The Doctors – Unterwelt (Underworld)

Also known as, dctrs, The Doctors were founded in Bordeaux, France in 2010 and anything else regarding them is surprisingly difficult to uncover. Happily though, they personify a favorite genre portmanteau “coldwave” to the hilt. Off-kilter and broken clockworks-sounding with just enough grittiness of normality to carry itself lurchingly upright and forward, with a video to match, “Underworld” is free to darken my soul at … Continue reading The Doctors – Unterwelt (Underworld)

Agent Side Grinder – Stripdown

Continuing with my pre-Christmas “unconventional” theme, please find this catchy tune from post-punk staple, Agent Side Grinder. Synth, check. Heavy bass, check. 80’s vibe, check. Tenor sax solo… wait what? At once a richly, ploddingly, indefatigable darkwave track and then out of nowhere, BOOM, they throw in a tasty sax solo. “Mind is deconstructing. Mind is self-destructing. Mind is going down the drain.” Diss-conventionality. More … Continue reading Agent Side Grinder – Stripdown

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Schrödinger – Bloody Eyes

A lot of the music I enjoy could be considered by some to be unconventional (yes, I’m strange even by goth standards). Well, how about a little gothic-surfer music? Schrödinger dropped this track from their debut album “Last Days on Earth” appropriately released on Halloween in this year of our lord, 2020. For many of us, the album title is unfortunately more than a little … Continue reading Schrödinger – Bloody Eyes

Belgrado – Jeszcze Raz (Again)

Following along with my last post we have Belgrado now, another non-English brooding modern post-punk band, although Spanish this time with lyrics sung by a perhaps undeniably gorgeous Polish lead singer and based out of Barcelona, Spain. They are self-described as a “blend (of) the eyeliner-heavy swagger of Siouxsie and the Banshees and the fragile nihilism of Joy Division with the muscular attack of Killing … Continue reading Belgrado – Jeszcze Raz (Again)

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She Past Away – Sanri (Hallucination)

Oddly perhaps, She Past Away has become synonymous with darkwave and goth over their ten years existence – oddly since their lyrics of “minimalist poetry” are entirely sung in their native Turkish tongue. While unfamiliar to some, Turkish has a beastly beauty all its own and something about those vocals oozes gothic undertones such that when added to their signature beats, reverb, and deep bass … Continue reading She Past Away – Sanri (Hallucination)