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In June, dark postpunk band Underpass’s sophomore Red Reflection LP will be released on the band’s No Sun Recordings label. Red Reflection is one of the most noteworthy dark postpunk LPs, from the newer crop of bands, of the modern era — for reasons I’ll explain below. Two years ago,

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Tacoma, Washington’s Criminal Code are set to release a new, 2-song EP Solitude on Forward Records in May, just in time for their upcoming tour with the Nervosas. Below is the b-side, “Days End,” given exclusively to CVLT Nation to stream. Criminal Code’s 2014 LP No Device was a masterful

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Rejoice now, the wait is over! It was not my intent for there to be such a vast lapse of time in between these segments, but so it goes. I pray none of you has wasted away, decaying at your desk, waiting impatiently over the past six months for this to

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It’s been three years since we heard the ancient maw of KILLING JOKE open up to unload another guttural roar, but at long last, here it is. Killing Joke’s Pylon is all over the map, pulling from almost every genre the band has explored over their past 15 albums and 37

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It makes perfect sense that Deth Crux crawled out of the dark alleys of Los Angeles. After all, ever since 1979 the city has always bred some of the best death rock from the shadows of its gutters and shooting galleries. But this band is not mired down in their

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Crawling out of the seemingly endless river of moods that is the Portland post-punk scene comes Steel Chains. The refreshingly melodic and melancholy quintet brings back driving ’77 vibes to an audience still desperate for female representation. Everyone perfectly serves their role as the veterans keep the newbies in line

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Here’s an icy dose of Swedish post-punk for the winter ahead. Hemgraven open up Sanddyner Av Glas with a Samhain-like punch, but once you dig further into it, more layers are uncovered beneath the snow-clad delivery. A bizarre, almost dance-able Gang of Four meets The Swing-era Inxs groove takes hold of the album.

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PIG EYES, the side project of Henke Palm from In Solitude, is a not a darker turn for Palm considering the direction the band went with “Sister,” but it approaches darkness from a much different angle. This angle is offset by a gnarly bass tone that’s a prominent factor to

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Moscow-based Sierpien have an LP coming out on California’s Mass Media Records on November 28th of this year. Besides recent Western headlines about Pussy Riot, not a lot of people know much about Russian punk. American label Mass Media has been on a roll lately, with releases from Lost Tribe,

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Breaking away from the safer post-punk archetypes, Cleveland’s Privacy//Policy is not devoid of the cold noise made famous by Ian and the boys. However, they also dabble in other elements from the 80’s. “This is Our Mandate” sneaked in under the radar back in June. Sonically the album is one

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In 2013, I listed Masquerade’s “Play Dead” demo among the best deathrock releases of that year (the 2013 list is here, by the way). The Finnish quartet are certainly a revivalist band, a group whose spot-on take on late 70s-era Siouxsie and the Banshees shows little signs of deviating from

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Singer, guitarist and songwriter Alexander Miranda co-founded Underpass only last year, and yet their debut LP, “Assimilation,” came out on Desire a few weeks ago. A powerful document of alienation, isolation, despair, hope, and resistance, the icy and despondent dark postpunk of the band might have been released on early Factory

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