Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — July 25, 2021 at 11:04 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (7/25/21)

Lords of the New Church

“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.


Lords of the New Church, “Goin’ Downtown” (Is Nothing Sacred?)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Surfin’ USA” (Summer Mix) (Barbed Wire Kisses)
X, “The Hungry Wolf” (Under the Big Black Sun)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Under the Gun” (A Slight Case of Overbombing)
The Grinning Plowman, “Killing Floor” (Days of Deformity)
Front 242, “Lovely Day” (No Comment)
Leæther Strip, “Black Candle” (Satanic Reasons)
Fingerprintz, “Wet Job” (The Very Dab)
Moev, “90 Minutes” (The Early Years 1981-1982)
Depeche Mode, “Stripped” (Highland Mix) (Singles Box)
Nine Inch Nails, “Get Down, Make Love” (Pretty Hate Machine)
Skinny Puppy, “The Choke” (12-Inch Anthology)
Nitzer Ebb, “Family Man” (Jaz Coleman Mix) (Ebbhead)

Bauhaus, “Rosegarden Funeral of Sores” (In the Flat Field)
Au Pairs, “It’s Obvious” (Stepping Out of Line)
The Names, “I Wish I Could Speak Your Language” (Swimming)
The Sound, “Sense of Purpose” (From the Lion’s Mouth)
My Bloody Valentine, “When You Sleep” (Loveless)
Chapterhouse, “Pearl” (Whirlpool)
Seefeel, “More Like Space” (More Like Space)
Lush, “Superblast!” (Spooky)
The Cure, “At Night” (Seventeen Seconds)
Joy Division, “No Love Lost” (Substance)
Public Image Ltd., “Graveyard” (Second Edition)
The Smiths, “London” (Louder Than Bombs)
The Chameleons, “Inside Out” (Strange Times)

Tones on Tail, “OK This Is the Pops” (Everything)
Soft Cell, “Where Was Your Heart (When You Needed It Most)” (The Last Night in Sodom)
Japan, “Life in Tokyo” (Assemblage)
Modern English, “Gathering Dust” (Mesh & Lace)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “The Last Beat of My Heart” (Peepshow)
Killing Joke, “Goodbye to the Village” (Brighter Than a Thousand Suns)
Gang of Four, “What We All Want” (Solid Gold)
Flipper, “The Way of the World” (Generic)
Ministry, “Smothered Hope” (Box)
Pigface, “Ten Ground and Down” (Fook)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Heaven” (The Very Best Of)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “All My Colours” (Heaven Up Here)
The Blue Aeroplanes, “The Boy in the Bubble” (Beat Songs)
Wayne Hussey, “Marian” (Marian)


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 PLEASE dig up “Red Shoes” by Throwing Muses next Sunday? Thanx!!

  2. Great show tonight I loved hearing “When you sleep” By My bloody valentine i showed my son and daughter the music I listened to when i was a teen so they finally listened to your show Matt now both my son and daughter what to make suggestions .For my son the song called
    “Life raft” By Bedhead
    And for my daughter’s request
    “The Betting and Gaming Act 1964” By Criminally insane
    And for me something By the band Your invitation to suicide

  3. Evening Squire! Might I heareth “You Move Me (One Good Reason)” by the Comsat Angels next Darkwaveth?

  4. I loved that song by Seefeel tonight. Excellent episode tonight!

  5. London is such a great song. Thanks so much

  6. Great show tonight. Can’t wait to listen to it again on the ap.

    Thanks for playing Afterimage a couple of weeks back.

    Have a great week. Thanks.

  7. Fab show! Could we hear IDLES version of Gang of Four’s Damaged Goods? Thank you!

  8. Captain Feedback

    My Bloody Valentine, “When You Sleep” (Loveless)
    Chapterhouse, “Pearl” (Whirlpool)
    Seefeel, “More Like Space” (More Like Space)

    More please!

  9. Great show, I missed it last night, but will hear it OnDemand. Always nice to see the Lord, X the Au pairs and NiN on the playlist. Since we are happily sliding into one, How about PiL’s “A Brave New World” from the number 9 album?

  10. Matt, thank you so much for playing my Seefeel request. What an incredible show!

    Since this was just released last weekend for RSD 2021, I’m requesting this classic for a future show.

    The Sisters of Mercy – Jolene

    Thanks again for playing my request and for keeping it dark. Cheers good sir!

  11. Steven Litt

    Please play Peter Murphy’s Space Oddity

  12. Pylon “M-Train” please. Woo Woo!

  13. Thanks for playing my request. Have a good week.

  14. Solid show!

    Here are some requests, please –

    Morrissey – Spring-Heeled Jim
    Killing Joke – Sun Goes Down


  15. A solid show! Thanks for playing my request for Japan.

    Now I don’t know if this aligns with the format of the show so if it doesn’t, no hard feelings if you don’t play them. But I was wondering maybe if it might be possible for Yellow Magic Orchestra to get a spin on the show? Would love to hear them if that’s possible.

  16. Hi Matt, Canadian band FM is difficult to classify. Some say New Wave while others say Progressive Rock. I heard of them because of Toronto radio station CFNY so that gives them a lot of New Wave cred with me. :) Could you play “Up to You” from the 1980 album “City of Fear” ? Thanks.

  17. Outstanding shows the past few weeks and thank you for the Skeletal Family and Banshees. You make Sunday nights a destination. I don’t feel like I’ve heard this staple in a good long while.

    Front 242- Headhunter V3.0

    Please and thank you.

  18. Could you please play “Doubt” by The Cure?

  19. Lift raft Bedhead wow thats some pretty cool stuff if that there suggest than I second that also it would be cool if you could play more of the terrible parade.

  20. Hi Matt,

    Can you play Vasto by Cabaret Voltaire?
    Thanks man.

  21. Hi Matt! Awesome show, thank you for playing my Bauhaus request….I’d love to hear one of these two songs for next week’s show!
    “Rhetoric” by Virgin Prunes
    “Twist” by Tones on Tail

  22. It’s been so long since I’ve heard Ten Ground and Down on the radio. Thanks.

  23. Matt. I cannot choose an absolute favorite hour this week… I see greatness in all three.

  24. Hey Matt, another great playlist of music! Enjoy the rest of the week!

    The Psychedelic Furs – “Alive (for Once in My Lifetime)”
    Cranes – “Starblood”

  25. I had not heard Chapterhouse-Pearl before today. Did they sample siouxsie and the banshee, or is it the other way round?

    • Pearl notably samples not just one, but two, famous drum tracks. The basic beat is a sped-up sample of John Bonham’s masterpiece in Led Zeppelin’s When The Levee Breaks, arguably the “heaviest” drum riff of all time (once compared by rock critic Chuck Klosterman to mammoths falling from the sky).

      The other drum track is not really a sample, though many people think Chapterhouse stole the skritchy riff at 3:00 from Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Kiss them for Me, which came out a few weeks earlier in 1991. But a little digging finds the same beat in the 1983 rap song P.S.K. What Does It Mean? by Schoolly D. Did Siouxsie and Chapterhouse both sample Schoolly?

      Actually, no. It turns out that drum beat was one of the prefab settings in the popular Roland synthesizer. And it also turns out that producer Stephen Hague was working with both Siouxsie and Chapterhouse in 1991, and he must have liked the sound of it.

      For those of us who were listening to alt rock radio or MTV back in 1991, that beat takes us back to a golden age.

      Source: https://www.shoegazecraze.com/blog-1/chapterhouse-pearl

  26. *Banshees

  27. Thank you for the reply! I had not heard the Zep in there, but forever will now that it’s been pointed out.

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