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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – Sept #37-21

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  • Mexico City-based minimal synth /synth-pop duo formed by Egle Naujokaityte (Muk) and Rogelio Serrano (Equinoxious), GRIS FUTURO “Hide & See” title track from the debut EP “Hide & See”

Debut over 6-song EP, through diverse multi-language suggestions, by the Mexico City-based duo takes on a neon-lit retro-daydreaming journey with nostalgic bittersweet overtones, inducing a metaphysical string of opposing emotions, supplemented and deftly fueled by the crisp, lashing and throbbing rhythm patterns and sophisticated yet edgy, evocative synth programming in which warmth and coldness, sadness and melancholy, passion and disillusionment intersect seamlessly to deliver a fine blend of Synth-Pop/Minimal Synth, extremely essential, adequately obscure, elegantly deep and absolutely danceable, laced with irresistible subdued catchy melodies of alluringly chilly hypnotic female harmonies delivering esoteric, mind-bending lyrics and sharp analog vibes.

  • Indianapolis based post-punk one-man-band ANGEL-MAKER “Soothe” off upcoming EP “Summer”

Indianapolis‘ dark post-punker’s new single sets off clean and crispy lilting snaps scatter ceaselessly over dynamic steady beats amidst hauntingly beautiful and ominously warbling bassline, smeared with reverb-laden ethereal guitar shimmers, whilst narcotic smothered male vocals, coated in a chilly numb and depressing aura, drip anxious broods and longing pains, into a swiftly unfolding breath of soothing fear. More on their way soon!

  • Tampa, FL dark synthwave /industrial /darkwave band GULF BLVD “The Silent Type” (Single)

Constantly pervaded by dark, horrific and sci-fi movie inspired strains, the darkwave project based in Tampa, GULF BLVD, has now accustomed us to a remarkable series of singles made of energetic and thundering electro rhythms and industrial clangs, droning basslines, cloaked in glittering and soaring painful icy-bright synth riffs, in this last case of trancey quality, while the heartfelt baritone vocal full of pathos blurs confessional lyrics of poetry and passion.

