Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — February 28, 2021 at 11:15 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (2/28/21)

Love and Rockets

“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.


Joy Division, “Glass” (Heart and Soul)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Show of Strength” (Heaven Up Here)
Love and Rockets, “The Dog-End of a Day Gone By” (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)
Au Pairs, “Sex Without Stress” (Sense and Sensuality)
Concrete Blonde, “God is a Bullet” (Free)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Sex on Wheelz” (Sexplosion)
Front 242, “Don’t Crash” (Politics of Pressure)
Front Line Assembly, “Iceolate CG” (Caustic Grip)
Ministry, “You Know What You Are” (Land of Rape and Honey)
The Sugarcubes, “Sick for Toys” (Life’s Too Good)
Lords of the New Church, “Like a Virgin” (Killer Lords)
The Jazz Butcher, “Real Men” (A Scandal in Bohemia)
The Neon Judgement, “Don’t Wish Me Luck” (Blood & Thunder)

The Sisters of Mercy, “1959” (Floodland)
Skeletal Family, “Promised Land” (7-Inch Version) (Futile Combat)
Strawberry Switchblade, “Deep Water” (Strawberry Switchblade)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Night Shift” (Live) (At the BBC)
The Cure, “The Figurehead” (Live) (Paris)
The Smiths, “The Night Has Opened My Eyes” (Louder Than Bombs)
The Mission, “Wake (RSV)” (The First Chapter)
Bauhaus, “Burning From the Inside” (Burning From the Inside)
New Order, “Everything’s Gone Green” (Substance)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Don’t Argue” (C.O.D.E.)
The Human League, “Marianne” (Travelogue)
Propaganda, “P-Machinery” (A Secret Wish)

The Mighty Lemon Drops, “Where Do We Go From Heaven?” (Laughter)
The Church, “Lustre” (Priest=Aura)
Japan, “Life in Tokyo” (Assemblage)
The Glove, “Like an Animal” (Blue Sunshine)
Depeche Mode, “Heroes” (Highline Sessions)
Nitzer Ebb, “Hearts and Minds” (Mix Subsonic) (Belief)
Forthcoming Fire, “The Termites Pride” (Ekhnation)
Killing Joke, “Seeing Red” (Killing Joke)
The Gun Club, “The Breaking Hands” (Mother Juno)
The Chameleons, “Less Than Human” (Script of the Bridge)
Morrissey, “You To Me Are a Work of Art” (Ringleader of the Tormentors)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Far Gone and Out” (Arc-Welder Mix) (Honey’s Dead)
Jane’s Addiction, “1%” (Live) (Jane’s Addiction)


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 “Big Hallow Man” by Danielle Dax for next Sunday’s “Dark Wave”? Thanx!

  2. Muchas muchas for 1%% by Juanas Adicción!
    Per chance do you have in your system the Technology: Western Re-Works 1992 version of “24-24” by Cabaret Voltaire? https://youtu.be/T4tYaL3w2pM
    If not, I default to “Blue Heat” 12″ vrs.

  3. Catherine

    Enjoyed your show Matt. Would like to hear And Then-DM next week.

  4. This week’s playlist was great Matt!
    Just one request- “From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea” the Cure.
    Always look forward to your show!
    Bobby Talamine

  5. The Gun Club followed by the chameleons – amazing. Also thanks for playing strawberry switchblade!

  6. Thank you for a wonderful show Matt! Solid set list. I’d like to request a song by the Cure,
    “All I want”

  7. Great show. Can you maybe play Colourless Dream by Sad Lovers and Giants? Thanks!

  8. Constantine

    Wow, incredible to hear Killing Joke “seeing red”, the highlight for me last night!

    I’d love to hear some “darkgaze” from Slowdive next week – Spanish Air

    Thanks Matt

  9. The end of hour two shoegaze block burned too bright for this world.

  10. Great show last night. Thanks again for playing the Fesh Eaters in December. Any chance I could hear Crass – Systemic Death or Vice Squad- Deathwish next week?

