The Cure ~ Primary [1981]

Arguably, The Cure is the greatest goth band to ever exist, but not if you ask co-founder and frontman Robert Smith who dislikes the gothic label. “We got stuck with it at a certain time when goths first started. I was playing guitar with Siouxsie And The Banshees, so I had to play the part. Goth was like pantomime to me.” That said, he continues, “Every goth I’ve ever met has been very nice, you know? As a subculture, I think it’s full of wonderful people. But I have never liked what’s classified as goth music.” “The innocence of … Continue reading The Cure ~ Primary [1981]

She Past Away ~ Soluk (Pale) [2⊘15]

Turkish band She Past Away conspired with Los Angeles’ Drab Majesty to present Soluk (Pale), an open invitation in surreal recognition of a dying civilization. This, unceremoniously designated the first “Double Feature” on GodHatesGoth, as it has proven difficult to choose between the original video track and the U.K.’s Kill Shelter’s beat-boosted remix — the former being a more illustrative video, and the latter gilded … Continue reading She Past Away ~ Soluk (Pale) [2⊘15]

Final Body ~ Lose Health [2⊘19]

Imagine aimfully wandering around your city, your home, a translucency overlooked in a topsy-turvy world unwished for and in forceful denial of the fleshly. Yet you, still brim with love, actively seeking and praying for that which would resolve your soulful dilemma. “Let me know that you notice me…” Seattle bandmates Scott Helgasson (vocals/keys), Taylor … Continue reading Final Body ~ Lose Health [2⊘19]

Fontaines D.C. ~ Televised Mind [2⊘21]

This is whatchacallit when medium and message meet. The repetition is hypnotic with just enough variation to trip/break something cracker-backwards in my mind. The song and video have an almost heroin-esque motif with deep blue-black auras that resonate in regions scarred from white-hot tongues, licking wounds not to cauterize, but to embellish…. Continue reading Fontaines D.C. ~ Televised Mind [2⊘21]