Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — February 11, 2024 at 10:54 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave” — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (2/11/24)

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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 are also available to subscribers to stream via the Sirius XM app.


The Sisters of Mercy, “Jolene” (Kid Jensen Session) (BBC Sessions 1982-1984)
Virgin Prunes, “Baby Turns Blue” (…If I Die, I Die)
Joy Division, “Walked in Line” (Still)
Concrete Blonde, “Beware of Darkness” (Concrete Blonde)
Peter Murphy, “Deep Ocean Vast Sea” (Deep)
Modern English, “Crazy Lovers” (1234)
Cocteau Twins, “I Wear Your Ring” (Heaven Or Las Vegas)
All About Eve, “Flowers In Our Hair” (All About Eve)
Killing Joke, “Goodbye to the Village” (Brighter Than a Thousand Suns)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Throw Them To the Lions” (Downside Up)
Public Image Ltd., “Hawaii” (End of World)
Love and Rockets, “Bikedance” (Love and Rockets)
Anorexic Dread, “Tracey’s Burning” (Tracey’s Burning)

KMFDM, “Trust” (Nihil)
Ministry, “Deity” (Land of Rape and Honey)
A Split-Second, “Firewalker” (Kiss of Fury)
Revolting Cocks, “Creep” (Linger Ficken’ Good)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Birthday” (Munki)
Gang of Four, “What We All Want” (Solid Gold)
Kommunity FK, “We Will Not Fall” (The Vision and the Voice)
Bauhaus, “Dark Entries” (1979-1983, Vol. 1)
Ride, “Peace Sign” (Interplay)
Chapterhouse, “Satin Safe” (Whirlpool)
Loop, “Arc-Lite (Sonar)” (A Gilded Eternity)
Bleach, “Decadence” (Eclipse EP)
Lush, “Ladykillers” (Lovelife)

The Cure, “Push” (The Head on the Door)
The Monochrome Set, “The Lighter Side of Dating” (Strange Boutique)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Isolation” (Here Cum Germs)
The Damned, “Love Song” (Machine Gun Etiquette)
Depeche Mode, “The Things You Said” (Music For the Masses)
Front 242, “Crushed” (05:22:09:12 Off)
Nine Inch Nails, “Kinda I Want To” (Pretty Hate Machine)
Severed Heads, “Harold & Cindy Hospital” (Living Museum)
The Cramps, “New Kind of Kick” (Off the Bone)
Nurse With Wound, “Yagga Blues” (Who Can I Turn To Stereo)
This Mortal Coil, “You and Your Sister” (Blood)
Japan, “Adolescent Sex” (Assemblage)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Run Run Run” (Live) (Crystal Days 1979-1999)
The Smiths, “Stretch Out and Wait” (Louder Than Bombs)


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. KMFDM makes music to dance to and Sunday nights are as good a night as any to do so. Jesus and Mary Chain are always a welcome addition. Everything on Pretty Hate Machine is gold.

    I figured if anyone knew the answer to this question it would be you, Lords of Acid, are they industrial enough? They are KMFDM adjacent? If yes could we hear:

    Lords of Acid – She and Mr. Jones

    I hope you witnessed a most Superb Owl and thank you for doing the Lord’s work.

  2. Great show as usual. However, we have been Nina Hagen-less for way too long.

  3. Great show tonight Matt! Goodnight!

  4. I really enjoyed hearing Concrete Blonde’s cover of “Beware of Darkness” (I just listened to that George Harrison album last week). And to follow it with one of my favorite Peter Murphy songs – awesome!
    A request for an upcoming show – from the Moonage Daydream soundtrack:
    David Bowie “Hallo Spaceboy” Live Moonage Daydream Mix
    Thank you!

  5. Can you play ‘Drive’ by The Wedding Present from their great, often forgot about “Mini” EP.
    Working in Healthcare for so many years, Hawaii is spot-on. I have two copies.
    Thank you Matt, so good

  6. The Frozen Autumn – Your Touch

  7. Damn what a show….all 3 hours are top notch Matt!!!! Thank you for playing The Cure & DM tracks…love them and you for taking our requests into account when you plan your shows! Cheers!!

    Some possible suggestions for next time:

    PWEI – Wise up! Sucker
    Bigod 20 – Like a Prayer
    The Jesus and Mary Chain – Catch fire

    Thanks again as always!! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  8. ^^sorry should say Catchfire

  9. World Domination Enterprises – Message for you People (1988)
    Dead Moon – Graveyard (1988)

  10. Really enjoyed hearing newer lush tonight, how about some early lush with their song bitter? Ty!

  11. Loved hearing Tracey’s Burning :)
    great as always!

  12. Thanks for The Damned. Great show. Hour 1 really killed it, especially the Concrete Blonde/Peter Murphy double hit.

    Would like to hear something from Depeche Mode’s more angry side. How about “Rush” please?

    Thanks for the great show. Have a good week.

  13. Hey Matt! Awesome show… “Deep Ocean Vast Sea” is a timeless treasure!

    A couple of more requests, circa late ‘80’s ….

    Sonic Youth // The Sprawl
    The Cure // The Kiss


  14. Another great DW!

    Here are some requests –

    Executive Slacks – Say It Isn’t So
    Morrissey – Jack the Ripper


  15. Loved this set Matt. Thanks for including the Chapterhouse on the playlist, too bad Sirius skipped it like they did the Spiritualized a couple weeks ago. Maybe two tracks to put in the back pocket for a future show. I enjoyed hearing the new stuff from Modern English and Ride. Monochrome Set and Nurse With Wound in hour 3 were welcome surprises.

    With the recent passing a few days ago of the incomparable Damo Suzuki I’m hoping you might honor him with either a dealer’s choice Can track (anything off Ege Bamyasi would be rad) or the timeless classic from The Fall “I Am Damo Suzuki.” RIP Damo.

    Have a great week Matt, cheers!

  16. “You and Your Sister” is one of my all time favorite songs. Really brings back memories. And since I have truly discovered “Ministry” in my mid-50’s thanks to you — how about “Nature of Love” Cruelty Mix?

  17. Another great show, Matt. I enjoyed hearing Anorexic Dread. I’d love to hear Twister by Rubella Ballet sometime. Thanks!

  18. Excellent show!
    For next week I was wondering if you could dig up “I Was a Maoist Intellectual” by Momus. Thanks!

  19. Randall Griffith

    Hey Matt! Thanks for the shoutout and playing Siouxie track!

    Killer idea for a future show: how about a block of 007 theme songs done by dark wave, post-punk, indie artists.

    Magazine – Goldfinger
    The Wedding Present – You Only Live Twice
    My Bloody Valentine – We Have All the Time in the World

    Great show!

  20. Poison Door – Sisters of Mercy

    Thank you!

  21. Great job on this show. You introduced me to Lowlife, who I can’t get enough of. So thx for that.

    Could I request ‘Was There Anything I Could Do’ by The Go-Betweens?

  22. Good show Matt enjoyed cocteau twins and killing joke.

  23. A request for cocteau twins – iceblink luck
    If you can thanks.

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