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Aube: Demo – Review

Dissonant buzzsaw guitar that manages to be hypnotically soothing and psychotically unnerving at the same time is the first thing you hear on ‘Exil’, the first track on Ottawa post-punkers Aube‘s new demo, and it’s a perfect indicator for the

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Under the Spell Sundays
New Dark Folk Night in Vancouver!

CVLT Nation is stoked to be a part of the second Under the Spell this Sunday, March 9th at The Electric Owl in Vancouver! CVLT Nation’s co-founder Sean will be DJing a rad mix of deathrock and post punk alongside

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CVLT Nation
Deathrock 2014 Mixtape
Curated by Oliver Sheppard

Well, we’re two years into these Deathrock mixtapes, and the fascination that dark postpunk and deathrock continues to hold over the punk scene continues unabated, even if many punker-than-thou bands refuse to acknowledge their own new swing into gothic territory,

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100% On Point Post-Punk!
Masses: Horde Mentality
Review + Stream

Label: Rust and Machine Records Jittery, up-tempo post punk is the name of the game on this new release from Melbourne, Australia band Masses. Horde Mentality is packed full of skittering rhythms, propulsive basslines and subtly melodic guitar-work, with a

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A Kiss in the Dreamhouse…
SIOUXSIE and THE BANSHEES 1981
Full Set Now Showing

If you are an avid reader of CVLT Nation, then you know we are crazed SIOUXSIE and THE BANSHEES fans. It has been said that their greatest period as a band was when they had John McGeoch on guitar, and

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A Mammoth
Photo Essay & Review of
Borderland Massacre Fest ‘14

El Paso D.I.Y. Borderland Massacre Fest ‘14 Punk culture is known to be very independent from what any other “big band” is trying to get: fame, money, contracts, awards. Cities like New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Philadelphia, etc., are

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“Killed by Deathrock, Vol. 1″ – Reviewed
by Oliver Sheppard

First off: Buy this comp. If you care at all about the history of postpunk or gothy guitar music since the late 1970s punk explosion, you should own this. Sacred Bones’ new “Killed by Deathrock, Volume 1” anthology collects, Nuggets-style,

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Exclusive CVLT Nation Streaming:
Arctic Flowers “Weaver” LP + Review

by Oliver Sheppard Portland’s Arctic Flowers will have a digital release of their long-awaited second LP soon, with a proper vinyl release following some time in the Spring. In the meantime, the new “Weaver” LP is available here at CVLT

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CVLT Nation Streaming:
TRANSFIX “Bad Trip”

Since the 80’s, I have been a fan of Death Rock and I have never stopped digging the dark, rolling baselines of this genre! I’m also a huge fan of all of the young bands that have embraced the Bat

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Killer No Filler Post Punk!
Criminal Code: No Device
Review + Stream

Criminal Code from Tacoma, Washington, play an anthemic, sneakingly melodic mixture of post-punk and post-hardcore. Formed in 2011, they’ve just released their debut LP No Device on Deranged Records, a welcome shot in the vein (or kick in the teeth)

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