Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — April 4, 2021 at 11:07 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (4/4/21)

Echo & The Bunnymen

“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.


Killing Joke, “Change” (Killing Joke)
Lard, “Hellfudge” (Power of Lard)
A Split-Second, “Mambo Witch” (12-Inch Version) (…From the Inside)
Ministry, “We Believe” (Twitch)
KMFDM, “Money” (Money)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Marian” (First and Last and Always)
Fields of the Nephilim, “Chord of Souls” (The Nephilim)
Asylum Party, “Play Alone” (Borderline)
Tones on Tail, “Go!” (Club Mix) (Everything!)
My Bloody Valentine, “New You” (m b v)
Lush, “Hey Hey Helen” (Gala)
Felt, “Penelope Tree” (Gold Mine Trash)
Kitchens of Distinction, “Hammer” (Love is Hell)

The Cure, “Charlotte Sometimes” (Faith)
And Also the Trees, “Talk Without Words” (And Also the Trees)
Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd, “She Will Destroy You” (The Moon and the Melodies)
Simple Minds, “Love Song” (Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call)
Martin L. Gore, “Gone” (Counterfeit EP)
Meat Beat Manifesto, “Dogstar Man-Helter Skelter” (90%)
Coil, “Windowpaine” (Love’s Secret Domain)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Ghost Talk” (Drinking Gasoline)
The The, “The Beat(en) Generation” (Mind Bomb)
The Smiths, “What She Said” (Meat Is Murder)
Crime and the City Solution, “Six Bells Chime” (Room of Lights)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Friction” (Live) (Crystal Days 1979-1999)

Bauhaus, “Spirit in the Sky” (Singles)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Slowdive” (Live) (Nocturne)
The Sound, “Unwritten Law” (Jeopardy)
Executive Slacks, “Say It Isn’t So” (Fire and Ice)
PTP, “Rubber Glove Seduction” (Side Trax)
Johnson Engineering Co., “Floorslammer” (Unleash)
Public Image Ltd., “Banging the Door” (The Flowers of Romance)
Joy Division, “Decades” (Closer)
Depeche Mode, “John the Revelator” (Playing the Angel)
Japan, “Visions of China” (Tin Drum)
Twice a Man, “Battle” (Music for Girls)
Kraftwerk, “Trans Europe Express” (Trans Europe Express)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Coast to Coast” (Alternate Take) (Automatic)


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 “Up the Down Escalator” by the Chameleons UK for next Sunday’s “Dark Wave”? Thanx!

  2. Hearing Hey Hey Helen from Lush brought a big smile to my face. Thanks.

  3. Great show! Would love to hear The Cult – Horse Nation off the Dreamtime album next week.

  4. Aw, no Freur? I thought “Doot Doot” would have sounded nice after Twice a Man. Anyway, how about some Yellow Magic Orchestra, either “Neue Tanz” or”Light in Darkness.”

    Btw, love that My Bloody Valentine will be Re-releasing/streaming their old catalog (as well as new stuff), but I didn’t see Andrew Weatherall‘s remix of “Soon” on the docket, although I hope it happens um… soon

  5. Ryan who is dividing his time between Michigan & Tennessee

    In the past, “A Displaced House in the North” by End of Your Garden was played on your show, which is a great mood song. The violin is haunting.

    My request is more so can you share any info about the Danish band? There isn’t much on them, and they weren’t around long. Thanks.

    • Sorry to butt in. But I can tell you what I know about them.

      After they split, the lead singer formed another band called Tristan T. Not quite the same thing. The violin player didn’t follow him. But I would recommend checking them out anyway.

      Dark Entries records reissued at least some of End of Your Garden’s discography. https://www.darkentriesrecords.com/bands/end-of-your-garden/
      That’s where I found them. Good luck.

  6. This was quite possibly your best set yet. You out did yourself truly. Quite a few new favorites to boot. Maybe:

    Ministry- Revenge

  7. Any chance you could play Laughing Clowns Eternally Yours? Thanks.

  8. Digging show! Dark Wave Jamail Skatepark Session would love some Ministry, TV III. Mahalo.

  9. The fact that you played three of the songs I suggested over the past few weeks and incorporated them into the show last night makes me super happy. I’ll lay off the requests this week since you went above and beyond for me. You delivered an absolutely phenomenal show Matt! Keep up the good work!

  10. Matt. Nice work! How do you feel about playing the song 45 Grave by 45 Grave. Classic. I was introduced to the band when they opened for Specimen at Fenders Ballroom and The Damned at the Santa Monica Civic in the 80s. Immediately bought Sleep in Safety cassette.

  11. I have been listening to XM since 2001. I like Dark Wave. But last night, I fell in love. I studied and learned alot. Thank you sir.

  12. Hey Matt, I got a request for a future show. Since its been awhile I would like to hear Joy Division ‘The Only Mistake.’

  13. Matt, this was hands down your best show yet! Outstanding from start to finish. Thank you for such an amazing show and for playing two of my requests last night (Coil and PiL).

    PS – I do have a request. Can we get a Dark Wave channel on Sirius, please? Seriously, thanks again!

  14. Hey! That was great last night!!! Do you think you could play one or two of these? :) …

    10:15 Saturday Night by The Cure
    Dreams Never End or Ceremony by New Order
    Time, The End Of Time or In Shreds by The Chameleons UK
    Digital, Dead Souls, Twenty four Hours, or A Means to An End by Joy Division
    A Promise, Silver, or The Cutter by Echo and the Bunnymen

  15. Thanks very much for the Twice a Man. And in general thanks for playing so much of the “lesser lights”. Or I guess “lesser darks” in this case. As much as I love The Cure, Echo & The Bunnymen, etc. I love that Johnson Engineering and Crime and the City Solution among others get a chance for radio airplay these days. It is greatly appreciated.

  16. Hi Matt! How about Allen’s Got a New Hi-Fi by LaTour for a future show? Your show is the highlight of my weekend, thank you!

  17. KERR-ific episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Simple Minds, “Love Song”

    Request for future show:
    LaTour, “Allen’s Got A New Hi-Fi”

    (Great choice Elyse, I love that song!)

  18. Good show!

    Here is a DW request for this week –

    Sort Sol – Marble Station


  19. Request for next week

    The Darling Buds “You Won’t Make Me Die”
    For Mark

    PTP “Show Me Your Spine”
    For Z

    Assemblage 23 Black Day
    For W

  20. Brian Sean Kirk

    Love this playlist! Wow…memories….a suggestion for next week would be The Hawaiian Pups…Baby Judy…keep up the great work!

  21. Pineapple Face – Revenge

  22. Keep up the great work! Some requests if I may…

    Eleventh Dream Day, “Rose of Jericho”
    The Meat Puppets, “Sam”
    Ride, “Taste”
    NoMeansNo, “Sex Mad”

  23. Catherine

    Hi Matt Please consider All Day Long by New Order. Have a great week.

  24. Another great show, and thank you for introducing me to Executive Slacks, been diving into their discography lately. Its been a while since Girls Under Glass made an appearance in your playlists, would love to hear “Long Forgotten Room”. Thanks!

  25. Loved hearing Kitchens of Distinction’s ‘Hammer’ on this show. More KoD please – perhaps something off Strange Free World?

  26. Beatnik Punk

    Jeeeesuuus Jeeeeesuuuuus Jeeeeeeesuuusssss!

  27. Thank you Matt for playing both my requests for Cocteau Twins and Joy Division. Made my day!

  28. How about something from Laibach, like, “Across the Universe ” please.

  29. Would you consider “Animal Song” by The Europeans as Dark Wave genre? Or “Brothers Grimm” by Death Cult.

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