Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — February 20, 2022 at 11:01 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (2/20/22)

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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.


45 Grave, “Evil” (Sleep in Safety)
The Naked and the Dead, “The Gate” (The Naked and the Dead)
Fields of the Nephilim, “Slowkill” (Dawnrazor)
Dead Can Dance, “The Arcane” (Dead Can Dance)
The Cult, “Gimmick” (Dreamtime)
Killing Joke, “Lord of Chaos” (Lord of Chaos)
Pailhead, “Anthem” (Side Trax)
Ministry, “Tonight We Murder” (Box)
Leæther Strip, “Strap Me Down” (Solitary Confinement)
The Mission, “Wasteland” (Live) (The Mission at the BBC)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Some Kind of Stranger” (First and Last and Always)
The Glove, “Mr. Alphabet Says” (Blue Sunshine)
Sex Gang Children, “Dieche” (Dieche)

Bauhaus, “Dark Entries” (Live) (This Is for When… Live At Hammersmith Palais, 9th November 1981)
The Cure, “Fire in Cairo” (Three Imaginary Boys)
Lowlife, “From Side to Side” (Permanent Sleep)
The Creatures, “Pluto Drive” (Boomerang)
Nitzer Ebb, “Join in the Chant (Burn 12-Inch Mix) (That Total Age)
Revolting Cocks, “Animal Nation” (Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records)
Laibach, “How the West Was Won” (Opus Dei)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Breathe Deep” (2×45)
Big Black, “Precious Thing” (Songs About Fucking)
Clan of Xymox, “No Words” (Clan of Xymox)
Coil, “Things Happen” (Love’s Secret Domain)
Lycia, “Broken Days” (Tripping Back Into Broken Days)
Delerium, “Flowers Become Screens” (Semantic Spaces)
Depeche Mode, “Dangerous” (Personal Jesus)

Joy Division, “Day of the Lords” (Unknown Pleasures)
The Gordons, “Spik and Span” (The Gordons)
XTC, “Fly on the Wall” (English Settlement)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Far Gone and Out” (Peel Session) (Automatic: Expanded Edition)
Ride, “Vapour Trail” (Nowhere)
Pale Saints, “Baby Maker” (Half-Life)
Cranes, “Slide” (Forever)
My Bloody Valentine, “We Have All the Time in the World” (Peace Together)
Catherine Wheel, “Broken Head” (Chrome)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Swimming Horses” (Hyæna)
Ghost Dance, “Walk In My Shadow” (Stop the World)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Depravity Lane” (Maximum Security)
Love and Rockets, “Kundalini Express” (Express)
New Order, “Sunrise” (Low-Life)


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. Clan of Xymox getting postponed yet another year is a little unfortunate, but the song request was not. Great show tonight as always. The Cathrine Wheel was a good choice. Thank you for the Daniel Ash. Could we hear:

    Cure- Six Different Ways

    Please and thank you as always. You make a lot of folks Sunday nights.

  2. Can you PLEASE play “Happy Lovers at Last United” by Morrissey for next Sunday’s show?! Thanx!

  3. I got the connection to The Cure from “Swimming Horses“ by Siouxsie and the Banshees. Therefore, would it be plausible to play “Six Different Ways” by The Cure? Great show as usual!

  4. Really great show tonight, Matt!

  5. Elwood Bergman

    My favorite show, not just when observing my footwear! May I request “Solitude” by The Changelings off their self-titled debut, please?

  6. The Cramps – Cornfed Dames

  7. Robert Wilson

    Great show as always! Just thinking of great tunes that haven’t heard on the show yet….that’d be cool to hear:
    • Fred A / Ik En Mizelf
    • Fini Tribe / Electrolux
    • He Said / Pump

  8. Haven’t requested songs in a while but I’ve still been keeping up with the shows and their respective playlists. Some of the songs I’d like to request may not count as dark wave so I’ll let you be the judge of that.

    Shunt – Recoil
    The American – Simple Minds
    Swing – Japan
    We Love You – Psychedelic Furs

    Have a great week as always!

  9. Thank you Matt!
    I look forward to your show every week, catching what I can live and carefully listening until I get a refill the following Sunday.
    Like a great book you don’t want to finish.
    Never Stop!

  10. This was a fantastic show, Matt! Especially loved that one-two punch near the end, with some of my favorite songs from Ghost Dance and Alien Sex Fiend!

    Was wondering if you’d be willing to play “Isolation” by Neon for next Sunday’s show. Anyways, that’s my request, thanks!

  11. Mat Gillespie

    Great Show Matt!

    How about
    Debaser by the Pixies
    Head On by The Jesus and Mary Chain

  12. Always a super show Matt when Catherine Wheel is played. That said, hour 3!

  13. How about “Peaches” by The Stranglers?

  14. I only caught bits and pieces of the show and it’s not showing up on the app. Hopefully it will show up! Judging by the playlist it was another stellar program!!!
    Some possible suggestions for next week:

    Jane’s Addiction – Classic Girl
    The Stranglers – Skin Deep
    Pixies – Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)

  15. Also missing the episode on the Ap. Hoping they will load it after the holiday is over. Playlist looks great.

    For next week, could I request Monochrome Set “Killing Dave” please?

    Hope you have a great week. Thanks.

  16. Garlands- cocteau twins

  17. Thanks for playing the Coil track. I wanted to request a track from a band with a similar name. The Alan Wilder side project and collaboration with Douglas McCarthy from Nitzer Ebb.

    Recoil-Faith Healer


  18. Great show again Matt!

    For next week, would you be able to play anything from Diane Birch’s Velveteen Age EP where she reworks the stuff her parents played in the house when she was growing up?

    Strange Kind of Love is my favorite, but there’s Atmosphere, This Corrosion, Dancing Horses.Kiss them For Me, Primary and Tarantula as well.


  19. Any of the following?

    New Model Army: White Coats or 225
    Chameleons: Soul in Isolation

    Are Waterboys “dark wave” worthy? Maybe A Pagan Place?

    Have a great week!

  20. Hi Matt, can we hear Ultravox – Hiroshima Mon Amour in the near future? Thanks!

  21. Tara Vanflower

    Thanks for the play.

  22. I look forward to this show all week! Thanks for playing my Skinny Puppy request a few weeks ago!
    I’d like to request:
    The Cure- Primary
    Tear Garden- In Search of my Rose or Ophelia or Romulus and Venus (or any song you like)

    My boyfriend would like to request:
    Liebach- any song!


  23. Good show!

    Here are some requests –

    The Names – Nightshift
    Snake Corps – In Flux


  24. I would love to hear anything by the residents!

  25. Fade Into Me by Mazzy Star would be a hood track to start off with for the next sho I loved that Lycia Track man was that awesome so ya Mazzy Star is my request

  26. Louis thought it was a good episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    My Bloody Valentine, “We Have All the Time in the World”

    “With the cares of the world far behind us”

  27. Modern Lovers – Pablo Picasso

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