Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — July 16, 2023 at 11:05 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (7/16/23)

Throwing Muses

“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 are also available to subscribers to stream on demand via the SXM app.


Tones on Tail, “War” (Everything!)
Throwing Muses, “Shimmer” (University)
Shriekback, “This Big Hush” (Oil & Gold)
Breathless, “Sense of Purpose” (The Glass Bead Game)
Eleven Pond, “Tear and Cinnamon” (Bas Relief)
The Sound, “New Way of Life” (Shock of Daylight)
The Church, “Already Yesterday” (Heyday)
Love and Rockets, “Rock and Roll Babylon” (Love and Rockets)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Helter Skelter” (Peel Session) (The Scream: Deluxe Edition)
Slowdive, “Kisses” (Everything Is Alive)
Chapterhouse, “Pearl” (Whirlpool)
Mercury Rev, “Frittering” (Yerself is Steam)
Catherine Wheel, “I Want To Touch You” (Ferment)

Joy Division, “Day of the Lords” (Unknown Pleasures)
Christian Death, “The Blue Hour” (Catastrophe Ballet)
Dead Can Dance, “The Fatal Impact” (Dead Can Dance)
Cocteau Twins, “Peppermint Pig” (7-Inch Version) (Peppermint Pig)
Ministry, “Never Believe” (The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste)
Front 242, “Gvdt” (Geography)
Murder Inc., “Murder Inc.” (Can You See It Yet?)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Burning Dirt” (Confessions of a Knife)
1,000 Homo DJs, “Better Ways” (Side Trax)
Public Image Ltd., “FFF” (Public Image Ltd.)
Dramatis, “I Only Find Rewind” (For Future Reference)
End of Your Garden, “A Displaced House in the North” (Celebration/Er Det Tirsdag Må Være Belgien)
Colourbox, “Edit the Dragon” (Colourbox)

Bauhaus, “Stigmata Martyr” (Live) (Mask: Omnibus Edition)
The Cure, “Forever (A Version) (Live) (The Top: Expanded Edition)
The Damned, “I Just Can’t Be Happy Today” (Machine Gun Etiquette)
The Wolfgang Press, “I Am the Crime” (Everything is Beautiful)
The Names, “Calcutta” (Swimming)
The Mission, “Blood Brother” (Gods Own Medicine)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “Avalanche” (From Her to Eternity)
Snake Corps, “Animals All” (Flesh On Flesh)
The Sisters of Mercy,“Emma” (Floodland)
My Bloody Valentine, “Soon” (Andrew Weatherall Mix) (Loveless)
Curve, “Split Into Fractions” (Doppelganger)
Pale Saints, “Sight Of You” (Mrs. Dolphin)
Galaxie 500, “Here She Comes Now” (This Is Our Music)


Got a request? Requests will be considered for future episodes 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. Would like to hear “Bedbugs and Ballyhoo” by Echo and the Bunnymen for (the next Sunday AFTER next!) Sunday’s show. Thanx!

  2. Like the double mini-shoegaze sets. And Mercury Rev included. So many good songs this show. Thanks for the Dramatis.
    Want to ask for some Code Industry on an upcoming episode. “Crimes Against The People” or “Ail” please.
    Thanks again for giving me something to look forward to listening to all week long. Have a great one.

  3. Lindsey L.

    Awesome show, Matt! I love the way you started hour 3; I had just been talking about how spectacular it was to watch Bauhaus perform Stigmata Martyr at last year’s Cruel World festival, and how striking it was to see Peter Murphy under that blood moon. So brilliant. Looking forward to next Sunday’s episode – We love Dark Wave! <3

  4. Moose: Boy
    Motorcycle Boy: Run Run Run

  5. Dave Whitehead

    Another great show! For the August 6th show could I put in a birthday request? Either Cure’s Sinking or The Damned’s In Dulce Decorum…whichever best fits the list. Thanks.

  6. Would love to hear some Specimen, please!

  7. Hi Matt,

    I’d love to hear Dangerous by Depeche Mode on an upcoming show.

    Thank you!

  8. Wow, that first hour was absolutely unbelievable. Had all my favorites in their shriekback, Catherine wheel. The church. Quite grand

  9. Next week Can you dig up

    Joy Division – Komakino
    Shriekback – Hammerheads
    New Order – Age Of Consent
    Love and Rockets – Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
    The Cult – The Witch
    Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Hollow Eyes

  10. Hi
    How about The band Slowdive and song Kisses

    lets all gaze at our shoes………or ride to endless roads at night on our motorcycles.

  11. How about some Current 93 and “A Gothic Love Song”? Thanks.

  12. Gene Loves Jezebel – Pop Tarantula

  13. Constantine

    Motorcycle by Love and Rockets please


    I would love to hear Bjork’s Army of Me next week.

  15. Courtenay

    I look forward to listening to the reply of your show every Monday. I’m three songs into this week’s show and loving it. I have an unusual request for the 23 July show. For my birthday on the 23rd, can you avoid playing Joy Division? Thanks for considering it.

    I second the requests already made for Dangerous by Depeche Mode and for Specimen.

  16. How about “skin in the game” by Slowdive on a future show? Their new single that releases tomorrow!

  17. Wowza Matt two shoegaze sets?!! Thank you so much for my Mercury Rev request!!! Great playlist this week for sure!! Some possible suggestions for next time:

    Book of Love – I Touch Roses
    She Past Away – Katarsis
    Birdy – Skinny Love

    Thanks as always! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  18. This is a song from a well known group but rarely played.
    The cars -dream away

  19. Francis thought is was a good episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Shriekback, “This Big Hush”

    “We sleep wherever we fall”

  20. Two shoegaze sets, nice! You really spoiled us Matt, thank you. Slowdive, Chapterhouse, and Catherine Wheel are always awesome but I particularly enjoyed Mercury Rev (shoutout Tina!), Pale Saints, and what a great show closer with Galaxie 500, just perfect. Reminded me of seeing Luna awhile back in San Francisco, so good. And seeing Slowdive open for Catherine Wheel at Slim’s back in the day. Great memories.

    Have a great week Matt, cheers!

  21. SHOEGAZE!!!!
    Thanks for the double dose. Thanks also for playing my PIL request. I liked the transition into the following song as well. That could have been tricky since FFF flows right into RISE, but you pulled it off. Thank you.

    A couple requests:
    (When You Wake) You’re Still in a Dream – My Bloody Valentine
    Slouvaki Space Station – Slowdive

  22. Thank you Oil and Gold! How about Why Can’t I Touch It by our beloved Buzzcocks

  23. Great three hours of DW!

  24. Cal Dixon

    Revolting Cocks “Gila Copter”

  25. Awesome show Matt! I look forward to your shows every Sunday and you always deliver!
    I would love to hear “The Passion of Lovers” by Bauhaus or “Cloud 9” by Sad Lovers & Giants.

  26. Hey Matt!

    Great to hear material from the classic by Mercury Rev – Yerself is Steam! That was very cool indeed.
    Hey! That reminds me of the Flaming Lips – how about something from 89’s Telepathic Surgery?

    The Flaming Lips // Chrome Plated Suicide.

  27. Sheep On Drugs “Come Fly With Me”
    …And You’ll See
    Get High With Me

    Great Jam for a summer’s eve with the windows down flying down the freeway…

  28. Liquid Liquid “cavern” I know it’s borderline first wave material but they are considered punk by some.

  29. Thank you sooooo much for playing my Coil request! It totally made my night! Best playlists ever!

  30. A bunch of Shoegaze, Shriekback, Christian Death and MLWTTKC?

    Pure. Heaven.

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