Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — February 19, 2023 at 11:01 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (2/19/23)

The Cramps

“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.


Joy Division, “Ice Age” (Still)
Daniel Ash, “Get Out of Control” (Foolish Thing Desire)
Danielle Dax, “Fizzing Human Bomb” (Dark Adapted Eye)
Rowland S. Howard and Lydia Lunch, “Some Velvet Morning” (Some Velvet Morning)
The Lords of the New Church, “Holy War” (Holy War)
Depeche Mode, “Ghosts Again” (Memento Mori)
Fad Gadget, “One Man’s Meat” (Gag)
Invisible Limits, “Devil Dance” (Devil Dance)
The Wake, “O Pamela” (Here Comes Everybody)
Skinny Puppy, “The Choke” (12-Inch Anthology)
Front 242, “Lovely Day” (No Comment)
Spahn Ranch, “U Tell Em U” (Matt’s Righteous Mix) (Retrofit)
Revolting Cocks, “Fire Engine” (Cocked and Loaded)

The Cure, “Doubt” (Faith)
The House of Love, “I Wanna Be Your Dog” (Live) (The House of Love)
The Comsat Angels, “You Move Me” (7 Day Weekend)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Sugar Ray” (Honey’s Dead)
The Church, “No Other You” (The Hypnogogue)
The Smiths, “Headmaster Ritual” (Meat is Murder)
Cocteau Twins, “Lazy Calm” (Victorialand)
The Rose of Avalanche, “L.A. Rain” (L.A. Rain)
Love and Rockets, “Love Me” (Express)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Lunar Camel” (Kaleidoscope)
New Order, “We All Stand” (Power, Corruption & Lies)
Minimal Compact, “Not Knowing” (Returning Wheel)
Killing Joke, “Fun and Games” (Fire Dances)

Nine Inch Nails, “March of the Pigs” (The Downward Spiral)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Waiting for Mommie” (Confessions of a Knife)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Spies in the Wires” (Micro-Phonies)
MCL (Micro-Chip League), “New York” (New York)
A Certain Ratio, “Samo” (1982)
Gary Numan, “Splinter” (Splinter – Songs From a Broken Mind)
Roxy Music, “In Every Dream Home a Heartache” (For Your Pleasure)
John Foxx, “Underpass” (Metamatic)
The Cramps, “New Kind of Kick” (Off the Bone)
Swell Maps, “Whatever Happens Next…” (Jane From Occupied Europe)
Shellyan Orphan, “Shatter” (Century Flower)
Fields of the Nephilim, “Slow Kill” (Dawnrazor)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Driven Like the Snow” (Floodland)
Bauhaus, “Severance” (Studio Version) (Gotham)


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. “It’s You, Only You (Mein Schmerz)” by Lene Lovich for next Sunday’s show

  2. How about Siouxsie & the Banshees
    “Poppy Day”
    Thanks Matt

  3. Thanks for the RevCo. Great show but second half of Hour 3 killed it.

    Found out the 39th anniversary of the release of the movie “Repo Man” is coming up. One of my favorite 80s movies and one of the great underrated soundtracks if you ask me. Can you please play Iggy Pop “Repo Man”?

    Thanks and have a great week.

  4. How about:
    Alexander Robotnick – Problemes d’Amour or
    Dominatrix – Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight

  5. Hi Matt, Great show tonight! I loved the third hour tonight especially Bauhaus.

  6. Another great show as always! Thanks for playing my Twins request in hour 2. Loved the covers tonight, especially closing with Bauhaus doing DCD’s Severance. One of my faves.

  7. Tex & The Horseheads “Oh Mother”.
    Beltane Fire “Fortune Favours The Brave”.
    Great, thank you. And also for Invisible Limits.

  8. That was one helluva playlist. Danielle Dax, House of Love, Nine Inch Nails, The Cramps. Great to hear them all, thanks!

  9. March Violets – Crow Baby

  10. addictedtonoise

    How about “Rainbows” by Cranes?

  11. What a stellar show last night Matt! Loved hearing the cuts by Daniel Ash, Lords of the New Church, Love & Rockets, and Roxy Music! Keep up the good work!

    Request for next time:
    Deep Deep Down – Love & Rockets

  12. Pillbox Tales by the Cure please

  13. Thanks for playing my Fields Of The Nephilim request! Fantastic mix last night, with hour 3 being the standout for me. Looking forward to next week, maybe include Samhain’s “Mother Of Mercy” from November Coming Fire?

  14. Blue Hollow – Color of Night
    Kommunity FK – Something Inside Me Has Died

  15. Maybe next week, “Faded Flowers” or “Black Light Trap” by Shriekback?

  16. What a great show last night Matt. I would like to hear some cover songs next week. Siouxsie and the Banshees Helter skelter the cure hello, I love you.

  17. Brilliant show from start to finish Matt. Loved hearing the new stuff from DM, Church, and ACR. And we could all use some more Wake and Swell Maps and Cramps, nice. Extra special thank you for playing my all time fave Roxy Music track.

    Any chance for something next week in honor of the late Martin Duffy?
    Felt – All the People I Like Are Those That Are Dead

    Have a great week, cheers!

  18. Deep cuts enjoyed!

    Here are some requests –

    Executive Slacks – In and Out
    For Against – Over Nepal


  19. Great show tonight Matt…I especially loved the first hour! Thank you for my SP request! I do appreciate you taking the time to go through all of our collective posts each week. Some possible suggestions for next time:

    Placebo – Running Up That Hill
    Teenage Fanclub – Star Sign
    The Verve – Sonnet

    Thanks as always! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  20. Great show! Loved the Bauhaus! Speaking of them could you play “Who Killed Mr. Moonlight?”.
    Thanks so much and have a great week!

  21. Would you please play Murder by New Order?

  22. Thanks for another killer show. I’d love to hear “Playground” by Ministry on an upcoming show.

  23. Thanks for the show! Lots of great requests–may I add:

    Bongwater – “Nick Cave Dolls”

  24. Could you play “Blood Money” by Sisters of Mercy? Thanks!

  25. “I’ve got the skills
    To make the deals
    Got a poetry lesson at nine”

    Renegade Soundwave “Renegade Soundwave ”

    Thanks for the Spahn Ranch play, Matt. Nice show.

  26. Any chance of Slowdive When the Sun Hits?

  27. Matt- This week, I thought hour 2 was your best work. Looking forward to Husker Du in the future “Makes No Sense at All.”

  28. I’m 28 and this show has introduced me to so much music that I love so much. I look forward to it every week and it’s made such a positive impact on my life!!! Love the shoegaze sets the most but every time I find an awesome new song, artist, album etc. that I didn’t know existed. still waiting for the shoegaze-only show … but in the meantime would love the sisters’ cover of knockin on heaven’s door. thank you so much!!!

  29. Primal Scream -Swastika Eyes

  30. Great episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Depeche Mode, “Ghosts Again”

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