прибой” (Single)
  • New York-based, Spanish shoegaze /darkwave /post-punk solo project OSCURIDAD ROMÁNTICO “Just To Be No More”                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Brazilian post-punk /new wave /dream pop singer-songwriter based in Fortaleza, Anum Preto “Cidade de Muros e Segredos” (Single)
  • Russian indie rock /new wave /post-punk solo project from Moscow, Son, fire! “Одинокий Друг” (verses by Juan Ramon Jimenez).                                                                                                                                               
  • Norwegian New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock solo project from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “BY THE END OF THE DAY”                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Berlin-based noise rock /sludge /post-punk band of Nic Stockmann (Heads., ex-Eisenvater), Chris Breuer (Heads., ex-The Ocean) and Felix Gebhard (live-Einstürzende Neubauten), ZAHN “Tseudo” from s/t album on Crazysane Records
  • Texan Goth Post-Punk band from San Antonio, DRESDEN WOODS “Spirit (Instrumental Version)”

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