Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — March 21, 2021 at 11:04 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (3/21/21)

The Cure

“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.


Love and Rockets, “Bound for Hell” (Love and Rockets)
Nine Inch Nails, “Last” (Broken)
KMFDM, “Go to Hell” (Naïve)
Acid Horse, “No Name No Slogan” (Hypo Luxa-Hermes Pan 12-Inch Mix) (Side Trax)
Front 242, “Agressiva Due” (Official Version)
The Cure, “One Hundred Years” (Pornography)
The Creatures, “Dancing On Glass” (Feast)
Concrete Blonde, “Tomorrow, Wendy” (Live) (Bloodletting: 20th Anniversary)
Christian Death, “Burnt Offerings” (Only Theatre of Pain)
Bauhaus, “Terror Couple Kill Colonel” (Bauhaus 1979–1983)
Breathless, “Every Road Leads Home” (The Glass Bead Game)
Death Cult, “Too Young (Riders in the Snow)” (Ghost Dance)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Ignore the Machine” (Who’s Been Sleeping in My Brain)

The Sisters of Mercy, “No Time to Cry” (First and Last and Always)
Shriekback, “Running on the Rocks” (Big Night Music)
Gavin Friday, “Caruso” (Shag Tobacco)
Japan, “All Tomorrow’s Parties” (7-Inch Version) (Assemblage)
Slowdive, “Sugar for the Pill” (Slowdive)
Ride, “Leave Them All Behind” (Going Blank Again)
A.R. Kane, “Baby Milk Snatcher” (12-Inch Version) (69)
Lush, “Superblast!” (Spooky)
Fad Gadget, “Lady Shave” (Fad Gadget By Frank Tovey)
Soft Cell, “The Girl with the Patent Leather Face” (Some Bizzare Album)
David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto, “Forbidden Colours” (Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence)
Depeche Mode, “Fly on the Windscreen” (Black Celebration)

Joy Division, “Day of the Lords” (Unknown Pleasures)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Monitor” (Juju)
The Chameleons, “Swamp Thing” (Strange Times)
The Church, “Disenchanted” (Heyday)
Simple Minds, “Changeling” (Reel to Real Cacophony)
Ministry, “The Missing” (The Land of Rape and Honey)
Nitzer Ebb, “Come Alive” (Alan Wilder Mix) (Ebbhead)
Doubting Thomas, “The Problem Child” (The Infidel)
Skinny Puppy, “Deep Down Trauma Hounds” (Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Happy to See Me” (Blow)
X, “Come Back to See Me” (Under the Big Black Sun)
The Sisterhood, “Giving Ground” (7-Inch) (Gift)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “The Living End” (Psychocandy)
Clan of Xymox, “A Forest” (Kindred Spirits)


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 PLZ dig up the Smiths’ “Stretch Out and Wait” for next Sunday’s “Dark Wave”? Thanx!

  2. For next week

    Joy Division – Heart and Soul
    Depeche Mode – The Landscape Is Changing
    The Sinister Ducks – The March Of The Sinister Ducks
    The Cramps – Human Fly
    New Order – Age Of Consent

  3. Freddie Bingham

    Matt, thanks for playing Gavin Friday! I’m going to want to ask you to play him every week. How about Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – The Weeping Song.

  4. Excellent show tonight, Matt. I loved hearing nine inch nails and kmfdm tonight. Goodnight!

  5. Mat Gillespie

    Great show- loved hearing 100 Years and all the show gaze!!!

    For next week please play one (or more) of these tracks:

    Pixies- Debaser
    Lush- Breeze
    Dead Can Dance- Summoning of the Muse (so stoked I am seeing them in LA at the Greek in May!!!!-!Live shows are coming back)
    Cocteau Twins- Pink Orange Red
    This Mortal Coil- Jeweler

    I know it’s 4AD heavy but so am I….

    Thanks Matt – have a great week

  6. Long live Phsychocandy. Thanks for The Living End, Fad Gadget and Bound for Hell!!!

    Request- “Cab It Up: by The Fall from ‘I Am Kurious Oranj’.

    Love ya Matt. Never Stop!

  7. Awesome show as always. I would love to hear:

    Moev – Crucify Me

    It would blend in perfectly for the show!

