Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — July 4, 2021 at 11:07 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (7/4/21)

Galaxie 500

“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.


Galaxie 500, “Fourth of July” (This Is Our Music)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Fireworks” (12-Inch Nigel Gray Mix) (Ju Ju)
The Stranglers, “Blue Sister” (Feline)
The Psychedelic Furs, “Imitation of Christ” (The Psychedelic Furs)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Stars Are Stars” (Crocodiles)
Joy Division, “Twenty Four Hours” (Closer)
Dif Juz, “No Motion” (Soundpool)
Kraftwerk, “The Hall of Mirrors” (Trans-Europe Express)
Japan, “Adolescent Sex” (Assemblage)
Skinny Puppy, “Chainsaw” (12-Inch Anthology)
Front Line Assembly, “Right Hand of Heaven” (Corroded Disorder)
Pailhead, “Ballad” (Side Trax)
The Young Gods, “Kissing the Sun” (Only Heaven)

The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Happy When It Rains” (Darklands)
The Creatures, “Around the World” (Hai!)
Cocteau Twins, “Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops” (12-Inch Version) (The Spangle Maker)
The Gun Club, “Preaching the Blues” (Fire of Love)
Pixies, “Tame” (Peel Session) (Doolittle 25)
Gary Numan, “Love Like Anthrax” (The Problem of Leisure)
Killing Joke, “European Super State” (Absolute Dissent)
Severed Heads, “A Million Angels” (Since the Accident)
John Foxx, “Underpass” (Metamatic)
Peter Murphy, “Roll Call” (Deep)
Curve, “Split Into Factions” (Doppleganger)
Slowdive, “Slowdive” (Slowdive EP)
My Bloody Valentine, “Lose My Breath” (Isn’t Anything)
The Telescopes, “To Kill a Slow Girl Walking” (To Kill A Slow Girl Walking EP)
Chapterhouse, “Falling Down” (Freefall)

Bauhaus, “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” (The Sky’s Gone Out)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Amphetamine Logic” (First and Last and Always)
The Smiths, “Cemetry Gates” (The Queen is Dead)
The Sound, “Missiles” (Jeopardy)
Snake Corps, “Victory Parade” (Flesh on Flesh)
New Order, “This Time of Night” (Low-Life)
Depeche Mode, “But Not Tonight” (Extended Remix) (Singles Box)
He Said, “A.B.C. Dicks Love” (Take Care)
Howard Devoto, “Rainy Season” (Jerky Versions of the Dream)
Ministry, “You Know What You Are” (Land of Rape and Honey)
PTP, “Favorite Things” (Side Trax)
Front 242, “Felines” (Front By Front)
Nitzer Ebb, “Getting Closer” (Showtime)
The Cure, “Going Nowhere” (The Cure)


Got a request? To be considered for next week’s show, drop it in the comments below by noon Tuesday. Requests will be considered as long as they fit the show’s format and generally within the 1stWave era — and provided the host doesn’t harbor an intense dislike of the song. 





  1. Can you dig up “Late Night, Maudlin Street” by Morrissey for next Sun’s show? Thanx!

  2. Hey Matt!! GRAND SLAM from the first too the final track tonight!! I’m LOVING the SHOEGAZE sets!!! As well as the Goth and industrial. Could U play Us faithful religious followers something from the March Violet’s next Sunday for our weekly communion??
    Thanks Matt

  3. Troy Pierson

    Loved your last Cure comment, and absolutely adore that final song. Enjoy your 4th!!!

  4. Mega tanks for Numan & Go4! That is one freeeaky remake!!!! Along w/ Curve, Skinny Puppy, Kraftwerk, Young Guns, John Foxx, et al!!!
    Speaking of freaky, how about “Mad Daddy Drives a U.F.O.” by the titans Alien Sex Fiend for the next communion with darkness!?!!

  5. I agree with Tony. Great show tonight. Shoegaze set killed it. Japan. Dif Juz. One of my favorite Nitzer Ebb cuts. Thanks.

    Maybe next week Concrete Blonde “The Sky is a Poisonous Garden”.

    Thanks and have a great week.

  6. I see that pairing of the Cocteau Twins and Gun Club, and think of ‘Mother Juno’. Robin Guthrie produced that Gun Club record in Berlin. Is that dark enough for everyone?

  7. Great July 4th episode! Some suggestions for next week:

    No Trend – Teen Love
    Vita Noctis – Hade
    Mighty Sphincter – Waltz in Hell

  8. I’ve really got to thank you for playing TWO of my requests. That really made my night. This show never fails to deliver great songs. Keep it up. :)

  9. Not a typical “Dark Wave” band but could you play Tears For Fears “Watch Me Bleed” I think it fits the genre

  10. Constantine

    Great setlist Matt !!

