Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — May 17, 2020 at 11:03 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (5/17/20)

The March Violets

“Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Matt Sebastian, airs 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern every Sunday on Sirius XM satellite radio’s 1st Wave (Channel 33). The most recent two episodes also are available via Sirius XM’s On Demand service for online subscribers.


The Cure, “Cold” (Pornography)
Ministry, “Stigmata” (The Land of Rape and Honey)
Front 242, “Serial Killers Don’t Kill Their Girlfriends” (05:22:09:12 Off)
Assemblage 23, “Complacent” (Storm)
Depeche Mode, “Fragile Tension” (Sounds of the Universe)
The Smiths, “Asleep” (Louder Than Bombs)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Emma” (Floodland)
Cocteau Twins, “Fifty-Fifty Clown” (Heaven or Las Vegas)
Love and Rockets, “All In My Mind” (Express)
Gang of Four, “Paralyzed” (Solid Gold)
Au Pairs, “Tongue in Cheek” (Stepping Out of Line)
Clan of Xymox, “Muscoviet Mosquito” (Lonely Is An Eyesore)
David Bowie, “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)” (The Best of 1980/1987)

David J, “I Can’t Shake This Shadow of Fear” (On Glass)
Lowlife, “Eternity Road” (7-Inch Version) (Eternity Road: Best Of)
Robert Smith, “Pirate Ships” (Disintegration: Deluxe Edition)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Villiers Terrace” (Crocodiles)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Kill Surf City” (Barbed Wire Kisses)
Pailhead, “Anthem” (Side Trax)
Front Line Assembly, “Threshold” (Caustic Grip)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Ghost Talk” (Drinking Gasoline)
Bauhaus, “Third Uncle” (The Sky’s Gone Out)
The Birthday Party, “Jennifer’s Veil” (Mutiny/The Bad Seed)
The March Violets, “Religious as Hell” (Religious as Hell)
The Mission, “Tower of Strength” (Album Version) (Children)

Yazoo, “Winter Kills” (Upstairs at Eric’s)
Joy Division, “Autosuggestion” (Heart and Soul)
Kraftwerk, “Computer Love” (Computer World)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Hall of Mirrors” (Through the Looking Glass)
The Mighty Lemon Drops, “Out of Hand” (Out of Hand)
Shriekback, “Faded Flowers” (Oil & Gold)
Parade Ground, “Moans” (Cut Up)
Death in June, “The Calling” (Nada!)
Christian Death, “Spiritual Cramp” (Only Theatre of Pain)
Public Image Ltd., “Rules and Regulations” (Happy?)
Skinny Puppy, “Inquisition” (Single Mix) (Inquisition)
Danielle Dax, “Pariah” (Diva X Machina)
Gary Numan, “I Die: You Die” (Telekon)
New Order, “Everything’s Gone Green” (Substance)


Got a request? To be considered for next week, drop it in the comments below by noon Tuesday.





  1. Can you dig up “Wow” by Kate Bush next Sunday? Thanx!

  2. Great episode tonight, Everything’s gone Green is my favorite tonight!! And I liked Front 242

  3. Dug the tunes, Matt! DW is something we all look forward to each week in these times.

    Here are a couple of possible requests for a future show –

    The Cure – In Your House
    Southern Death Cult – False Faces

    Thanks as always!

  4. Just glad to have a week where we don’t have to memorialize someone!

    For a future show how about:
    Japan – Life in Tokyo
    Yellow Magic Orchestra – Behind the Mask
    Human League – The Lebanon

  5. Christopher Nardone

    Wonderful Show Matt..

    Some requests:

    All day Long – New Order
    Queen is Dead – Smiths
    Dominion / Mother Russia- Sisters of Mercy



  6. Thanks for the Parade Ground. Great show tonight.

    I would like to request something that may be a bit on the obscure side. Can you play something off the Pesteg Dred / SS-Say collection titled I Have Seen You Through The Years, Worn By Different Faces ? Either ‘Fanfare’ or ‘Care’.

    I appreciate your consideration. Thanks

  7. Any chance we can hear some solo Steve Kilbey? He’s been performing on Instagram lately and it’s been fantastic.

  8. requests for next week:

    Asylum Party – Better Days Ahead
    The Chameleons – Caution
    Killing Joke – A New Day

  9. Great show, Matt!! My husband and I are spending our first wedding anniversary on May 25th still in lockdown. Can you play “Halo” by The Cure? This was our song we danced to at our wedding. Thank you :)

  10. Requests for next week:
    Asylum Party – Better Days Ahead
    The Chameleons – Caution
    Killing Joke – A New Day


  11. ‘Sorry For Laughing’ by Propaganda.

    I live for your show. ‘Never Stop’!

  12. haunted when the minutes drag

    Loved hearing Kill Surf City!!!!!

  13. Johnson Engineering Co. — Floorslammer

  14. Shadowy episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    David J, “I Can’t Shake This Shadow of Fear”

    Request for future show:
    Nitzer Ebb, “Captivate”
    (William Orbit mix if possible)

  15. Top shelf show Matt.
    I’d like to request :
    Palais Schaumburg beat of 2
    DM happiest girl
    The Slits i heard it through the grapevine

  16. That Parade Ground song was fantastic!

  17. Next week?

    Elegia – New Order
    Lie To Me – Depeche Mode
    Cuts You Up – Peter Murphy
    Black Light Trap – Shriekback
    Mother Stands For Comfort – Kate Bush

  18. Karl Chopelas

    Primitive Painters, Felt
    Ministry, Revenge
    Lebanon Hannover, Gallow Dance
    Xmal Deutschland, Incubus Succubus
    Wire, Ahead

  19. Hi, can you please play:

    Clan of Xymox – Louise
    Corpus Delicti – dust and fire
    Peter Murphy – all night long


  20. Do you ever play Gun Club – Jeffry Lee Pierce?

  21. Hey Matt, can you play “Face to Face” by Siouxsie? Appropriate these days….

  22. Thanks for playing Kraftwerk on Sunday night. Seeing that it’s been 40 years since Ian Curtis’s death I do have just one request for the next show, “Colony.”

  23. Looking forward to next week.
    Ministry Filth Pig
    Killing Joke Fire Dances
    Foetus Mortgage

  24. Rob Macey

    How about “Let’s go get Cokes” by The Faction for next week. I won’t stand for anything less…

  25. Excellent show as always!! I’d love to hear the following in an upcoming episode:

    The Essence – In Tears
    For Against – Eschelons
    Chris & Cosey – Passion
    Download – Base Metal
    Swallow – Follow Me Down
    Attrition – Dreamsleep
    Curve – Sandpit
    The Mighty Lemon Drops – Written In Fiction

  26. Thanks for playing both my requests, and name checking me for one!

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