  8. Shellac, “Riding Bicycles”.

  9. Donna Klauser

    Fabulous show Matt May I please hear “For the love of Ivy” The Gun Club

  10. Matt, thank you for playing my request for The Sisterhood from a few weeks ago. This was a perfect start to my birthday week. Cheers, good sir!

  11. Dark Lord Sebastian, Jamail Skatepark would love some X Ray Spex, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, to Grind Coping to. Love the show!

  12. Michael R Schulze

    Do you ever play Abecedarians?

  13. Great show! Could you play Soft Cell’s Frustration next week? Thanks!!

  14. Thanks for playing my request for “Forbidden Colours”. Loved that you played it in the same hour with Japan. Also enjoyed hearing “Fly On the Windscreen” and “Changeling”.

    Got three more requests for your consideration.
    – “Trans-Europe Express” by Kraftwerk
    – “Chelsea Girl” by Simple Minds
    – “I Wanna Sleep With You” by the Psychedelic Furs

  15. Some great choices this week, I liked the cut from the Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence soundtrack!
    Some suggestions for next week:

    Fetisch Park – Blow
    Lords of Acid – Drink My Honey
    Muslimgauze – Afghan Black

  16. It was great to hear X and thanks for playing my request. John McGeogh was always a favorite of mine may he RIP.

  17. Great choice!

  18. Thumps up Matt for NIN, 100 Years(only 3 times??? wth…LOL) and X. Thanks for playing Swamp Thing. Have a great week!

  19. Agreed on Moev – Crucify Me from Chris

    As this is Womens month how about Rituals from Bush Tetras as well.

  20. such a good show!

    maybe play:
    the cramps-surfing’ dead


  21. Dark Salutations: Matt

    Kitchens Of Distinction “Hammer”


  22. Thanks for the Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. I have to agree with Nicole that the Japan/David Sylvian was a nice touch, but I have to give it to Hour 3 this week.

    Have a great week. Thanks again.

  23. FAD-tabulous episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Fad Gadget, “Lady Shave”

    Thank you for playing “One Hundred Years” by The Cure. As a heads up, I plan to request it again for the DarkWave episode scheduled on Sunday, March 23, 2121. ;)

  24. Revenge—State of Shock (US Edit)

  25. Cry in the Wind by Clan of Xymox or, Scarecrow by Siouxie & the Banshees.

    Cheers and thanks for the great show!

  26. Love the Sisterhood song.

    How about Colin Newman – Alone for next week?

  27. Acid Horse was a pretty good one this week. Thank you.

    My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult- The days of swine and roses?

  28. Another killer show, Matt. Thanks so much for playing my Clan of Xymox request. I’d love to hear Jewel – 12” Mix by Cranes on a future episode.

  29. Good evening Matt. I also feel hour 3 was special.

  30. Good first show of the Spring season, Matt!

    Here are some requests –

    For Against – Sabres
    Gary Numan – A Game Called Echo


  31. Amazing show. Hour 2 was next level.
    Thanks for playing Depeche Mode.

    Requests for next week:
    Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
    Thomas Dolby – One of Our Submarines

  32. Mark Griffin is just a short jump from Meat Beat Manifesto and Consolidated.. ..I’m making my case here..

  33. Great show!!! I always love the Industrial played, but Japan & Sylvian & Mr Sakamoto tunes were awesome picks.

    Rain Tree Crow – Blackwater
    Petty Tyrants – Our Swimmer

    Thnx, augie

  34. Gonna go a little bit towards the metal side of things, but it’s Paul Raven is on bass! Prong “Who’s Fist Is at his Anyway?” Thx Matt

  35. Thanks for the Soft Cell, and I too am a fan of the David Sylvian related picks this week.

    How about Freur- Doot Doot?

  36. Another absolutely fantastic show! I appreciate that you take note of what the listeners are digging on and incorporate it into your sets. With that in mind, could you consider the following in upcoming shows?

    Xymox – Believe Me Sometimes
    Asobi Seksu – Thursday
    Halou – Loop In Blue

  37. I’ve heard some Creatures sings played, but not sure if you’ve played Exterminating Angel. Would love that one.

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