    Can you play Swirlies “Didn’t Understand” next week please


  11. Great to hear Gun Club.

  12. Christianne McCall

    Thank you for making this old lady happy by playing music of her youth. If it’s not too punk, I’d love to hear anything by Minor Threat and/or Agent Orange. :)

  13. I missed last night’s darkwave and am playing it back now. Great episode last night!

  14. Hi Matt! This show made our 4th of July party….I would love to hear Deadly Sins by the Virgin Prunes next weekend!

  15. They might be giants, snowball in hell, nuff said

  16. One of the best shows, start to finish, that I can remember. Thank you for the perfect ending to our 4th.

    For next week, could you please play some 45 Grave or Christian Death?


  17. Hi Matt,
    I’ve been a big fan of the show for years. Would it be possible for you to play Sean Connery by James Dean Driving Experience on next week’s Darkwave?

    Thank you

  18. He said it was a good episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    He Said, “A.B.C. Dicks Love”

    Request for future show:
    The Electric Hellfire Club, “Prodigal Son”

  19. Good stuff once again!

    Here are some requests –

    Crime and The City Solution – Hunter
    Lush – Leaves Me Cold


  20. can you please play Gary Numan “a subway called you” from Dance. than you!

  21. Thank you for playing The Stranglers!

    Love your show so much! I saved hour three for the rec center tomorrow. We are SO LUCKY to have you Matt. Never Stop!

  22. Amphetamine Logic is always a great choice. You never disappoint. May I request:

    Skeletal Family- Far and Near

    Please and thank you.

  23. Mystified by the lack of a fulfilled request for Revolting Cocks’ Revolting Cock Au Lait, nevertheless he persisted.

    The shoe gaze sets have killed many great shows, still won’t stop listening.

  24. I was inspired by your Young Gods and Killing Joke picks, how about:
    Young Gods – Envoye
    Killing Joke – Millennium

    Or the great Throbbing Gristle – Something Came Over Me

  25. Patrick Bucklew

    Could you play some Das Ich in a future show?

  26. A little late to the party this week. I second the request for Watch Me Bleed.

  27. Agent orange would be great! Breakdown is my favorite, Bloodstains of course. Living in Darkness is one of the albums of my youth.

  28. First, thank you SiriusXM and Dark Wave.

    Below is not a list of requests by any means. Just an appreciation. Mostly at times at Revival and Asylum in Philly.

    But if you played one, pls do. Thanks.

    Ministry “All Day”
    New Order “Vanishing Point”
    Morrisey “Suedehead”
    Psychedelic Furrs “Pretty in Pink”
    Front 242 “Moldavia”
    Meat Beat Manifesto “Helter Skelter”
    Kraftwerk “Tour De France”
    Killing Joke “The Wait”
    Hanzel Und Gretyl “Dementia Solaris”
    Sugarcubes “Birthday”
    PIL “Happy”
    The The “No New Tale to Tell”
    Sisters of Mercy “Lucretia”
    Clock DVA “The Hacker”
    Leather Strip “Strap Down”
    Nitzer Ebb “Shame”
    The Church “Reptile”
    Wumpscut “Soylent Green”
    Depeche Mode “Stripped” Live 101
    Echo “The Promise”
    16 Volt “Wisdom”
    Filter “Hey Man Nice Shot”
    The Smiths “How Soon Is Now”
    The Cult “She Sells Sanctuary”
    Front Line Assembly “Mindphaser”
    Revco “Stainless Steel Provider”
    Thrill Kill Kult “Cooler Than Jesus”
    The Cure “Disintegration”
    Executive Slacks “Wide Fields”
    Cabaret Voltaire “Sensoria”
    KMFDM “Naive”
    Joy Division “No Love Lost”
    Susie and The Banshees “Cities Lies in Dust”
    1,000 Homo DJs “Supernaut”
    Jesus and Mary Chain “Candy”
    Skinny Puppy “Testure” 12”
    Ministry (again) “So What”

  29. Alanna Robelia

    I just learned about Suburban Lawns for the first time, and I’m slightly obsessed. Any chance you could dig some up for the show sometime?

  30. Matt a song that came to mind from a cassette I discovered, The Wild Swans ‘God Forbid’ from their compilation Incandescent.
    ‘Young Manhood’ a couple weeks ago got me on the hunt.
    Thank you Matt!!

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