  • Dark jazz experimental project of Jason Köhnen (Mansur / The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble / The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation), The LΩVECRAFT SEXTET ​”Funebre Macabre [Vocalis]” from the upcoming album “In Memoriam” on Denovali
  • Los Angeles based cold wave duo Live For You “Teenage living hell ft Mvtant“(Single)
  • Newcastle, Australian ambient /minimal-wave /synth-pop duo Amelia Besseny & Cooper Bowman, aka Troth “Balancing Arc” off upcoming second full-length album ‘Oak Corridor’ on Knekelhuis
  • Mid-’80s Belgian post-punk /cold wave band based in Lessines, The Ultimate Dreamers “I Love You ?!” from the upcoming remastered album “Live Happily While Waiting For Death” (recorded in 1987) on Wool-E Discs / Dans Les Profondeurs                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Moscow, Russia electronic /synth wave /post-punk duo LUX AEVOLA ​”Arrivederci” from the 2-track single “Vaganti”
  • Hamilton, UK-based darkwave project of Lea Torn, AKA The Secret Experiment “Obsession” from the new EP “Limina”
  • UK eclectic post-punk /darkwave solo project from Kendal, Claustraphobia “Hateful Boy, Spiteful Girl” (Single)
  • Portuguese minimal wave /darkwave /coldwave duo based in Lisbon, The Dreams Never End “Illusion” from the album “Palco dos Desencontros”
  • Spanish synthwave/darkwave/post-punk project from Málaga, Indice de Inviernos ”Ensamblaje” from the 2-track single “Sicarios”
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM /synthwave /minimal wave solo project of Anthony Said Grueso, aka HUMAN 80 “Schrecklich gruselig” from the album “Fabrica Muerte”
  • Vancouver‘s lo-fi /synth-punk duo WEIRD CANDLE “The Alchemist” from the EP “The Alchemist” a compilation of unreleased tracks written between 20152018
  • Free Synth-Punk trio from Reunion Island, KILKIL “Self phone” from “Self phone” 2-track single off the upcoming “Clermont-Ferrand” album on Maudit Tangue / Rockerill Records  
  • German DIY wave /synthpop /post-punk 4-piece lead by Robert E. Smith based in Dresden, I’m Your Stalker – “The Last Dance” track one from the upcoming “Hollow” EP on Blood Service
  • Copenhagen-based dark electronic pop singer/musician and former Sunken guitarist, Kasper Deichmann, aka St. Digue “Capital” new single from the upcoming debut album “Everything Hits At Once”
  • Perm, Russian coldwave/minimal-synth side project of Konstantin Ostrovsky (aka Kondratie), Toska Po Domu [тоска по дому] “юность” (Single)
  • Warsaw, Poland darkwave /industrial /dark electro duo World, Interrupted “Nie Mając Gdzie Iść” from the EP “Deception, Follow Me” on Detriti Records
  • Tallinn, Estonia darkwave /post-punk /coldwave producer Viktor Kuu ‘Es Kommt’ from Viktor Kuu´s upcoming debut album “Tot”
  • French electronic /minimal wave /synthpop duo La Punta Bianca – “Anciennes Maisons” from the upcoming V/A “Selected Ambient, Synth & Pop Works” cassette compilation on Lyon’s AR/FM                                                                     
  • Tel Aviv, Israel new wave /minimal synth project ANTIBIOTICA אנטיביוטיקה “Leidseplein” from “Leidseplein” EP
  • Swedish synth electronic/EBM musician from Ljungby, The Ironic Sweden “When I Cry” new single
  • Belgian retro /darksynth /synthwave act Neoslave “Special Kind Of Gun feat. Aeon Rings” from upcoming LP “Unparallel” on Lazerdiscs Records
  • Danish electronica /synthpop act of Martin Nyrup and James Thomas, Oui Plastique “Crossing Over” (Single)
  • Phoenix, AZ post-punk /dream pop /synthwave solo project Secret Attraction “I’m In Love” from the new album “Sensitivity/Drifting” on Stratford Ct.
  • San Francisco‘s post-punk /dreampop /synthpop outfit fronted by Grass Widow bassist Hannah Lew aka COLD BEAT “Year Without A Shadow” off the upcoming album “War Garden”
  • London, UK coldwave /synth-pop solo project SILENT STAR “Star Of The Sea” new single
  • Mexico synth-wave /darkwave solo project of Iván Zamudio, aka Abadía – “Epitafio”                  
  • Paris based dark-dance side project by Adriano from the French duo Echoberyl, aka Fluid Ghost “My Best Nightmare” from the debut “Homeclubbing” (Mini-Album) on Mother Solitude Records
  • Rome, Italy Electronic-Synth-Punk trio BIKINI DEATH RACE “Refrigerator” title track from the album “Refrigerator” on Negative Gain Prod.
  • Miami, FL Electronic/Synth-wave/Synth-pop band since 1985, ELEMENT 104 “Chance Meeting” new single
  • Turkish Goth Rock /Post Punk band from Istanbul, Ugly Shadows “Kids of Tomorrow” from the cassette reissue of EP by Tunis’ A WORLD DIVIDED                                                       
  • Pacific Northwest Oi /Hardcore /Emo /Post-punk band (feat. members of Bishops Green, Dead Cells, Candy(BC) and Systematik), SCHEDULE 1 “Paint it Red” from upcoming debut s/t album on Dirt Cult Records
  • Chicago-area industrial/punk/hard rock collective The Joy Thieves “Nemesis (Blue Eyed Christ Remix)” [Shriekback Cover] from “Nemesis” EP on Armalyte Industries.
  • Sydney based darkwave /coldwave collaboration project between Ant Banister (Sounds Like Winter/Lunar Module/Def FX AU), Bruce Wells (Orcus Nullify US) and Colin Gallagher (Burnt Souls AU) with live member Adrian Leppard, Sequential Zero “The Lost Ones” from debut single “First Sequence”
  • Krasnodar, Russia gothic rock /darkwave /synth rock band (formerly Phantoccini), The Ecstatic Spells “Stella” (Single)
  • New England-based goth /darkwave /post-punk duo Ghost Painted Sky “Ordinary Song (Clean Version)” from “Ephemeral Wake” EP
  • Greek synth-punk trio Νόμος 751 “Παράνοια (Paranoia)” new single
  • San Diego, Ca based dream pop /shoegaze /post-punk one-man project of Ariel Iribe, ARMOIRE “Miss Me” (Single)                                                                                                       
  • Norway‘s New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “SHE” off the new EP “COMBINATION OF FREQUENCIES”
  •  Oakland post-punk /art-pop trio HITS “Drawstring Ties” from the upcoming album “Cielo Nublado” on Paisley Shirt Records
  • Stockholm, Sweden indie /post-punk /new wave solo project lead by The Exploding Boy frontman Johan Sjöblom aka SJÖBLOM “Telephone” third single from the forthcoming album “Demons”.
  • Russian post-punk /electronic /new wave music project from Severodvinsk, Dolgostroy “новостройка” from debut “в городе дождей” EP
  • Mexico new wave /post-punk solo project Menos Días “Paseo de Flores” (Single)
  • Sidney, Australian noisy /new wave /post-punk band LOW LIFE – “Agony & XTC” off upcoming LP “Squats to Lots: The Agony & XTC of Low Life” on Goner Records /Alter
  • Gothenburg, Sweden post-punk /dreampop /indie rock band, Makthaverskan “This Time” first single from the album ”För Allting” via Run for Cover Records
  • London, UK post-punk 4-piece TV Priest “Lifesize” off upcoming 2-track 7″ single on Sub Pop Records
  • Bilbao, Spain anarcho punk /post-punk band Mármol “Guerra de clases” from the album “Declaración total de guerra” on Flexidiscos
  • Metz, France oi! /coldwave/post-punk band OI BOYS “Jack Palance” from the debut s/t album on Hidden Bay Records
  • Brest-based indie rock /new wave /noise /post-punk five-piece band from Britanny, BANTAM LYONS “Philatélie Frontale” from upcoming LP “Mardell” on Music From The Masses (FR) & Gezellig Records (USA)
  • BrazilianPortuguese lo-fi /industrial /darkwave /post-punk solo project of Ricardo de Miranda Azevedo, aka Low Standard Deviation “Stalker” from “Bunker 4018” album on bunker-panzerkreuz
  • London, UK post-punk /darkwave solo project from the guitarist of goth-pop trio Candy Cane, Stay Sleeping “The Dark (ft. Spike Pop)” new single
  • L.A. based indie rock /dream pop /post-punk band Vox Humana “Illusions For Dogs” from the debut LP “Desperations for the Modern Era”
  • Long Beach, Ca lo-fi /noise-pop /minimal post-punk outfit, THE LICE “Suspend Me” from “Hope No One Knows” EP
  • UK spoken word/electronic/industrial project of Hull native & Manchester-based artist Gareth Smith, aka VANISHING “55°N, 5°E” from the vinyl 12″ reissue of 2017 album “55°N, 5°E” on Outer Reaches

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