Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — May 26, 2024 at 10:57 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave” — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (5/26/24)

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


Pigface, “Tailor Made” (Gub)
The Cure, “I’m Cold” (Join the Dots)
Josef K, “Chance Meeting” (Young and Stupid)
Modern English, “Move in Light” (Mesh & Lace)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Do It Clean” (Live) (Crystal Days 1979-1999)
Southern Death Cult, “Fatman” (The Southern Death Cult)
Concrete Blonde, “Rain” (Mexican Moon)
Peter Murphy, “The Answer is Clear” (Should the World Fail to Fall Apart)
The Mission, “Like a Hurricane” (BBC Session) (The Mission at the BBC)
1,000 Homo DJs, “Supernaut” (Side Trax)
Skinny Puppy, “Far Too Frail” (The Singles Collect)
Consolidated, “Product” (The Myth of Rock)
Nitzer Ebb, “Shame” (Belief)

The Church, “Aura” (Priest=Aura)
The Smiths, “Cemetry Gates” (The Queen is Dead)
Felt, “Templeroy” (Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty)
Joy Division, “The Kill” (Still)
Dead Can Dance, “The Host of Seraphim” (The Serpent’s Egg)
Cocteau Twins, “The Spangle Maker” (The Spangle Maker)
Sonic Youth, “Superstar” (If I Were A Carpenter)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Slowdive” (Live) (Nocturne)
Alien Sex Fiend, “I’m Doing Time in a Maximum Security Twilight Home” (Maximum Security)
Bauhaus, “Rosegarden Funeral of Sores” (In the Flat Field)
David Bowie, “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)” (The Best of 1980/1987)
Jane’s Addiction, “Ted, Just Admit It…” (Nothing’s Shocking)

Depeche Mode, “Wrong” (Sounds of the Universe)
Apoptygma Berserk, “Spiritual Reality” (Soil Deo Gloria)
Einstürzende Neubauten, “Yu-gung” (Adrian Sherwood Remix) (Halber Mensch)
New Order, “Vanishing Point” (Technique)
Big Black, “Precious Thing” (Songs About Fucking)
Pixies, “River Euphrates” (Surfer Rosa)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Here Comes Alice” (Peel Session) (Automatic: Expanded Edition)
The Associates, “White Car in Germany” (The Very Best Of)
The Sisters of Mercy, “1969” (Some Girls Wander By Mistake)
Revolting Cocks, “Physical” (Beers, Steers + Queers)
A Split-Second, “Crimewave” (Kiss of Fury)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Just Fascination” (7-Inch Version) (#7885 Electropunk to Technopop)
Front 242, “Circling Overland” (Front By Front)
Tones on Tail, “Twist” (Everything!)


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. 





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  1. Move in Light is such a good song and Far Too Frail made me dance. My toddler will mimic the intro beat to Shame, so that’s my favorite Nitzer Ebb track. Hearing Superstar literally made my evening, thank you for that, but that Bowie track was the definition of sultry. At some point in the mysterious future could we hear :

    Ministry- The Game is Over (Demo)

    Physical!!! If you’ve been keeping score at home you’ll know Matt Seabstian put together one hell of a show tonight. Your Lust for List appearance last (last last?) week was an enjoyable listen. And to everyone that requests get played, thank you for your contribution to the cauldron.

    Thank you for doing the Lord’s work and happy Memorial Day weekend.

  2. “Photographic (Some Bizzare Version)” by Depeche Mode for (the next after next) Sunday’s show

  3. James O'Hagan

    Curiosity question about remastered songs. Do you have a preference of song versions? In the digital age, there’s so many version choices for some songs and albums. Do you prefer the original master? A remaster? Does it depend? Have some remastered songs just ruined a sound?

    Thank you for the work you do on the show!

  4. Siouxsie & the Banshees – Blow the House Down
    Please and thanks Matt

  5. Some great selections tonight. The Sonic Youth cover and the David Bowie/Jane’s Addiction close out put Hour 2 over the top though.

    Would like to ask if you’d consider playing some UV Pop on a future episode. “Feels Like Winter” or maybe “No Songs Tomorrow” (the version off the Anyone For Me/Bendy Baby Man compilation).

    Thanks for the great show. Have a good week.

  6. Grace Jones – Love is the Drug

  7. Appreciate the Associates track Matt!

    How about the Verve – A Man Called Sun

    For a future staring at your shoes or in this case tripping over them segment of the weekly commune

  8. Great setlist this week, I especially liked the live version of Slowdive and Concrete Blonde.

  9. A really great way to spend a Memorial Day Sunday night Matt! Thank you for the Jane’s – I always forget the actual name of the song lol!! Anyways… some possible suggestions for next time:

    Depeche Mode – If You Want
    Manic Street Preachers – Stay Beautiful
    Slowdive – The Slab

    Thanks again as always!!! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  10. You Did It Clean Mathias!! Great Show!!!!

  11. The Icicle Works “When It All Comes Down”. Thank you.

  12. Thank you for including my request for The Smiths – it’s appreciated. So much good stuff in this mix… Bowie into Jane’s, live Bunnymen, acoustic JAMC, great cover songs weaved in….

    I’m going with another David Bowie request for an upcoming show: “D.J.”
    I’ve always loved that video with David walking the streets flanked by fans…
    Thank you!

  13. Hey Matt!

    Thanks for the awesome Memorial Day music … Hope that you are having a good one!

    Here’s a few new requests:

    He Said // A.B.C. Dicks Love
    Clan of Xymox // Suffer (from the brand new single!)
    Wire // Silk Skin Paws


  14. Jonathan Leon

    Awesome setlist! Can you please play Nine Inch Nails – Mr. Self Destruct next?

  15. Two Lone Swordsmen – Sex Beat (2004)
    Pop Will Eat Itself – Wise Up Sucker (1989)

  16. Great show as usual.

    A future request: The Witches and Nick Cave’s duet of “Shivers,” which is a unique take on the song from Cave’s old band The Birthday Party.

  17. This band is from my hometown! Could you play “Disgusteen” by Teenage Head from the album Frantic City.

  18. Great set from start to finish. Thanks for playing some Josef K, love that song. And that live version of “Do It Clean” is monstrous, so good. Loved hearing The Church, Felt, Sonic Youth, live Siouxsie and Bowie, Jane’s and the best track from Technique. This one will be on repeat all week. And thank you again for always fitting in so many of our requests.

    This is our last week of school before summer break. May I propose a track that for some peculiar reason always makes me think of summer? “Kill Surf City” by JAMC.

    Have a great week Matt, cheers!

    • Yes to “Kill Surf City”! Nathan, it’s always been a summer song to me. The Marychain’s dark spin on Jan&Dean/Beach Boys…

  19. Great show. The Consolidated brought back memories — hadn’t thought about them in years. How about “Hey” by Pixies?

  20. Enjoyed each hour!

    Here are some requests –

    JAMC – Nine Million Rainy Days
    The Fall – Winter 2


  21. Could you configure
    Spirit World Rising By: Daniel Johnston
    Into the mix of music for next Sunday please
    Loved the show this week great picks by JAMC, Pixies, Tones on Tail, Sonic Youth, Joy Division and The Church.

  22. Great show! That Sonic Youth cover is so fantastic. Awesome to hear some Consolidated. I was pretty sure that Dead Can Dance track was the one the Dust Brothers (before they were Chemical) sampled in Song to the Siren, but it seems I am incorrect (it was Song to Sophia). If a future show takes things in a ‘darkrave’ direction, that track could be a fun play!

    Thanks as always for the show!!

  23. Hey Matt I would love to hear The Chameleons new song Where are you? For a future show

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