Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — October 4, 2020 at 11:09 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (10/4/20)

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“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.


Concrete Blonde, “Everybody Knows” (Pump Up the Volume OST)
The Sisters of Mercy, “More” (Vision Thing)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Paradise Place” (Kaleidoscope)
Black Tape for a Blue Girl, “Across A Thousand Blades” (Ashes in the Brittle Air)
For Against, “Forget Who You Are” (Echelons)
Love and Rockets, “The Dog-End of a Day Gone By” (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)
Dalis Car, “The Judgement Is the Mirror” (The Waking Hour)
Shriekback, “Gunning for the Buddha” (Big Night Music)
Rose of Avalanche, “A Thousand Landscapes” (L.A. Rain)
1,000 Homo DJs, “Apathy” (Side Trax)
Front 242, “Quite Unusual” (Official Version)
Die Warzau, “Strike to the Body” (Disco Rigido)
Nitzer Ebb, “Let Your Body Learn” (That Total Age)

The Gun Club, “A Devil in the Woods” (Miami)
The Lords of the New Church, “Method To My Madness” (The Method To Our Madness)
Agent Orange, “Bite the Hand that Feeds, Pt. 1” (This is the Voice)
New Model Army, “Christian Militia” (Vengeance)
My Bloody Valentine, “Soon” (Loveless)
Curve, “Perish” (Gift)
Pale Saints, “Sight of You” (The Comforts of Madness)
The Tear Garden, “Coma” (Tired Eyes Slowly Burning)
Cranes, “Starblood” (Wings of Joy)
Tuxedomoon, “In a Manner of Speaking” (Solve Et Coagula)
The Sound, “Skeletons” (From the Lion’s Mouth)
Joy Division, “Decades” (Closer)
The Danse Society, “We’re So Happy” (Seduction)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “I Let Love In” (Let Love In)
The Church, “Metropolis” (New Gold Fix)
Nosferatu, “Diva (Halo)” (Legend)
Swans, “Children of God” (Children of God)
Bauhaus, “Lagartija Nick” (Bauhaus 1979-1983)
Section 25, “Looking From a Hilltop” (Megamix) (From the Hip)
Out of the Ordinary, “The Dream” (The Acid Mix) (The Dream)
Clock DVA, “The Hacker” (Buried Dreams)
Depeche Mode, “The Meaning of Love” (A Broken Frame)
The Cure, “Lament” (Join the Dots)
Dead Can Dance, “Frontier” (Demo) (Lonely is an Eyesore)
New Order, “Elegia” (Low-Life)
Ghost Dance, “The Grip of Love” (Gathering Dust)
The Smiths, “Asleep” (Louder Than Bombs)


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





  1. Can you dig up “Burning Bridge” by Kate Bush for next Sunday’s show? Thanx!

    P.S., thanx for playing the Church’s “Metropolis”!

  2. Matt loved hearing Perish from Curve tonight. Disappointed that the edited version of Elegia was played. I know the full version is over 17 minutes but the edited version does it no justice. Does SiriusXM/Liberty Media limit the lengths of songs played? Hope not. That’s so FM radio like. Thanks for a great show as always.

    • I’ve played the 17-minute version before — they let me play whatever I want, regardless of length or lyrical content — I just chose not to in this case because that would mean 2 or 3 fewer songs I could fit into the show.

  3. Tonight’s show was so good!!! Thank you for playing Danse Society!!! Maybe next week play Dominion/Mother Russia by Sisters of Mercy?

  4. Char, the Costume Shop Goddess

    Loved the show tonight, especially the Sisters of Mercy track ❤️

    Would love to hear Peter Murphy/You’re so Close next week.

    Thanks so much!

  5. I’d like to request Depeche Mode “Sea of Sin” for next week’s show – thanks

  6. Samhain let the day begin please

  7. The Front 242/Die Warzau/Nitzer Ebb run was the sweet spot for me this go ’round! Thanks, Matt!

  8. You are so appreciated Matt! Never Stop!!
    A request, Morrissey – I Know It’s Gonna Happen
    Or anything from Your Arsenal.
    Make it a great week Matt.

