Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/7/11 — guest-hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs

When we started posting the weekly playlists from “Dark Wave” — the Sunday night “darker side of alternative” show on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave — a year-and-a-half ago, we never could have fathomed Slicing Up Eyeballs one day would be asked to guest-host the show. But that’s what happened tonight, after the folks at 1st Wave invited founder/editor Matt Sebastian to fill in for the mighty Swedish Egil.

So here’s the hand-picked playlist from tonight’s show, plus a big heaping “thank you” to all the fine folks at 1st Wave for giving us this opportunity and plugging the show this past week. “Dark Wave” airs every Sunday night from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern/7 to 10 p.m. Pacific.


Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave,” 8/7/11 (guest-hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs)

Ministry, “The Land of Rape and Honey”
Depeche Mode, “Dangerous”
Front Line Assembly, “Digital Tension Dementia”
Soft Cell, “Sex Dwarf”
The Lucy Show, “The White Space”
Propaganda, “Dr. Mabuse”
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Walking On Your Hands”
Fields of the Nephilim, “Power”
Peter Murphy, “Hurt” (Live)
The The, “Dogs of Lust”
1,000 Homo DJs, “Supernaut” (f/ Trent Reznor)
Cocteau Twins, “Sugar Hiccup”
Clan of Xymox, “7th Time”
The Chameleons, “Singing Rule Britannia”
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Deep One Perfect Morning”
The Mission, “Butterfly on a Wheel”
The Cure, “Faith”
Concrete Blonde, “Tomorrow, Wendy”
The Sisters of Mercy, “Amphetamine Logic”
Pailhead, “I Will Refuse” (12-inch version)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Yashar”
Killing Joke, “Let’s All Go (To the Fire Dances)”
Dalis Car, “Artemis” (2011 version)
New Order, “Everything’s Gone Green”
Martin L. Gore, “Compulsion”
Love and Rockets, “Life in Laralay”
The Cult, “(Here Comes The) Rain”
Front 242, “Until Death (Us Do Part)”
The Glove, “Punish Me With Kisses”
The Smiths, “Death of a Disco Dancer”
Public Image Ltd., “Swan Lake”
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Swimming Horses”
Gary Numan, “Metal”
Skinny Puppy, “Assimilate”
Bauhaus, “Dark Entries”
Joy Division, “Interzone”
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Show of Strength”




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  • cummins

    Great job! Congratulations Matt.

  • WOW- that’s a way more diverse playlist than if the Sirius program mgr picked it out for Egil (as usual)…Good job Matt!

  • Linnen

    I’m actually listening to it right now – I’m up to The Lucy Show (a cool song by a group I missed out on entirely!) I had to take a sneak peek at the playlist though. Congrats on both receiving this cool opportunity and on doing a good job with it!

  • Nice work Matt! A definite departure from the usual suspects on Sunday nights. Glad to see XM & Egil open to guest-DJ’s

  • Darrin Smith

    Well done by Matt!

  • Nice Job matt, Great Playlist..SIRIUS needed that

  • Best Dark Wave yet and I’ve listened to almost all of them over the last two years. Loved The Lucy Show and now I have to find a copy of …undone. Any chance you recorded your show last night and would be willing to re-stream it here? Would love to hear the show again.

  • Joseph D

    Awesome job Matt. There was alot of diversity with your playlist for Dark Wave. Here’s hoping you get another chance to host Dark Wave in the future

  • absolute! Best list for dark wave I have seen in a long time. Good ON YOU! You and I are of the same thought.

  • Great list. This has given me some cool bands to research :)

  • Rob C

    Great diversity and obscurity ratio…any chance this gets put up as a restream or download?



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