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Pankow

Pankow in Concert

Pankow return to North America this fall with dates in Brooklyn, Denver, Chicago, Montreal, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and a yet unannounced September 30th location. SEP 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar SEP 29 – Denver, CO – The Black Box SEP 30 – TBA OCT 1 – Chicago, IL – Metro Chicago OCT 4 – Montréal,… More

Giirls - Far Life

Between Dark and Light: Giirls – Far Life

Giirls from Paris, France, deliver New Wave with a dark flair for their new EP, Far Life. With multiple references including T21, M!R!M, and the Soft Moon, Giirls have already released two singles this year, Under and Leave Home. Not to be missed, the new EP Far Life, creates a powerful instrumental soundtrack for an entrancing hallucinatory darkwave experience. Added… More

Darkwave: Johnathan | Christian – The Nothing I Feel

Alternative musicians Johnathan|Christian have released their second album The Nothing I Feel bringing a lush listening experience that blends a gothic rock sound with dark wave style. It has been two years since their debut album Beautiful Hideous where Johnathan Mooney and Christian Granquist, veterans of the alternative music scene started to create music influenced by Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, Depeche Mode, Joy Division,… More

Dessau - Isolation

Isolation – Dessau: Revisit Industrial classic from 1988

Released as a 12″ single in 1988 on Carlyle Records, “Isolation” from Dessau remains an industrial dance classic track to this day. Dessau was the musical creation of John Elliott of Nashville, Tennessee. Elliot started his career as a punk rock drummer for Nashville band Clovebottom and later worked with Actuals, later known as Factual. After several years of being… More

Beborn Beton - A Worthy Compensation

Beborn Beton – A Worthy Compensation album review

It has taken Beborn Beton a long time to return with a new album, however the drawn out wait is well worth it after listening to the work that has been put into creating A Worthy Compensation. Beborn Beton’s signature sounds of melodic synthpop with a soul and edgy ballads that groove are intact. The band’s new album will be… More

Short and Crunch - Blutschwur

Harsh EBM: Short and Crunch – Blutschwur

Short and Crunch from Berlin, Germany have produced an excellent debut album – Blutschwur. With a style of music influenced by groups such as Centhron, Suicide Commando and Noisuf-X, Short and Crunch display an excellent balance of harsh EBM and musical quality in their tracks. The group of Kevin and Marco Liere started combining styles taken from industrial, EBM, synthpop,… More

Double Echo - La Danza

Liverpool Post Punk: Double Echo – La Danza

Double Echo released La Danza a few months ago with Finnish label Gothic Music Records and will soon release a remastered version of their 2013 album Phantomime that will include two bonus tracks. The band made up of Chris Luna and Ash Lerczak was founded in Liverpool in 2012 and is a creating music that is fascinating back-to the basics and… More

Section 25 - Looking From A Hilltop

Revisit 1984: Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop

Released June 1984, “Looking From A Hilltop” by Section 25 on Factory Records, was an electro club hit in all over the world. “Looking From A Hilltop” was originally released on the third Section 25 album From The Hip album in March 1984. The subsequent 12″ featured two versions of the song, the A-side track Restructure (4:38) and B-side track Megamix (8:07). As… More

Pantser Fabriek - Stahlzeit

Noise sculpted sound: Pantser Fabriek – Stahlzeit

Pantser Fabriek, from The Hague, Netherlands, has their second release Stahlzeit now available on Bandcamp from Hack die Rübe the sub-label of SkullLine. There is no mystery here, Stahlzeit is just pure energetic and loud old-school EBM at its best. From the opening “Stahl-Musik,” a style and tempo is set as if forged in steel. The second track “Come Closer”… More

Bleib Modern - All Is Fair In Love And War

Bleib Modern – All Is Fair In Love And War

All Is Fair In Love And War is the title of the debut album by Bleib Modern from Bamberg, Germany. The band, once a one a solo project of Philipp Läufer, was founded around 2014 and now has five members working on their coldwave-postpunk style of music. The album has been released on Brazilian label Wave Records from São Paulo… More