  9. Again Matt, Top shelf show!
    Specimen- Syria

    Requests above are amazing.

  10. A top-10 DW for 2020, Matt! That second hour was great.

    Here are some requests for this upcoming DW –

    The Cure – Kyoto Song
    Executive Slacks – Smoking Man


  11. Time-ly episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Clock DVA, “The Hacker”

    Request for future show:
    Nine Inch Nails, “Cars”
    (Featuring Gary Numan)

  12. haunted when the minutes drag

    Always good to hear “Soon” by My Bloody Valentine. Same goes for “Sight of You” by Pale Saints.

  13. I fancy a Lush song Sweetness and Light or a vintage Strawberry Switchblade Let Her Go.

  14. Very great show! Any chance of playing Temple of Exotica by Debbie Juvenile?

  15. Great show, thanks for playing my Agent Orange request! Suggestions for next week:

    Lycia – Bare
    Cindytalk – It’s Luxury
    Cardiacs – Is This the Life?

  16. Another 3 hours of non-stop listening. Thank you!
    Spacemen3 – Come down easy (demo)

  17. holly johnson

    Heard some great tunes to add to my 5K playlist….just in case I ever get to run a race again!
    How about Echo and the Bunnymen, Gone, Gone, Gone

  18. Can you play Unside the Termite Mound by Killing Joke

  19. Matt, you are the best. Thank you for playing both of my requests (The Cure – “Lament” and Dead Can Dance – “Frontier” demo). Outstanding show last night!

  20. As always, a fantastic show.
    I second the request for Kyoto Song by The Cure.

  21. “Vampires” – Pet Shop Boys
    “Frankenstein” – Aimee Mann

  22. Brian Winters

    Good stuff!

  23. Grateful for John Peel who played a lot of music from bands who otherwise would not be heard of back in 70’s & 80’s.
    Stiff Little Fingers request:

    At The Edge
    Alternative Ulster
    Suspect Device

  24. Hello Matt.

    Incredible selection fo music played every sunday.
    I would appreciate it if you please add this song to the list:

    Oto – Anyway


  25. Hey Matt, great show this weekend!

    Pink Turns Blue – “Celebration Day”
    Depeche Mode – “Halo”
    Girls Under Glass – “Ten Million Dollars”

  26. Great set list from Sunday. Count me as a 3rd request for Kyoto Song by The Cure.


  27. Hard to pick a favorite this time. Loved the opener, Out of the Ordinary, Rose of Avalanche…I just liked the whole thing.

    Maybe next time:

    “Roman P” by Psychic TV
    “Tugboat” by Galaxie 500
    “Love Goes On” by The Go-Betweeens

    Thanks. Have a good week.

    • Peth McBride

      I love, and I mean LOVE, the Go-Betweens. But on Dark Wave? Makes no sense at all.

      • He’s played Strange Advance, Orange Juice, Can, The Church, Kate Bush, and Q Lazarus, all of whom don’t necessarily fit the ‘dark’ tag either. It’s a great song that isn’t going to get played anywhere else probably.

        What’s the harm in asking? Even if he doesn’t play it, maybe someone will download it and give it a listen just by my throwing it out there. I enjoy sharing music I like, so it’s mission accomplished either way.

        • I totally agree. I research unfamiliar songs based on these requests to see what I might have missed over the last 40 years.

  28. Hi Matt, can you play the haunting “The Eternal” by Joy Division. I almost can’t listen to it. So melancholy. Beautiful and chilling. Thanks either way. Rob

  29. David Watson

    I’d love to hear I am the Fly by Wire on an upcoming episode. Dark Wave is the best three hours of my week!

  30. Impeccable, simply impeccable! I’m blown away that you played Agent Orange…thank you!

    Some future requests:

    TSOL – Colours (Take Me Away)
    And Also The Trees – Gone…Like The Swallows
    The Chameleons – Nostalgia
    Cranes – Lilies
    Recoil – Luscious Apparatus

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