Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — May 2, 2010 at 11:05 pm

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

Sirius XM's 1st WaveIf it’s Sunday night, that must mean it’s time to check in with the playlist from the weekly “Dark Wave” show on Sirius XM’s classic alternative outlet 1st Wave. Among the highlights of tonight’s episode: “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). Also, the playlist somewhat inexplicably features a track from Puscifer, the ’00s side project from Tool’s Maynard James Keenan. Go figure.

“Dark Wave” airs each Sunday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern/7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific.

See full ‘Dark Wave’ playlist after the jump…

Playlist: 1st Wave’s “Dark Wave,” 5/2/10

Love and Rockets, “Haunted When the Minutes Drag”
Lords of the New Church, “Black Girl White Girl”
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Cities in Dust” (Extended Version)
The Cure, “Other Voices”
Concrete Blonde, “God is a Bullet”
Shriekback, “Faded Flowers”
Ministry, “Stigmata”
The Church, “Reptile”
The Chameleons, “Less Than Human”
Joy Division, “Transmission”
Depeche Mode, “Blue Dress”
The Sisters of Mercy, “Flood II”
Hilary, “Kinetic”
The Smiths, “Well I Wonder”
The Cult, “She Sells Sanctuary”
The Motels, “Where Do We Go From Here (Nothing Sacred)”
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Here Comes Alice”
Swans, “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
Kraftwerk, “The Telephone”
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, “Two Tribes”
Cocteau Twins, “Pandora”
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Spellbound”
Public Image Ltd., “Rise”
Japan, “Quiet Life”
Bauhaus, “Telegram Sam/Ziggy Stardust” (Live)
Bigod 20, “Carpe Diem” (Transmission Mix)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “Bring It On”
Joy Division, “Disorder”
Killing Joke, “Change”
Xymox, “Obsession”
Duran Duran, “Night Boat”
The Cure, “Purple Haze”
The Sisters of Mercy, “This Corossion”
Joe Strummer, “Love Kills”
Stranglers, “Golden Brown”
Southern Death Cult, “Faith”
The Smiths, “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”
The Mission UK, “Into the Blue” (La La She Look Mix)
Puscifier, “Sour Grapes” (Late for Dinner Mix)
Depeche Mode, “My Secret Garden”
Love and Rockets, “No New Tale to Tell”
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Night Shift”
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Bedbugs and Ballyhoo”



  1. I usually listen to 1st Wave during the day, so hearing a half hour of Dark Wave last night was a treat.
    My wish is that some of this music makes it into the regular programming of 1st Wave to replace the all to often Pet Shop Boys/Howard Jones/etc. synth-pop.

  2. Hilary a one-hit wonder? What about the classic Drop Your Pants? Big alt radio hit in NY and in the clubs here anyway. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu9Zps8vnEY ;)

  3. The Motels goth????
    half that playlist should be on regular rotation. at least its getting broader.

  4. who said anything about goth?

    i was there for that and enjoyed it thoroughly. really, really like 1stwave and try to hop on sunday evenings whenever i can.

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