Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — June 28, 2020 at 11:15 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (6/28/20)

Chris & Cosey / Credit: CTI

“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.


Bauhaus, “Telegram Sam” (Bauhaus 1979–1983)
Mission of Burma, “That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate” (Vs.)
Death Cult, “Too Young (Riders in the Snow)” (Ghost Dance)
Killing Joke, “The Hum” (The Unperverted Pantomime)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Monitor” (Juju)
Lead Into Gold, “Faster than Light” (Age of Reason)
TGT, “Machine Gun” (12-Inch Mix) (Machine Gun)
Cabaret Voltaire, “I Want You” (Original Extended 12-Inch Mix) (The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Sex On Wheelz” (Sexplosion)
The Sun and the Moon, “A Matter of Conscience” (The Sun and the Moon)
Morrissey, “East West” (Kill Uncle)
Shriekback, “The Big Hush” (Oil & Gold)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Friction” (Live) (Crystal Days 1979-1999)

The Cure, “Birdmad Girl” (The Top)
Dalis Car, “Dalis Car” (The Waking Hour)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Nine Million Rainy Days” (Darklands)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Poison Door” (First and Last and Always)
Chris & Cosey, “Obsession” (Extended Mix) (Obsession)
Severed Heads, “Dead Eyes Opened” (Dead Eyes Opened)
Depeche Mode, “The Things You Said” (Music for the Masses)
Soft Cell, “It’s a Mugs Game” (The Art of Falling Apart)
Ministry, “You Know What You Are” (The Land of Rape and Honey)
Nitzer Ebb, “Captivate” (William Orbit Remix) (Belief)
Borghesia, “Blato/Mud” (No Hope No Fear)
Electric Hellfire Club, “Mr. 44” (Burn, Baby, Burn!)

Joy Division, “Wilderness” (Unknown Pleasures)
Abecedarians, “Wildflower” (Eureka)
Death in June, “Rain of Despair” (Nada!)
Cocteau Twins, “Millimillenary” (The Pink Opaque)
Public Image Ltd., “Warrior” (12-Inch Extended Mix) (Plastic Box)
Single Gun Theory, “From a Million Miles” (Like Stars in My Hands)
Skinny Puppy, “Smothered Hope” (The Singles Collect)
PTP, “Rubber Glove Seduction” (Side Trax)
Balaam and the Angel, “On the Run” (Live Free or Die)
Peter Murphy, “Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem” (Deep)
The Mission, “Amelia” (Carved in Sand)
Lush, “Sweetness and Light” (Sweetness and Light)
New Order, “Thieves Like Us” (Substance)
The Smiths, “I Know It’s Over” (Live) (Rank)


Got a request? To be considered for next week, drop it in the comments below by noon Tuesday.





  1. Such a great set tonight, thank you!

  2. Kevin Tomasiello

    TRAITRS-Thin Flesh
    The KVB- Never Enough
    The Chameleons- View from a hill

  3. Very nice as always! I liked the Chris & Cosey two-for-one with TGT, and I was unfamiliar with “Obsession,” so thanks for that. I was going to request “Smothered Hope” for next week, but you beat me to it, so how about “Far too Frail” from Skinny Puppy instead?

  4. Steven Litt

    Can you play Cocteau Twins Road River and rail on the next dark wave

  5. Hey, Matt. Thanks for your consistently great shows. Since you’ve been slipping in some shoegaze, how about Slowdive? Maybe their self-titled “Slowdive” or “Avalyn 1”? Or even “When the Sun Hits.”

  6. A few suggestions for next week:

    Kate Bush – Mother Stands For Comfort
    Catherine Wheel – Black Metallic
    The Smiths – Asleep
    Depeche Mode – Lie To Me
    Eurythmics – Doubleplussgood
    Peter Gabriel – Lead A Normal Life

  7. Mad World – Tears For Fears
    Silk Skin Paws – Wire

  8. Inspiral Carpets Niagara for next week please and thank you

  9. Awesome picks! Especially Depeche and Kate!!!

  10. Really hoping for Inspiral Carpets Niagara tho

  11. Excellent episode last night!!

  12. How about some of these:
    Murder by New Order
    Murderous by Nitzer Ebb
    Tonight We Murder by Ministry/T
    Who Killed Mr Moonlight by Bauhaus
    Killing Jar by Siouxsie and the Banshees
    And any song from Murder Inc
    For next week?

  13. Another good mix of songs, Matt!

    Here are a couple of requests for a future DW –

    With Alan Vega (6/23) and Jeffrey Lee Pierce (6/27) recently having birthdays, I was thinking of these tunes, but please feel free to choose anything you find worthy from their catalog –

    Alan Vega – Saturn Drive
    The Gun Club – Carry Home

    Thanks as always!

  14. Mat Gillespie

    Matt great show last night. Loved hearing Lush

    For next week:
    Ride-Polar Bear
    The Cure- Faith
    Dead Can Dance- Xavier
    Siouxsie and the Banshees- Stargazer

  15. Hellacious episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Electric Hellfire Club, “Mr. 44”

    Request for future show:
    Love And Rockets, “This Heaven”

  16. Loved this past weekend’s show. It’s been awhile, but thanks getting my requests a few weeks back. I got a few requests for the upcoming holiday weekend.

    Siouxsie and The Banshees – Fireworks
    Killing Joke – Feast of Blaze
    The Cure – Burn
    New Order – State of The Nation

  17. Dave Cross

    My god that was the best show ever. that 1st hour of music was insanely amazing!

    Thank you for playing my request :D

    Was wondering since you play skinny puppy, one of my fav bands of all time could play something from his solo content Ohgr?

    I love these songs from Ohgr
    Blow By aka my fav
    White Van

  18. Matt, “Dark Wave” is the best show in the world and this is another great setlist last week. I always seem like I request the same thing every time I make requests.

    Japan – Adolescent Sex (I love this song)
    The Mission – Wasteland
    Nine Inch Nails – Dead Souls (NIN covering Joy Division, best of both worlds)
    Catherine Wheel – Black Metallic (Great choice from above)

    Thanks, Scott

  19. Rob Macey

    Hi Matt,

    Could you play Double Dare, Bauhaus when possible? Love that song. Thanks.

  20. Hi Matt! I’d like to request these for next week:

    •FRONT 242 – Never Stop!
    •KMFDM – Vogue
    •CONSOLIDATED – Brutal Equation
    •MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO – Helter Skelter


  21. Matt, it was great to hear Single Gun Theory on the show, and the PIL remix. Speaking of PIL, I’d love to hear their The Order of Death on an upcoming Dark Wave. Thank you,

  22. Thank you for keeping Shriekback on the radio.

    Requesting FLIGHT by A Certain Ratio. God bless and thank you for everything Martin Hannett.

    Never stop Matt. Were counting on you each and every week!

  23. Some suggestions for next week if it’s not too late:

    Care – Diamonds and Emeralds
    Morrissey – Will Never Marry
    Minimal Man – Loneliness

  24. Requests for next week:

    Corpus Delicti – dust and fire
    Asylum party – Julia
    Tones on Tails – shakes
    The Essence – the cat (extended mix)

  25. Ken Carlyle

    Great playlist this week.
    Loved hearing Electric Hellfire Club! Outstanding!

  26. Thank you for playing my request for Cocteau Twins. And thank you for doing this show every week for a community of people who really appreciate this genre of music.

    Hope you have a great week and stay safe!

  27. Thanks for the Mission of Burma. Have a good week

  28. Thanks Matt. Another great show. Single Gun Theory and Lush outstanding! Please play more of them in the future.

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