In these times of pandemic turmoil and outright trauma, what better match does the tempestuous human soul have than the sea? And what better lyricist than the Cure's Robert Smith, who twins the wrath (or sadness) of the sea with similar human emotions?
Fotocrime's South of Heaven is interesting mostly in that it's one of the most mediocre rock records I've heard in a long time.
On Stray, Bambara peel the curtain back further on their reality. Haunting and deeply evocative words are sewn into a dark tapestry of atmospheric, brooding goth meets post-punk on an album that lingers like the rough outline of an aging scar.
Living dark may be the best revenge as Cleveland's Frayle suggest on their debut LP. Fans of gothic and black metal will rejoice as will those who love Portishead and Cocteau Twins.
New York's New Age Grate create an electronic soundscape interwoven with strands of Goth and doom on their new single, "Sylvia Won't Lie".
Austin psychedelic rock band, the Cuckoos release their debut LP I Hate Love on 24 January following a series of well-regarded 2019 singles. Hear it in full now.
Lo-fi, black metal-cum-goth-ish outfit, Timelost share a cover of Marilyn Manson's "Cryptorchid". They talk with us about the importance of making the old new.
After more than two decades apart, Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit set aside differences to make new music and reclaim their shared creative chemistry. Shakespears Sister recall pregnancy, video stardom, and George Harrison's generosity.
Much as their namesake, Esben and the Witch evoke a stunning musical versatility and lyrical fervor. Nowhere is a mesmerizing musical experience enshrining the interplay between the primal and the pristine.
Swans' story is a story of artistic near-death, defiance, and resurrection. This excerpt brings forth the band's challenges during the Swans Are Dead Tour of 1997.
Protomartyr join forces with Kelley Deal for two out of four blistering yet beautiful songs on their Consolation EP.
Fotocrime's Principle of Pain is a synth-heavy post-punk album with elements of goth-rock and darkwave that shows a whole new side to Ryan Patterson as an artist.
Necropolis' themes of timelessness, decay and death paradoxically reveal Sol Invictus' founding member Tony Wakeford at his best.
"Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow" ends up as much a powerful expression of present dystopian fears as it is a kicking throwback to '80s goth rock.
Detroit-area drummer Zach Pliska takes on mic duties for new post-punk project, Vazum.
New single from dark duo VOWWS conjures classic James Bond scores while avoiding all the stuff we've all heard before.
By making himself the hero and the villain of his own story, Lol Tolhurst maintains a satisfying evenness throughout Cured.
Rhys Webb of the Horrors opens up about the process and direction behind their latest album, V, and how they've managed to thrive and stay together through their first decade.