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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – SEPTEMBER #39-22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Montreal, Canada coldwave /minimal synth solo project NO “Unreliable Narrator”

Popped up for now on Soundcloud only, hopefully part of a juicier near future release, the new track from Montreal based one man band unleashes punchy hypnotic beats, insistent treacherous droning bass lines, and eerie, lonesome swirling synth swathes, stabbed by resonant thwacks and clanking dimensions, to infuse dark dangerous emotional premonitions over desperate haunted vocals casting psychological lyrics about shame, secrecy, and discontent into a toxic obsession of revealing drama. No hardly disappoints.

  • Norwegian synth-pop /post-punk /darkwave act The Burning Crow – “Evil Circle” single

80s-tinged dark and melancholic combination of soul-stirring effect-laden post-punk guitar epics with gloomy darkwave ambience, veiled in shadowy mercurial moods, bounces through rippling dancing bass lines, sharpened by piercing layers of echoing guitar melodies and swirling forlorn swells of synths, around tormented melancholic vocals, woefully swaying with hopeless dread.

  • Montreal, Quebec lo-fi /electronic /synthpop solo project of MD (ex singer/guitarist of duo Calomine), Nœud – “Le dernier des conifères” single

Atmospheric wintry synthetic project by former half of Post-punk duo Calomine lays sprawling fragile humming breezes of cold synth enveloping melancholy to engulf lost haunted vocals and murky celestial cries in a dark surreal echoing mist, pierced by poignant frantic piano stabs opening hidden portals to “The Last of the Evergreens.”

