• Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/27/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/27/10

    ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave continues to impress by digging somewhat deeper than normal, with tonight’s episode featuring unexpected cuts from the likes of The Cure (‘The Baby Screams’), The Smiths (‘The Hand That Rocked the Cradle’) and Ministry (‘Flashback’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/20/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/20/10

    The playlist from tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s classic-alt station 1st Wave boasts an unusual number of deep, rarely aired cuts from regulars such as Siouxsie and the Banshees (the band’s cover of The Doors’ ‘You’re Lost Little Girl’), the Psychedelic Furs (‘Imitation of Christ’), The Jesus and Mary Chain (‘Catchfire’) and Love and Rockets (‘Holiday on the Moon’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/13/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/13/10

    Tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave opened with The Cure’s ‘Disintegration,’ and featured such highlights as a rare airing of TSOL (‘Flowers By the Door’); the return of Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Rise,’ which opened the show for weeks on end earlier this year; and both Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ and the Swans’ cover.

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/6/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/6/10

    Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a left-field Love and Rockets pick (‘Rain Bird’ off ‘Earth Sun Moon’) and the ‘The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight,’ the lone single from early-’80s synthpop act Dominatrix.

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/30/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/30/10

    Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a cut off The The’s generally neglected ‘Dusk’ album (‘Love is Stronger Than Death’); a favorite off Morrissey’s solo debut, ‘Viva Hate’ (‘Late Night, Madulin Street’); and a real rarity in ‘No Name, No Slogan,’ the one-off 1989 single from Acid Horse, a hybrid of Ministry and Cabaret Voltaire.

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/23/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/23/10

    Highlights from last night’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include an always-welcome Depeche Mode B-side (‘Sea of Sin’ off ‘World in My Eyes’), a dash of Swans (‘Saved’) and a particularly great three-song run by Sinead O’Connor, Cocteau Twins and The Church (‘Jerusalem’/’Ivo’/’Tantalized’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/16/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/16/10

    Highlights from tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a pair of album cuts (‘More Than a Party,’ ‘And Then…’) from Depeche Mode’s ‘Construction Time Again,’ a Giorgio Moroder tune from the ‘Cat People’ soundtrack (‘Leopard Tree Dream’) and one of The Smiths’ finest moments (‘Death of a Disco Dancer’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/9/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/9/10

    The highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a couple album cuts off The Cure’s ‘Disintegration,’ a Tones on Tail song that’s not ‘Go!,’ Shriekback’s excellent ‘My Spine Is the Bassline’ and Wax Trax! industrial act Braindead Soundmachine’s cover of Patsy Cline’s ‘Walkin’ After Midnight.’

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/2/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/2/10

    Among the highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM: ‘Kinetic,’ the one hit from synthpop one-hit-wonder Hilary; ‘Carpe Diem,’ a mid-period single from German EBM act Bigod 20; and ‘Stigmata,’ from Ministry (rather than the usual pop-era stuff they play).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/25/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/25/10

    Tonight’s episode of ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave featured rare airings from Concrete Blonde (‘Darkening of the Light’), The Smiths (‘Unloveable’) and David J (‘Girl On Fire’), not to mention true shockers from Theatre of Hate (‘Original Sin’) and Stewart Copeland and Stan Ridgeway (‘Don’t Box Me In’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/18/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/18/10

    Tonight’s episode of ‘Dark Wave’ mixed in some rare(ish) appearances by My Bloody Valentine, KMFDM and My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult with lesser-aired tracks from big names like Love and Rockets, The Cure, Kate Bush and Depeche Mode.

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