Garbage ~ Wolves (nsfw)

Since their early incarnation in the ’90’s, Garbage has been a mainstay in the alternative+ music world. Band members Shirley Manson (main vocals, guitars, keyboards), Duke Erikson (guitar, bass, keyboards), Steve Marker (guitar, keyboards), and Butch Vig (drums, percussion, keyboards) have been distinctive in their cake-like-blending of staunchly-driven guitar riffs, complimentary darkly-layered synths, finally iced with Shirley’s… Continue reading Garbage ~ Wolves (nsfw)

TVAM ~ Bitplain

In a world where isolation has more or less been the new standard, one’s thoughts turn to our new communication norms and what they allow us to share and how. With Bitplain, TVAM are plumbing the depths of our mental connectivity to others through computer circuitry; a potential bond between the stark cold silicon and the fleshy bits that Continue reading TVAM ~ Bitplain

SKYND – Tyler Hadley

You might want to skip this post, as it may be difficult to shake. SKYND is a troll in a Danish fairy tale depicting a kidnapped wife and her husband’s attempts to take her back. He eventually succeeds, but only with the admonition he must never rush her to do anything again, otherwise she’ll be returned to the troll (SKYND). The band of the same … Continue reading SKYND – Tyler Hadley

The Horrors – Still Life

Sporting a sound at once a mix of shoegaze, post-punk, and goth, The Horrors released this lollipop-swirly emotion-laden piece of neo-psychedelica on their 2011 album Skying. Ethereal and timeless, the song appears to sing of one who is pining for a lost love and a reminder from each to the other that they will meet again. “The moment that you want is coming if you … Continue reading The Horrors – Still Life

Jonathan Bree – You’re So Cool

As you may have already noticed, I have a rather broad definition of “Post-Punk”, so be aware my posts will vary from riotous punk at times to synth-pop on occasion, yet mostly frequenting the dark and fervent. In this case it is a brooding tune of gothic chamber music from Jonathan Bree, sometimes playfully described as “dark Disney”. This, his biggest hit thus far, has … Continue reading Jonathan Bree – You’re So Cool