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1st Wave

The fairly predictable playlist for “Dark Wave” — the weekly Sunday night “darker side of alternative” show on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave — received a much-appreciated shakeup tonight thanks to guest host Peter Murphy, who managed to slip a barrage of unlikely artists ranging from Antony and the Johnsons to Sxip Shirey into the mix.

Tonight’s show nodded to Murphy’s own legacy, of course, featuring tracks by Bauhaus and Dalis Car, as well as, toward the end of the three-hour set, a pair of back-to-back cuts from Murphy’s new album Ninth. Interspersed with the standard “Dark Wave” fare (The Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division) were Murphy-selected tracks by more contemporary acts such as Air, Sarah Fimm and Mew.

Murphy — shown above at an in-store in New York City last week (see more of Kellyann Petry’s photos on his Facebook page) — took the opportunity to spin a few stories, such as how his daughter has turned into a goth, and even played a live take of Amanda Palmer covering Radiohead’s “High and Dry” that he claimed to have recorded on his iPhone.

“Dark Wave” airs Sundays from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern/7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific.

UPDATE 6/13/11: In a post on his Facebook page today, Peter Murphy writes, “I’d like to clarify that my own DJ set for the Sirius XM dark radio show thing was as follows, the other songs outside of this do not represent my own personal choice.” The songs Murphy selected are marked below; a few, including two more Ninth tracks, were not played.

See full ‘Dark Wave’ playlist after the jump…

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave,” hosted by Peter Murphy; 6/12/11

Bauhaus, “Telegram Sam/Ziggy Stardust” (Live)
Dalis Car, “His Box” *
Roxy Music, “Remake-Remodel” *
Death Cult, “With Love”
Mew, “Circuitry & The Wolf” *
The Sisters of Mercy, “First and Last and Always”
Depeche Mode, “Shake the Disease”
Sxip Shirey, “15 Punk Rockers” *
Sarah Fimm, “Invisible Satellites” *
The Cure, “A Forest” (Tree Mix)
Yaz, “In My Room”
Cocteau Twins, “Spooning Good Singing Gum”
The Chameleons, “Soul in Isolation”
Sol Seppy, “Injoy” *
Iggy & The Stooges, “Gimme Danger”
Jessie Mayer, “Skeleton M1” *
Bauhaus, “Third Uncle” *
New Order, “1963”
Christian Norton, “Shine” *
The Sisters of Mercy, “Detonation Boulevard”
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Cities in Dust” (Extended Version)”
Antony and the Johnsons, “Spiralling” *
Killing Joke, “Changes”
Gary Numan, “I Die: You Die”
Depeche Mode, “Blasphemous Rumours”
Johnny Hollow, “Superhero” *
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Never Stop”
Air, “Surfing on a Rocket” *
Duran Duran, “Night Boat”
Amanda Palmer, “High and Dry” (Live) *
Shriekback, “Nemesis” (The Arch Deviant Mix)
Joy Division, “Isolation”
Peter Murphy, “Velocity Bird” *
Peter Murphy, “Secret Silk Society” *
The House of Love, “Destroy the Heart”
Swans, “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
Siouxsie and the Banshess, “Spellbound”
Gene Loves Jezebel, “Break the Chain”

* Tracks selected by Peter Murphy

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