  11. Second hour was exceptionally rocking!

    Here are some requests –

    Gary Numan – A Game Called Echo
    Crime – Lost Soul


  12. Thank you for New Order last night!!

  13. Awesome show!! The church propaganda the au pairs. Great selections!

  14. Hey Matt, great show! I’d like to request “Klaustrophobia” by Inside Treatment for next Sunday’s show? Thank you!

  15. for next week

    Joy Division – Heart and Soul
    Depeche Mode – Blue Dress
    The Cure – Burn
    My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – The Devil Does Drugs
    Skinny Puppy – Worlocked
    1000 Homo DJs Supernaut

  16. This is a stretch but how about Tina Turner’s cover of Bowie’s “1984”?

  17. What a great start to my week. Someone mentioned the great Gun Club/Chameleons back-to-back. I’d rank the Jazz Butcher-Neon Judgement duo right up there with it.

    For next week, please consider The Very Things “The Bushes Scream While My Daddy Prunes”. Might be nice to hear something less than coherent.

    Thanks. Have a great week.

  18. Gang of Four What We All Want pretty please!?

  19. The show keeps getting better and better!! Thanks Matt!!

  20. Roy Bailey

    Excellent 5 tracks to start hour 2.
    My picks for next show:
    At The Edge – Stiff Little Fingers
    Teenage Kicks – Undertones
    Jilted John – Jilted John

  21. https://youtu.be/Q45DwGKFzWA


    Yes I’m requesting that song yet again… begging for it to be played

    B movie – Nowhere Girl (original version)

    Thanks in advance!

  22. Matt I think we all can agree hour 2 plays might have been your best set ever. Would like to hear Motorhead R.A.M.O.N.E.S on the next DW.

  23. Another great playlist, loved all the industrial tracks!

    The Cure – “Prayers for Rain”
    Ministry – “Scare Crow”

  24. This show is the highlight of my week (every week).
    Please play Soil by the Abecedariens or Riboflavin by 45 Grave next week. THANKS

  25. Mario Acosta

    Can you play Black- Wonderful life looking forward to hear. Thank you for the show.
    Charlotte NC

  26. A damn fine show this week.


    The Human League, “The Path Of Least Resistance” (Reproduction, 1979)
    Throbbing Gristle, “AB/7A” (D.O.A. The Third And Final Report Of Throbbging Gristle, 1978)

  27. ♥️♥️♥️ The Jane’s Addiction!!!!

  28. Jody Foster’s Army (JFA) – JFA

  29. holly johnson

    Thanks Matt, very evocative and haunting with great beat to dance!

  30. Matt,
    Need to hear “As it Happens” by Lowlife next Sunday.

    If there’s room for a 2nd, “The Ubiquitous Mr Lovegrove” by Dead Can Dance.


  31. Great Show again Matt. I Wish DarkWave was permanent on SiriusXM (even if it was streaming only). I need the Darker music these days to sync up with my mood.

    Ministry/SoWhat for this Sunday?


  32. Great set! You should do a half hour of new dark!

  33. Thank you for playing my request for The Church – Lustre.

    Hope you have a good week.

  34. Freddie Bingham

    Noticed that you’ve been playing stuff not boxed into the 1980s let’s have some

    Gavin Friday – Caruso

  35. Long time listener and this is what I look forward to on Sunday nights.

    What is the song that plays in the bumper where she states, “we want your blood”? For this show it played between Love and Rockets and Au Pairs during the first hour. As for a request, that please and thank you?

  36. Steven Litt

    Please play desire by gene loves jezebel

  37. Loved hearing the Jazz Butcher this week. Must be a record number of request posted this time around. Maybe in a couple weeks you could get to Galaxie 500’s cover of Ceremony?

  38. Also loved hearing The Jazz Butcher here! And now a request for (Clan of ) Xymox. Thanks!

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