via Fact written by David Katz Fronted by an intense singer with an oblique songbook and a mysterious past, Glorious Din were unlike any other group to emerge from San Francisco’s ‘80s underground. David Katz tells the story of Eric Cope, the chosen persona of a Joy Division-obsessed Sri Lankan
Shadow Age’s new Silaluk EP starts with a powerful backbeat, soon accompanied by rippling guitars and an atmospheric synth courtesy of Davey Bales, the singer of Lost Tribe. Singer Aaron Tyree’s kind-of-ethereal, kind-of-disaffected postpunk vocals kick in and you’re treated to a captivating, shadowy journey through a dreamlike musical experience.
Singer, guitarist and songwriter Alexander Miranda co-founded Underpass only last year, and yet their debut LP, “Assimilation,” came out on Desire a few weeks ago. A powerful document of alienation, isolation, despair, hope, and resistance, the icy and despondent dark postpunk of the band might have been released on early Factory
Vancouver, BC/Olympia, WA’s UNDERPASS are a very special band indeed: sounding like Mancunians from 1980, the icy and despondent dark postpunk of the band might have been released on early Factory Records or on 4AD when bands like The Wake and Mass characterized those labels’ sounds. The 6-song Assimilation LP
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, some of the less well-known dark postpunk, gothic rock, and