Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — May 23, 2021 at 11:06 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (5/23/21)

Dead Can Dance

“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.


Tones on Tail, “War” (Everything!)
Virgin Prunes, “Baby Turns Blue” (…If I Die, I Die)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Melt” (A Kiss in the Dreamhouse)
Dead Can Dance, “A Passage of Time” (Dead Can Dance)
Fields of the Nephilim, “Moonchild” (The Nephilim)
Ministry, “All Day Remix” (Twitch)
Hula, “Poison” (Club Mix) (Best of Hula)
Die Warzau, “Welcome to America” (Disco Rigido)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “And This is What the Devil Does” (I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits)
Concrete Blonde,“Caroline” (Bloodletting)
Peter Murphy, “The Sweetest Drop” (Holy Smoke)
Snake Corps, “Man in the Mirror” (Flesh on Flesh)
The Psychedelic Furs, “Mack the Knife” (The Psychedelic Furs)

Alan Vega, “Saturn Drive” (Saturn Strip)
Anne Clark, “Our Darkness” (Joined up Writing)
Gary Numan, “She’s Got Claws” (Dance)
Clan of Xymox, “7th Time” (Clan of Xymox)
Love and Rockets, “It Could Be Sunshine” (Express)
Wire, “Two People in a Room” (154)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “You Trip Me Up” (Psychocandy)
Breathless, “Every Road Leads Home” (The Glass Bead Game)
Joy Division, “Walked in Line” (Still)
Lush, “Nothing Natural” (Spooky)
Ride, “Close My Eyes” (Smile)
Slowdive, “Catch the Breeze” (Just For a Day)
Loveliescrushing, “babysbreath” (bloweyelashwish)
My Bloody Valentine, “When You Sleep” (Loveless)

The Cure, “Halo” (Join the Dots)
Galaxie 500, “Ceremony” (On Fire)
The House of Love, “Christine” (The House of Love)
The Smiths, “Is It Really So Strange?” (Louder Than Bombs)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Gimme Shelter” (Some Girls Wander By Mistake)
Screaming For Emily, “The Love” (Scriptures)
Depeche Mode, “Halo” (Violator)
Luxuria, “Redneck” (Unanswerable Lust)
Revolting Cocks, “T.V. Mind” (Big Sexy Land)
Laibach, “I’ve Got a Feeling” (Let It Be)
Lead Into Gold, “The Sweetest Kiss” (Low and Slow)
Doubting Thomas, “Father Don’t Cry” (Father Don’t Cry)
Bauhaus, “Dark Entries” (1979-1983, Vol. 1)


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 Gary Numan’s new song ” I Am Screaming” for next Sunday’s “Dark Wave”? Thanx!

  2. Hi Matt, I loved tonight’s episode! Can you play
    The The – Infected (12″ mix) for next week?

  3. Donna Klauser

    Thank you for another glorious show Matt! can you please play Nocturnal Me by Echo & the Bunnymen? Also love Cryptic Moon by Jorge Elbrecht Ty! Hope you had a happy world goth day yesterday

  4. For next week can you please play

    Joy Division – From Safety To Where?
    Depeche Mode – Blue Dress
    Wire – Mercy
    New Order – Blue Monday
    Kraftwerk – The Hall Of Mirrors
    Public Image Ltd – The Order Of Death

  5. Thanks for the Screaming for Emily. Hour three killed it for me. Good to hear Luxuria and Lead Into Gold.

    You played Minimal Compact a bit ago. Would like to ask for some more. Either

    Not Knowing by Minimal Compact or
    Ghosts Can’t Run Away by Foreign Affair (the band they started after Minimal Compact).

    Thanks for the consideration. Have a great week.

  6. That guitar part in Luxuria’s ‘Redneck’ is a favourite. Thank you Matt for putting that up. It is our holiday weekend in Canada, so I was allowed to stay up late and listen to the entire show!

  7. Thank you for playing Laibach. I appreciate it. Your show is the best I listen to it every week. Brings back lots of memories.

  8. Loved the shoegaze segment last night especially. Do you think you could give Night Stalker by Super Heroines a play?

  9. I got outta work, ran to my car and was rewarded with Anne Clark to start my commute.
    Would you consider ‘Heaven Help you Now’ by Paul Haig? I hope Scotland will be listening
    Thank you Matt. Never Stop!

  10. Brandy & Steve

    Matt, Thank you so much for playing our wedding song!!! We always enjoy your show :) Never stop! Lol. ~Dark Wave Listeners 4 Life

  11. A few suggestions for next week:

    Stories of Old – Depeche Mode
    Mama – The Sugarcubes
    Homesick – The Cure

  12. Another great set – thanks! Love that Thrill Kill Kult track.

    For a future week, may I request some Tackhead? Either Reality with Gary Clail or Ticking Time Bomb, depending on the vibe you’re goin for.

    Love the show, I think I’ll queue it up again right now…

  13. Please play “little boy soldiers” by The Jam.

  14. All Day is one of my personal favorite Ministry songs. Stealer set as always. Could we possibly do?

    Ministry- Over the Shoulder

    Please and thank you.

  15. But sincerely. That was a great set.

  16. I cannot tell you how much I look forward to this show every week. Thank you.

    For next week, please consider:

    Slowdive – Souvlaki Space Station
    P.I.L. – Poptones

    Something to think about…how great would an entire hour of Shoegaze be??!

    Thank you

  17. Another great set of songs, loved hearing “Halo” by Depeche Mode, great song! As always, looking forward to the next playlist, have a good one!

    Soft Cell – “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye”
    Depeche Mode – “Blue Dress”

  18. Could you play “State of Emergency” by Cactus World News, thanks

  19. Each hour was great!

  20. Could I hear any of these on the upcoming shows:

    Flesh Eaters – Eyes without a Face
    Crass – Beg Your Pardon
    Chumbawumba – Come On Baby

    Thanks Matt!

  21. Ah, just realized it’s been a year since Andrew Weatherall’s passing – would be great to hear his remix of MBV’s Soon…

  22. Creep Church

    In honer of yo la tengo playing at primavera next year in 2022 i would like to hear the song “Speeding Motercycle “which is actually a cover of the song originally done by a great artist in both music and art the one and only Daniel Johnson .

  23. Evan Willey

    oh dear, that’s what I get for knee-jerk posting after reading an out of date tweet. Andrew passed a year ago last Feb. Still a great remix though!

  24. Hi Matt

    Cetu Javu- Bad Dreams


  25. Hey, Matt! Great show. I’d love to hear ‘I Am Stretched On Your Grave’ by Dead Can Dance

  26. Gradfine man

    GBV is a great band but wouldn’t work for goth or industrial but a song thats done by the singer going solo is “instrumental beetle “ by Robert Pollard

  27. A few weeks back there was a song by a band I think it was called The Flaming Stars sounded pretty cool so if you could find anymore by them that would be cool but if not “Bullet with butterfly wings” by the smashing pumpkins would be another option. Thanx for a great show thast week great The Cure Tracks

  28. Sorry I meant last week
    Not thast week

  29. I am blown away that you played Virgin Prunes last week. The girl (Elise) who requested it is only 17 years old, and an “old soul” at heart, who ONLY listens to 80’s synth and related goth music. I recommended she request it and just see if you would play it. She was AMAZED that it happened. OMG. We just got her a record player and already got her started collecting records. (Virgin Prunes are her first two.) Thanks again! AMAZED!!!

  30. It would be cool if i could hear (hole like a head) by Nin
    Nine inch nails
    Or (the top live bootleg version) by The cure

  31. Beatnik Punk

    Puckerin up and down those avenues of sin…

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