So what happens when you receive an email about this mysteriuos new Cold Wave project that has ties to Vancouver’s Covenant Circle? I tell you what you do – you stop and listen. I am really glad that I did, because Saturn’s Cross is the shit and I am getting
Here are some 2016 releases that are too unpopular (AKA cool) to have made any year end lists, but which deserve every ounce of attention and love they can get. This is criminally overlooked stuff that everyone should get into right now. Read this as a best of 2016 list for
If 2015 sees the comeback of the new Industrial scene, then bring it. The Soft Moon at one time might have had more in common with the Faint than Skinny Puppy, but Deeper turns those tables. The first single “Deeper” is pretty damn dark – it might remind you of
If you are tired of “cold wave” albums that sound like they were recorded on a four track in the bathroom, and open to some genre-defying, drug-crazed nonsense that is fun as all hell, do not waste another second of your life by not hearing Cairo Pythian. You automatically find yourself knowing that you will like the following song, even before you get there.
The Australian band Total Control‘s second album finds them exploring all things dark and punk. From the new wave keyboards that open this to the more lo-fi garage ruckus kicked up on “Expensive Dog,” to a colder, Echo and the Bunnymen-like post-punk. They do have their own personality that shines
Finally, a new album from Zola Jesus of all new songs and not just stringed re-interpretations. This album does carry the feeling that black is no longer the only color in her closet. The icy coat over her earlier work has begun to melt away. The more dark wave sound