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Sär is a writer and music enthusiast born and raised in the Portland, OR area. They have been an avid listener of goth, postpunk and deathrock since 2003 and their ultimate goal is to introduce as many people to as many of these amazing bands as possible.

FeaturedMusicPost-Punk

Hailing from Australia, the mysterious post-punk artist Jon Edifice released his LP of the same title late last month. The album includes all four tracks from his previous Distant Gardens EP, plus six new songs! Let’s jump right into it. Label: Funeral Party Records     “Park” opens up the album

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Death RockFeaturedInterviewsPost-PunkshoegazeStreaming

After exhausting Ötzi’s self titled demo and Gong Show EP to death over the last year, I’m pleased to announce this badass Oakland deathrock band is finally releasing their first LP, Ghosts! I get chills (pun intended) when I listen to “Winter.” It has that early 80s spooky/shoegaze/postpunk Cure sound

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FeaturedFilmMovies

From Disck Pictures and the young, multi-talented director behind such works as Dark Prism and Amityville: Vanishing Point comes a film featuring none other than the famed dark cabaret goth musician Aurelio Voltaire! It’s called ReAgitator: Revenge of the Parody and it looks like Dylan Greenberg’s most promising film to

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FilmMusicMusic VideosPost-Punk

Vacant Stares are a fairly new gem here in Portland, but they’ve been difficult to miss lately. At this point I’ve seen them everywhere from the Out From The Shadows Festival Pre-Event Party to Doctor Who themed bar/restaurant The Tardis Room. They’re the perfect amount of gloomy, rainy post-punk and

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Death RockEventsFeaturedFeaturesPost-Punk

Dave Cantrell puts together a huge, several-day lineup of darkwave/postpunk/deathrock/darkpunk/shoegaze/synthpop/etc and related bands from as near and far as possible, ranging from heavy hitters to the obscure. Fittingly, it’s known as the Out From The Shadows Festival, and this was the third year running! I was absolutely devastated when I missed

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FeaturedMusicPost-PunkReviews

Gloomy Swiss band Future Faces have just dropped my latest obsession, Revolt – their very first EP, and it’s blown me away. This is what I want to show people when they ask to hear what modern goth rock is. It’s what fans of gothic metal should be listening to

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