Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — May 24, 2020 at 11:35 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (5/24/20)

Siouxsie and the Banshess

“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.


Southern Death Cult, “False Faces” (The Southern Death Cult)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “April Skies” (Darklands)
Siuoxsie and the Banshees, “Face to Face” (The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Iron Curtain, “Shadow” (Desertion 1982-1988)
Wire, “Ahead” (The Ideal Copy)
The Cure, “Halo” (Join the Dots)
Julian Cope, “Charlotte Anne” (My Nation Underground)
Japan, “Life in Tokyo” (Assemblage)
The Chameleons, “Caution” (Strange Times)
Nitzer Ebb, “Captivate” (William Orbit Mix) (Belief)
Lard, “Pineapple Face” (The Last Temptation of Reid)
KMFDM, “Virus” (Naïve)
Revolting Cocks, “Drums Along the Carbide” (Trax! Rarities)

Bauhaus, “Silent Hedges” (The Sky’s Gone Out)
The The, “The Beat(en) Generation” (Mind Bomb)
The Pop Group, “She is Beyond Good and Evil” (Y)
Fad Gadget, “Collapsing New People” (Gag)
Clan of Xymox, “Louise” (Medusa)
Marc and the Mambas, “Black Heart” (Torment and Toreros)
Pesteg Dred / SS-Say, “Fanfare” (I Have Seen You Through The Years, Worn By Different Faces)
Gary Numan, “M.E.” (The Pleasure Principle)
Felt, “Primitive Painters” (Ignite the Seven Cannons)
The Smiths, “The Queen is Dead” (The Queen is Dead)
Steve Kilbey, “Pretty Ugly, Pretty Sad” (Unearthed)
Peter Murphy, “All Night Long” (Love Hysteria)
Ian McCulloch, “Proud to Fall” (Candleland)

Cocteau Twins, “Blood Bitch” (Garlands)
Joy Division, “Colony” (Heart and Soul)
Dead Can Dance, “East of Eden” (Dead Can Dance)
Kate Bush, “Wow” (Lionheart)
Killing Joke, “A New Day” (Night Time)
New Order, “Elegia” (Low-Life)
Depeche Mode, “Happiest Girl” (Jack Mix) (Violator: Expanded Edition)
Nine Inch Nails, “Physical (You’re So)” (Broken)
Skinny Puppy, “Tormentor” (Too Dark Park)
The Sisters of Mercy, “First and Last and Always” (First and Last and Always)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Mad Daddy Drives a U.F.O.” (Curse)
Tones on Tail, “Burning Skies” (Everything!)
Big Black, “The Model” (Songs About Fucking)
A Certain Ratio, “Houses in Motion” (acr:box)
Ministry, “Revenge” (With Sympathy)


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





  1. Excellent episode tonight!! My request for next Sunday is

    Lydia Lunch – Dance of the Dead Children

    Good Night!

  2. Rob macey

    Awesome show tonight!

  3. PLZ play “Will Never Marry” by Morrissey next Sunday!

  4. Thanks very much for the Pesteg Dred. Great show, especially the Japan and Alien Sex Fiend cuts.

    Would like to request something from Jello Biafra/Adrian Boland’s side project The Witch Trials. Either ‘Meat Beat’ or ‘Humanoids from the Deep’.

    Thanks again for doing the show. Have a great week.

  5. Nice one, dug the Pesteg Dred/ SS-Say, not familiar with them at all.

    For next week, how about Revolting Cocks – Big Sexy Land

  6. Requests of
    VNV Nation (why not? You played Assemblage 23 last week)
    Meat Beat Manifesto (Subliminal Sandwich)
    Apoptygma Berserk

  7. Thomas Aron

    Love your show, Matt.

    I’d like to request either “Silver Rocket” or “Hey Joni” by Sonic Youth.

  8. Deadly episode!

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    The Smiths, “The Queen is Dead”

    Request for future show:
    Echo & The Bunnymen, “The Cutter”

    • I’ve read your posts in the past and I have to say you are right this weekend. I listen to the live feed in my car and let me tell you it was great hearing Andy Rourke’s bass lines rattling through my subwoofer in my car and disturning the neighhborhood for once. lol. Have a great week Matthew, and I hope to your request on next week’s show. Although honestly I would’ve requested the Back of Love but The Cutter is the shit too as well.

  9. Thanks for the Joy Division Matt. I’m in the midst of moving rn so I have a couple of requests that are personally relevant to me rn.
    Japan – “Burning Bridges”
    Ministry – “Say You’re Sorry”

  10. Great show, Matt!

    Here are some possible DW requests –

    Cocteau Twins – The Hollow Men
    Belfegore – All That I Wanted

    Thanks as always!

  11. Any chance you could play “Rigor Mortis” by A Split Second? Thanks!

  12. By no means a “classic”, but I’d love to hear Corporate Sting by Cocksure in the mix. 2015, but sounds like it’s straight out of 1992.

  13. How do you do it!? What would I do without you? Fantastic three hours.

    Would love to hear Sorry for Laughing by Propaganda over the radio again. And Sex Unter Wasser by DAF over the air ways too. Just like on WCSB Cleveland State when I was in college.

  14. Matt Please pick one for next week.
    The Damned
    Bad Time for Bonzo
    Disco Man

  15. Phil Bellios

    Great show as usual! Thanks for playing, The Smiths, “The Queen is Dead” and Joy Division, Colony” ! Your show was elevated to heavens with those selections!

  16. Rob macey

    If you have time, Matt. Could you play Kraftwerk “ Boing Boom Tschak” ? Thanks man

  17. holly johnson

    Sorry I’m late with this but what a great set! Lots of energy mixed with haunting songs and great memories. Bought some more music, thanks. Always like Peter Murphy, maybe soon, A Strange Kind of Love.

  18. Holly johnson

    Thanks, how about Pete Murphy Strange Kind of Love

  19. Matt, thanks again for the anniversary wishes! Hubby was very happy. Stay safe….and looking forward to listening on Sunday!

    • Happy Anniversary! I heard that song and Matt’s mention on the live feed in my car. I hope you had a nice anniversary and many more to come for decades. It really is a nice song for a wedding dance, I mean you giving me ideas for my future wedding. Have a great week and you and your husband stay safe.

  20. Great show Matt! Thanks as always.

    I would love to hear “Red Car” by Trees. Sleep Convention is such an underrated album, and while much of it is more 1st Wave-ish, “Red Car” is definitely the height of dark pop.

  21. Thanks for the show, not sure what I’d do without it. I’d like to request Second Layer, Courts or Wars. Especially with the state of the nation.

  22. what was the mix of clan of xymox’s louise and where can I find it? that’s not the original on medusa.

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