Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — April 18, 2021 at 11:03 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (4/18/21)

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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.


Christian Death, “Electra Descending” (Catastrophe Ballet)
Peter Gabriel, “Intruder” (Peter Gabriel)
Joy Division, “These Days” (Heart and Soul)
Lowlife, “Coward’s Way” (Permanent Sleep)
The Mighty Lemon Drops, “Out of Hand” (Out of Hand)
The House of Love, “I Don’t Know Why I Love You” (The House of Love)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Happy Place” (BBC Session) (Darklands: Expanded Edition)
The Psychedelic Furs, “India” (The Psychedelic Furs)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “New Direction” (Echo & The Bunnymen)
Skinny Puppy, “Assimilate” (Bites)
Foetus, “Mortgage” (Gash)
Ministry, “The Angel” (Twitch)
A Split-Second, “Rigor Mortis” (Ballistic Statues)

Tones on Tail, “Real Life” (Everything!)
Virgin Prunes, “Baby Turns Blue” (…If I Die, I Die)
Play Dead, “T.V. Eye” (The First Flower)
Theatre of Hate, “Assegai” (Original Sin)
Xmal Deutschland, “Kaempfen” (Fetisch)
Luna, “Fire in Cairo” (A Sentimental Education)
Slowdive, “When the Sun Hits” (Souvlaki)
My Bloody Valentine, “(When You Wake) You’re Still in a Dream” (Isn’t Anything)
Chapterhouse, “Rain” (Sunburst EP)
Ride, “Vapour Trail” (Nowhere)
Dead Can Dance, “Sanvean” (Live) (Toward the Within)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “The Staircase (Mystery)” (The Scream)
Bauhaus, “She’s In Parties” (Extended Version) (Burning From the Inside)
The Stranglers, “Skin Deep” (12-Inch Version) (Aural Sculpture)

Front 242, “Welcome to Paradise” (Front By Front)
Nitzer Ebb, “Rope” (Showtime)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Diskono” (Live) (Hai!)
Front Line Assembly, “Threshold” (Caustic Grip)
The Smiths, “A Rush and a Push and the Land is Our” (Strangeways, Here We Come)
The Sound, “New Way of Life” (Shock of Daylight)
The The, “Heartland” (Infected)
Killing Joke, “Tabazan” (Night Time)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Black Planet” (First and Last and Always)
Dead Kennedys, “Chicken Farm” (Frankenchrist)
Young Marble Giants, “Include Me Out” (Colossal Youth)
XTC, “Fly on the Wall” (English Settlement)
Mission of Burma, “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver” (Signals, Calls, and Marches)
The Cure, “Play For Today” (Live) (Paris)


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 PLEASE dig up “Breeze” by Lush for next Sunday’s Dark Wave? Thanx!

  2. Hi Matt, Great show tonight. Can you play Faster Than Light by Lead into Gold next Sunday?

  3. Hey Matt can you play “Swingshift” by Nash the Slash? What ever happened to him?

  4. For next week

    Joy Division – Glass
    Depeche Mode – Blue Dress
    Siouxsie and The Banshees – Red Light
    Skinny Puppy – Hexonxonx
    New Order- Procession

  5. Thank you so very much for the Front 242. The shows for the past several weeks have been exceptionally good. I look forward to seeing where the momentum leads.

    Perhaps a guilty pleasure?

    SSQ-Tonight (We’ll Make Love Until We Die)

  6. Susan D Walker

    Yes above please! ☝️☝️❤

  7. PERSEPHONE (The Gathering of Flowers) -Dead Can Dance.

  8. That second hour was great!

    Here are some DW requests –

    PiL – Memories
    And, for it’s upcoming anniversary on 4/26 (41 years!), anything off of “Los Angeles” by X if possible


  9. Wow!!! It was so great to hear India by Psych furs (such a great song!). Thank you so so much for playing my requests, I was so excited to hear Play for Today by the Cure (LIVE! My favorite version!!!!!) and New Way of Life by the Sound!!! New Way of Life has got to be one of my favorites by the band. I also got to learn a lot tonight and was introduced to some great songs and bands, so thank you! I didn’t know the bands Luna or Ride until tonight actually. And I hadn’t listened to the extended version of She’s in Parties before, it was great! I also absolutely loved hearing When The Sun Hits by Slowdive. The guitar in that song is just amazing, so thank you for that too! It was also so great when you played Skin Deep (definitely agree that you can’t go wrong with the Stranglers!) and Include Me out by the Young Marble Giants!
    To add a request for next week, could you maybe play one of the songs shown below? Thank you! ….
    it would be awesome to hear Tears or Time, the End of Time by the Chameleons. Dreams Never End by New Order would also be a cool one to hear, I just love that bass line! Or maybe Dead Souls or the live recording of JD Ceremony? Thanks again! Have a great week!!!

