Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — December 19, 2021 at 11:06 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — The Christmas Spectacular (12/19/21)

“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.


Al Jourgensen, “It’s Always Christmas Time” (Alien Christmas)
The Fall, “Jingle Bell Rock” (Cerebral Caustic)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Flood II” (Floodland)
The Cure, “Charlotte Sometimes” (Faith)
Cocteau Twins, “Winter Wonderland” (Snow EP)
David J, “I Can’t Shake This Shadow of Fear” (On Glass)
Sad Lovers and Giants, “Far From the Sea” (Epic Garden Music)
Kate Bush, “December Will Be Magic Again” (The Single File)
Galaxie 500, “Listen, The Snow is Falling” (This Is Our Music)
Front 242, “Lovely Day” (No Comment)
Revolting Cocks, “Something Wonderful” (Beers, Steers + Queers)
Laibach, “My Favorite Things” (The Sound of Music)
Skinny Puppy, “Dig It” (The Singles Collect)

X, “Jingle Bells” (Merry Xmas from X)
The Pop Group, “Snowgirl” (Y)
Fra Lippo Lippi, “Say Something” (Rarum 80-95)
Bible For Dogs, “North” (Einer Vunde)
Joy Division, “She’s Lost Control” (Unknown Pleasures)
Bauhaus, “In Fear of Dub” (Mask)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Stuff the Turkey” (Here Cum Germs)
Hüsker Dü, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
Sonic Youth, “Santa Doesn’t Cop Out on Dope” (Just Say Noël)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Hollow Eyes” (Talk About the Weather)
Fad Gadget, “Love Parasite” (Under the Flag)
Section 25, “Looking From a Hilltop” (Megamix) (From the Hip)
Depeche Mode, “Christmas Island” (Singles Box)
Nine Inch Nails, “Ringfinger” (Pretty Hate Machine)
Front Line Assembly, “Outcast” (Tactical Neural Implant)

Throwing Muses, “Santa Claus” (Hunkpapa)
The Wedding Present, “Step Into Christmas” (The Hit Parade)
The Glove, “Punish Me With Kisses” (Blue Sunshine)
The Smiths, “Half a Person” (Louder Than Bombs)
The Church, “Ripple” (Priest=Aura)
The Sugarcubes, “Sick For Toys” (Life’s Too Good)
Game Theory, “Linus and Lucy” (The Big Shot Chronicles)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “The Weeping Song” (The Good Son)
Miranda Sex Garden, “Gush Forth My Tears” (Madra)
Faith and the Muse, “Sparks” (Elyria)
New Order, “Elegia” (Low-Life)
Cocteau Twins, “Frosty the Snowman” (Snow EP)
Japan, “Ghosts” (Tin Drum)
Daniel Ash, “Me and My Shadow” (Coming Down)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Il Est Né Le Divin Enfant” (Downside Up)
Wayne Hussey, “White Christmas” (Songs of Candlelight and Razorblades)


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 “Fireworks” by Siouxsie + the Banshees for next Sunday’s (and, last DW of ’21!) show? Thanx!

  2. Matt thank you for playing Faith & The Muse tonight. Totally unexpected. How about a small 3-4 song Christmas song left over block for next Sunday? This Ascension Carol Of The Bells would be my vote. Merry Christmas!

  3. Excellent Christmas Edition tonight! Goodnight and Merry Christmas!

  4. Amazing show Matt! Thank you for playing Dig it by Skinny Puppy! What a wonderful way to end the weekend.

  5. Merry Christmas Matt, Thanks for all the gifts every week.
    You are a radio icon.
    Never Stop!

  6. Dec. 27 is my 40th birthday and the third hour of Dark Wave will go into the big day. May I ask if you would play “Shivers” by The Boys Next Door or whatever you feel is an appropriate song? Thanks and Merry Christmas to you, Matt!

  7. Shouldn’t “Linus and Lucy” be Game Theory and not Miracle Legion?

  8. I meant to request this last week to be played on your Christmas show….hopefully you can squeeze it in next week. Can you please play Christmas is Now Drawing Near by Coil? Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  9. Merry Christmas to you and yours Matt! Another 3 hours of cold, dark magic!
    Some suggestions for next week’s show..