  • Detroit, MI experimental/folk music project In Ruin feat. Kati Rán – “Megin Runar” (Of the Wand & the Moon cover) from V/A “We Are Dust – A Tribute To Of The Wand And The Moon” album upcoming on Moondrop Records
  • Sacramento, CA dark ethereal cosmic goth-folk duo Venetian Veil “The Lamb” single from the upcoming album “The Lands of the Living and the Dead” out Nov. 11 on Dune Altar
  • Mexican/US ambient /ethereal /dream pop /darkwave /synthwave collaborative project of Victoria C. and Meg Wilhoite (Death of Codes), AKA Fotopsia “Whisper” from the work-in-progress debut album “Paper Tears”
  • London-based dark dream pop /electropop solo project of singer-songwriter Graham Sampson , AKA Beautiful Mechanica “Dreams Are Crashing” single
  • Poitiers, French cold wave /synth punk project of Suf Marenda, aka Petit Bourgeois Sauvage “La révolution se joue à domicile” from the cassette album “Audioguide” on New Sinister
  • Medellin, ColombianEBM /synth wave /techno /electroclash electronic musician, music producer and DJ Esteban Mejía Gutiérrez AKA Stalker Ego “Etherea Ft Ambivalencia” from the album “Algoritmo Corporal”
  • Amsterdam dark synth/coldwave/darkwave producer Pascal Pinkert (Dollkraut) with bassist Timothy Francis, AKA De Ambassade “De Elitetheorie” from upcoming 12” coming in November on Optimo Music
  • Sheffield, UK trip-hop /post-punk /coldwave /synth wave/electronic duo Kalter “Waste Away” (part of the upcoming EP ‘Eros’) off the new single “Waste Away / The Same May Come”
  • Ukrainian dark ambient /gothic rock /darkwave /post-punk artist Ivan Marymoro AKA Hans Helwinden “The Gothic Child” title track from “The Gothic Child” EP
  • L.A. lo-fi /wave /post-punk /electro-punk solo project of visual artist, songwriter and musician, Colin Ambulance aka BITE MARX “Plastic Surgery” single
  • Brooklyn, NY synthpop /darkwave project of Steven Salazar AKA Shangai Beach “Dim Lights at Neptune’s Diner” single
  • Santiago, Chile coldwave /post-punk trio Holograma “Nostalgia” from the self-titled debut album
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM /minimal wave solo project HUMAN 80 “Follow War” [Navel Records]
  • Portland, OR goth /electro darkwave project by Amy Azucena and Conor Knowles, AKA Psychic Guilt “4th Floor” off the upcoming album “Midheaven”
  • Bristol, UK based Dark Wave /Synth Pop duo Alastair Power & Alice Sheridan, STRANGE FUTURES “Frozen In Time” from the self-released debut album “Joyful Dystopia”
  • Melbourne Synth-pop duo SYZYGY “Balance Disorder” third single from the upcoming debut album “Anchor and Adjust” on It Records
  • Paris synthpop project of Eugénie Leber, AKA Concordski “Intercité” from the debut “Concordski” EP K7 on Entre-soi
  • Russian synthwave /synthpop duo, NAPAVTAL “Way Away” single
  • Turin-based Italian electronic /darkwave artist Paolo Virdis “Do you really want to know ?” single from the upcoming first album “Confessions of a romantic demon”.
  • Swedish industrial pop /dark electronics headquartered in Stockholm, Majestoluxe “The Cold (Mr Monell /Emmon Remix)” from the EP ‘Frigorific” EP on KESS KILL
  • US EBM /industrial body funk solo project Matt Bias (That Which Is Not Said/Twins) and Chris Normal (Multiple Man), AKA Normal Bias “Embody Control” off the self-titled debut EP upcoming on Synthicide
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas goth /post-punk /electro-wave /synthpop act Damien Hearse – “Nihilist Wave” title track from the 3-track EP “Nihilist Wave”
  • German industrial /dark electro /synthpop act Pending Position “elektroLust” single on Infacted
  • Miami‘s Electronic /Dark SynthWave /Synth-Pop act Element 104 “Blue in Heaven” single.
  • Russian synthpop /post-punk /new wave act from Ekaterinburg, Roobanok “Brave New World” single on SkyQode.
  • Lisbon, Portugal post-punk /goth rock project NU:N “resurrection : no lazarus rising” new single
  • Berlin based elektro rock’n’roll industrial punk singer, performer, 80s survivor, composer, MONA MUIR “Schieldwall” from upcoming “Snake Island” album on GIVE/TAKE
  • Philadelphia native industrial /wave /post-punk /avant-rock project of former Little Claw and Taiwan Housing Project, Kilynn Lunsford “Reality Testing” first single off debut LP ‘Custodians Of Human Succession’ on ever/never records
  • Cologne, Germany new wave /post-punk /synth-pop band started in 1988 by former Pink turns blue guitarist and singer Thomas Elbern, AKA Escape with Romeo “Where are you now (2022 Version)” last single from the upcoming album “Based on a true story- Best of Escape with Romeo”
  • US dreamwave /synthwave /synthpop artist from Miami, Trevor Something “Self Loathing” from “Bury Me In My Loneliness” EP
  • New York goth /new wave /post-punk solo project (AKA Cemetery Dolls), AKA Stereo Julia “The Final Dance” title track from the new EP “The Final Dance”
