Articles tagged darkwave

Coldair - “Denounce” (audio) (premiere)

The Polish musician offers a chilly, murky sampling from his spellbinding new album.

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29 Jul 2015 // 1:10 AM

Cold Cave: Full Cold Moon

This vinyl reissue of a year’s worth of singles serves as an ideal introduction to Cold Cave’s icy aesthetic.

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Lycia - “Blue” (audio) (premiere)

The darkwave veterans return with a stunning, haunting new track.

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Keep Shelly in Athens: At Home

Inconsistent in tone and patchworked together from what appears to be two distinctly different EPs,At Home highlights both a stylistic identity crisis and the limitations of the chosen vocalist.

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21 Aug 2013 // 10:05 PM

Lycia: Quiet Moments

It's not often a band comes back from a long hiatus with anything approaching its best work, but with Quiet Moments Lycia has returned with a beautiful and blissful release.

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Engulfed in Dark Waves: Lycia’s ‘Cold’

Darkwave luminary Lycia had its 1996 album, Cold, issued on LP for the first time recently, and with the band's first full-length in a decade due for release in August, Cold's reappearance is a timely reminder of Lycia's legacy in the sphere of bewitchingly mournful music. 

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The Birthday Massacre: Pins and Needles

Say you own an apparel store at the mall, one that specializes in selling dark-hued merchandise to disaffected youth. The Birthday Massacre is here to meet your wallpaper-rock needs.

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Love Spirals Downwards: Idylls

Re-releases of Love Spirals Downwards' first two albums emphasizes the pretty, ephemeral nature of the duo's music.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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