    The Stranglers – Strange Little Girl
    Echo and the Bunnymen – Bring on the Dancing Horses
    Faith No More – Zombie Eaters

  10. Awesome Holiday show! Happy Holidays Dark Wave!
    Would love to hear Village by Skinny Puppy.
    Thank you

  11. Can you please dig up

    Sonic Youth – Cotton Crown
    Kraftwerk – The Hall Of Mirrors
    Depeche Mode- Puppets
    New Order- The Him
    Modern English- After The Snow
    Love and Rockets – Haunted When The Minute Drags

  12. Hearing new faves is grand. An old fave of mine is Everglades by the Blackouts – a Jourgenson production I believe. Thanks for doing what you do.

  13. 45 grave – the winter miser song

  14. How about MC 900FT Jesus – Real Black Angel? Happy and safe holidays. Thanks!

  15. Might be a bit dancey for the show’s remit, but Robert Smith’s vocals on Not In Love (Crystal Castles / Platinum Blonde cover) are absolute lush <3

    Would be happy to hear!

  16. Woody Bergman

    Love how you worked “Sparks” in. Thank you!
    I almost blew another set of speakers on “Ringfinger.”

  17. A most joyous holiday extravaganza for all indeed. The Laibach and Cocteau Twins will become new holiday favorites indeed. And thank you most kindly for the Daniel Ash. Speaking of which, could we hear:

    Tones on Tail- Christian Says

    Please and thank you as always.

  18. Love your show – always great music! Could you play the often overlooked Wolfgang Press? Possibly Sweat Box or Fire Eater? Thanks!

  19. Had a great time listening! Thank you for playing Charlotte Sometimes! For this weeks show can you play Love Like Blood by Killing Joke or Shadowplay by Joy Division? Have a good week!

  20. Giant episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Sad Lovers and Giants, “Far From the Sea”

  21. I didn’t freaking know that dark place what Christmas edition was this Sunday instead I thought it was going to be next Sunday so now I’m going to request my Christmas song “Winter” by The Cure thanks

  22. “Winter Kills”— Yaz or Yazoo

  23. Can I hear “Ribbons “ By: The Sisters Of Mercy
    For this Christmas weekend love this song
    Thank you

  24. Could we please hear (Ice House) by The Creatures if so it would be great

  25. Hey matt can you play “Christmastime” by The Smashing Pumpkins or “Beer For Breakfast” by The Replacements or “Holiday Story” by X or “Christmas Morning” by Julian Cope or “White Christmas” (Live) by The Flaming Lips or “Xmas in Australia “ by Xmal Deutschland or “There Ant No Sanity Clause” by The Damned or “Israel” by Siouxsie and the banshees or “Driven Like Snow” by Sisters Of Mercy or “Pink Frost” by The Chills or “ Oh Come Emmanuel“ by Belle and Sebastian or “Winterlong”(BBC) by The Pixies .thank you

  26. Another good Christmas DW!

  27. “Winter”by Asylum Party thank you

    • Zachary Guernica

      Great suggestion! I was thinking about suggesting Asylum Party for the past few months but have always forgotten to do so. Glad to see there is a fellow fan.

  28. Can you play. “Mad World (World Mix)” , “Suffer The Children “or “Ideas as opiates ” by Tears For Fears can you please play one of these songs thank you so much

  29. Sorry for such late notice but I had to get this in here before January Can I Hear “December” by The Waterboys thank you so much hope I made it.

  30. White nights – Psychic TV

  31. Can I hear A Sad Lovers Giants song called “Christmas On Easter Island” please thank you loved the show

  32. Merry Christmas Matt The holiday song by the pixies would rock this weekend if you can find a place to fit that track in:)

  33. “Sex Dwarf” By Christian Death
    Please for next Sunday not tomorrow

  34. Can you play Peter Murphy his circle and hers meet


  35. Martin Kelly

    Thank you for playing Laibach on the holiday show!

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