  • Brazilian New Wave /Post-Punk band based in Sao Paulo, The Secret Shelson’s Band – “Moonlight” (Single) on Systemica Records
  • Parisian new wave/darkwave/coldwave solo project Under a dark light “Divagations” (w/ Manu & Oleg – guitars) single
  • Mexico City new wave /post-punk 4-piece Rey Pila “Phantom Pain II” from E.P. on Arts & Crafts Mexico
  • Georgia‘s gothic punk /post-punk solo project TATIL 22 “Chapter 3” single
  • Italian post-punk /darkwave one-man band Rioux Désolés “Forbidden Reality”
  • Ottawa, Canada goth /new wave /post-punk solo project KC Typhon “The Hurt” first single
  • Pizzo, Italy post-punk /new wave /darkwave band ALONE IN THE RAIN “Autunno” from the EP “Simboli e Magia”
  • Kazakh indie /post-punk solo project IEGERLER “Bi” single.
  • Rome, Italy coldwave /darkwave /post-punk project of Marco Cattani, CHEMICAL WAVES “Cold Life (feat. PLEASURE POLICY)” from the upcoming album “II – Emotional Violence”
  • Asheville, NC goth /darkwave /post-punk 4-piece SECRET SHAME “Color Drain” from the forthcoming second album “Autonomy”
  • Russian new wave /post-punk band from Novosibirsk, Siberia, PLOHO ‘Не будем прощаться’ from forthcoming LP ‘Когда душа спит (When the soul sleeps)’ on Artoffact
  • L.A. based industrial techno post-punk project of Bay Area bred artist Luis Vasquez, aka THE SOFT MOON “Become the Lies” from the new LP “Exister” on Sacred Bones Records
  • Italian dark wave /post-punk trio from Bologna, EUROPEAN GHOST “Chrematismos” from the new album “No Peace, No Sleep, No Shelter” via Icy Cold Records.
  • Shoegaze /Darkwave /Post-Punk trio from Paris, FTR “Mirrors” from the new LP “Vicky Vivid Experience”
  • Danish new wave /post-punk band from Copenhagen, The Foreign Resort “Overturn” single on Artoffact Records
  • Belgian new wave /dark rock /post-punk band, A Slice Of Life ”Anywhere But Home” from the sophomore album “Tabula Rasa”
  • Berlin based Gothic /Deathrock //Post-punk group formed in 1991 in The Netherlands, Götterdämmerung “Circus of the Flying Tools” from the album “Intensity Zone” on Alice In…
  • French side project of Xzvrey from the post-punk /deathrock band The Last Oath, NIGHT TRAIN TO NOWHERE “Grey City” from the LP “Rage Of The Promethean” on Icy Cold Records.
  • German goth psychedelic deathrock band BLOODY DEAD AND SEXY – “Maya” from the album “Fade to Glitter” on Alice in… / Dark Dimensions Label Group
  • Boston, Ma darkwave /coldwave /post-punk band TRUTH FAITH “Minimal Change” first single from The True Faith’s sophomore album “Go to Ground on à La Carte Records
  • Medan, Indonesian Gothic Rock /Darkwave /Post-Punk band PULLO “Angel of Lies” from the debut album “Common Wine” on Ordo Nocturno
  • Cherepovets, Russia darkwave /post-punk band, Капитан Ненавидит Море ‘По этапу’ new single.                             
  • Dortmund, Germany noise /indie rock /post-punk duo Die Jugend von Gestern “Valentina” from 3-track Demo EP
  • Barcelona post-hardcore /post-punk trio Aliment “Com espines” from the upcoming album “Incondicional” on La Castanya
  • Berlin, Germany electro rock /post-punk band KATZKAB “Frostbite” from the EP “Exercices de décorporation n°1: Articulation spatio-temporelle mandibulaire”                                                                                   
  • Hungarian hardcore /deathrock /dark punk trio Padkarosda “Szintentartva” from “Sö ehtét Végek” LP on World Gone Mad Records
  • Cologne, Germany shoegaze /indie rock /post-punk /krautwave trio Kratzen “Tu Crois” from the new LP “KRATZEN zwei”
  • German minimal wave band, Ostseetraum “Du Bist Gefangen” from “Mondmenschen” EP 7” on MANGEL records
  • Wrocław, Poland no wave /post-punk 4-single ATOL ATOL ATOL “Atol Atol Atol” from debut LP “Koniec sosu tysiąca wys” (Gusstaff Rec.)
  • Leipzig, DDR late 80s experimental /post-rock /post-punk /punk trio, Neu Rot “Die Schlange” from the reissue of the 1988 tape album “Halt An” cassette via aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • Szczecin, Poland wave /post-punk duo DRUTY – “Solano” from cassette EP “ZWARCIE” on Syf Records
  • Swiss noise rock /post-punk 3-piece based in Basel, Asbest “Autodigestion” single on A Tree in a Field Records
  • London based alt /post-punk /new wave act Fighting This Monster “She Said” single
  • Dallas, TX shoegaze /wave /post-punk solo project Loyal Nothing “Yours To Waste” single                                         
  • Copenhagen‘s folk noir act fronted by singer-songwriter Magnus Westergaard, aka DUNE MESSIAH “Lucy Gray” single
  • Italian darkwave /dark folk act ATARAXIA “Amethyst” from the album “Pomegranate – The Chant Of The Elementals” on The Circle Music

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