dark wave


V.23 No.28 |
Samantha Anne Carrillo

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Now Hear This, Vol. II

Are you properly caring for your inner goth? My years of rockin' an all-black wardrobe, a Wite-Out complexion and panda eyes may be over, but I take care to nourish my blackety-black heart and sonic sensibility. If you're feeling the urge to chainsmoke clove cigs, brood and write bad poetry, I recommend channeling that energy into a celebration of Dark Entries Records' fifth anniversary.

DJ Josh Cheon founded the label in July 2009 with the intention of releasing out-of-print and unreleased underground '80s treasures. Named for the first 7-inch released by goth icon Bauhaus, Dark Entries' focus is curation, preserving sound quality and respecting its artists' aural aesthetic . And, yes, the label's output is strictly vinyl.

Dark Entries' lifeblood is the excavation, quality reproduction and distribution of largely unknown pleasures, but it also showcases contemporary acts whose sound harkens back to the heyday of minimal synth, coldwave, dark wave, electro, Italo disco and post-punk. Highlights of the Dark Entries catalog include work by Dark Day, Jeff and Jane Hudson, Starter, Linea Aspera, Kitchen & the Plastic Spoons, Algebra Suicide, Los Microwaves, Patrick Cowley, Victrola, Lè Travo, Crash Course in Science, Lassigue Bendthaus, Cute Heels and Helen.

"If only for the old times," reminisce and peer into the future by exposing your dark side to Dark Entries.

V.21 No.45 | 11/8/2012

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Sonic reductions of Bat for Lashes, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Soft Moon

Music writer M. Brianna Stallings and I listened to new albums by Bat for Lashes, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Soft Moon and present them for your consideration. Watch music videos from acts featured in this week’s Sonic Reducer installment below.

V.19 No.52 | 12/30/2010

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The Lords of the New Church Monday

Post punk/dark wave supergroup The Lords of the New Church was made of Stiv Bators of The Dead Boys, Brian James of The Damned, Dave Tregunna of Sham 69 and Nicky Turner of The Barracudas. The band was cheezzzy in an ‘80s glam sort of way ... but was also awesome in an ‘80s glam sort of way. Today “Russian Roulette” is my favorite song.