  10. That was outstanding. Mighty Lemon Drops, House of Love and Mission of Burma. That was something great to hear them all at once. If you can find it, how about playing Mission of Burma’s Label Mate on Ace of Hearts Records, the Lyres and “I wanna help you Anne”

    Thanks for a great show.

  11. Angelic episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Ministry, “The Angel” – THE very definition of a perfect song.

    Request for future show:
    The Damned, “White Rabbit”

  12. Thanks for playing my request for the Psychedelic Furs. Love hearing them on your show.

    I don’t have a particular song request for next week though I was wondering if you could play something by Recoil. Give Alan Wilder’s solo work some much deserved airplay. Always loved what he did as Recoil and am still hoping and praying that another album may be in the works.

  13. Matt Hour 1 was Top Shelf! Hearing Peter Gabriel The Intruder brought back many memories driving my 57 oval window VW Bug.

    I’m on a roll here with two weeks in a row played requests and from the Mt. Fuji size request lists above you have a good start to next weeks DW. I’m staying on the sidelines… Have good week all.

  14. Thanks so much for playing the DK’s. Songs sound so much better from your radio, more alive, more important.
    Thank you Matt, Never Stop!
    Oh! I noticed someone requested Procession by N.O., THAT! Is a very great tune.
    Love ya Matt!

  15. I agree with shawn and Robert Pollard I think you should play anything by the butthole surfers I dont know about Guided by voices but i will check them out

  16. I just checked out that song death of satan by danny and the nightmares and it was really cool but I couldn’t find the song satanic church

  17. Matt can you please play the song knife slits water — Certain ratio just found out about them last week and I only have the album sexlet and this seems like the. best song on the album

  18. Tracks cops graveyard dead people crave yard

    I suggest the songs girlfriend in a coma by the smiths and legacy by the legendary pink dots hope you can play one of them

  19. Robert Snavely

    How about Decades by Joy Division?

  20. I would like to request Front 242 “ Don’t Crash”. We’ll always be remembered, we’ll always be dismembered…

  21. Request for either:

    The Young Gods ” All My Skun Standing”


    Ned Atomic Dustbin “Grey Cell Green”

  22. What a perfect show!! Can I submit a few tracks for consideration in upcoming shows?

    The Young Gods – Did You Miss Me?
    The Lightning Seeds – Life of Riley
    Faith and the Muse – Fade and Remain
    The Tear Garden – You and Me and Rainbows (if you don’t ask, you don’t get…right?)
    Attrition – Dreamsleep

  23. I suggest playing anything by catherine wheel anything by janes addiction and mazzy star

  24. I agree with playing the flaming stars London after midnight

  25. Unknown man with sunglasses

    I would like to suggest days of swine and roses by my life with the thrill kill kult and For Jooth Tanquertino information the smashing pumpkins are definitely goth think about it there mudic is depressing and alternative add the to together and that makes goth rock plus your bad mouthing Robert smith the robert smith from the cure he was just saying some of his favorite song that doesn’t mean you have to agree with them and too bad for you if you dont like his choice of music ps The cures Robert smith has the middle name of James and if you truly knew anything about goth you would know that

  26. Could I please suggest the track “The Magician” by Secession? Thank you very much. Jamison

  27. Well, what I’ve always loved about the music featured on this site is that it doesn’t fit in anywhere else. So, what fits in with the misfits? Meta.

    That said, I’d argue that the Pumpkins would qualify, but maybe something from Gish?

    My takeaway from the (many!) comments this week is that several have a similar sentence “structure”, for lack of a better word. Zoiks!

  28. Also I think the Lightning Seeds music works.

  29. Thanks for playing that great show I love all of those songs

    My Darkest request for the week is “Sleeping Gas” by The Teardrop Explodes also if theres more time “Black Celebration Live”by Depeche Mode

  30. Beatnik Punk

    Dialogue dub, now here’s the rub
    She’s acting her reaction…

  31. Love to hear Not in Love by Ross Williams

  32. Rozz- thanks autocorrect

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