Special darkwave, coldwave, post-punk, new wave edition!
FEARING (Santa Cruz)
Behind the Mask
— This local band was amazing live, opening up for the epic band She Past Away this past week. Retro-goth with intense vocals and lyrics.
PINK TURNS BLUE (Germany)
Tomorrow Never Comes
— Pink Turns Blue have been around for 32 years playing moody goth-heavy darkwave with the most romantic lead singer ever. This album, The AERDT - Untold Stories, was released in 2016, and they finally tour in September.
DOWNLOAD (cEvin Key project) (Vancouver)
Takanadobabble (take 2)
— Support cEvin Key by buying his new 7"! Bro is one of the masterminds of Skinny Puppy, one of the most influential bands in this scene. They are gods.
JONATHAN BREE (Aukland)
You're So Cool
— This album released a year ago, but he is FINALLY touring 'cause dude is hailing from Aukland, and this is one of my favorite songs, ever.
SHE PAST AWAY (Turkey/Greece)
— One of the best modern goth bands, the legendary lead singer is equipped with a unique low and deep vocal. He breathes and you die. I was excited to see their show last week completely sold out; the bay area represented well.
THE HOWLING FOG (Adelaide)
The Needle's Falling
— Oof, this first single from an upcoming album is heart-wrenching in all the best ways. The vocalist is just incredible.
— Russian duo is mysterious, hailing from the middle of nowhere and recreating the gloom lined with unique, somehow joyful AND melancholy melodies.
BOY HARSHER (MA)
— One of my favorite bands, and they are a duo from Western Mass! They are dance synth with a very dark edge; and they shine in their instrumentals.
— Chicago always has an influence. This one is a weird, unexpected, stark and often minimalist, industrial-influenced post-punk with a Chicago-influenced avante-garde edge.
THOUGH LEADERS (Oakland)
— Romantic post-punk saturated with shimmering melody created by LEGENDARY musicians in the Bay Area.
DEEP CROSS (Austin)
— I wasn't expected the vocals to go where it did, portions in this raspy metal-style.
DRAB MAJESTY (LA)
— The more popular band of the bunch, a duo from Los Angeles creating a frothy new wave pop.
BROKEN COLUMN (Montreal)
— Oh those French poets from the north.