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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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Due to their 1983 MTV hit “I Melt With You,” Modern English are usually thought of as a new wave dance band along the lines of Soft Cell (“Tainted Love”) and Human League (“Don’t You Want Me”). In reality, the band’s early career on 4AD alongside labelmates Bauhaus, The Birthday

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Out from the Shadows is a monster three day postpunk, deathrock, and darkwave fest that was first held in Portland, Oregon last year. It returns on March 31st of this year and has quite a few big names on the bill: The Prids, Arctic Flowers, Underpass, Shadow Age, Lunch, Soft

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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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Vancouver, British Columbia’s Spectres are set to release their long awaited third full length LP, Utopia, this Spring (2016). The North American release will be on Deranged, while the European release will happen thanks to Sabotage Records on March 18 (On that date the Spectres will also be playing live

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Portland peace punk/deathrock hybrid Arctic Flowers have amassed an impressive roster of underground and punk musicians to compile their Remix LP, out now on Deranged Records. The 12″ vinyl contains the band’s first 3-song EP followed by four remixes. The digital download of the album supplies an extra five remix tracks

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AZTEC DEATH from Dallas, Texas play a type of dark postpunk that might sound familiar to fans of Warsaw or the earlier days of Joy Division and the postpunk phases of classic bands like UK’s The Blitz (Second Empire Justice) or the USA’s The Proletariat (in their Indifference LP era).

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Annex began in the Summer of 2013, but only recently released their ambitious dark punk debut LP, Despues de VI, on Mass Media Records in the US and on Imminent Destruction in Europe. From the Texas/Mexico border town of McAllen (or closely surrounding areas), the band fuse together a sometimes

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LUNCH is a damn good postpunk band from Portland, Oregon that, like a lot of the best bands in the postpunk scene nowadays, has a direct tie into the underground DIY hardcore/punk movement. PDX has especially been ahead of the curve in this regard, what with formerly hardcore bands like

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Chicago deathrock band Cemetery‘s debut LP, “Wind and Shadows,” started shipping April 1. Released on Mass Media Records, which is increasingly a one-stop shop for anything worthwhile coming out of the modern dark punk scene, the European version is set to be released on the UK’s Inflammable Material imprint. Cemetery

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Rule of Thirds‘ self-titled debut LP will be released in a few weeks on Mass Media in the US, on keyboardist Lewis Ratboy’s No Patience label in their native Australia, and in Europe on Desire Records (What a trifecta of great labels, by the way). The Adelaide gothy postpunk band’s

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Salome’s Dance are a deathrock band that hail from St. Petersburg, Russia; appropriately, their debut was released just before Halloween this year. I originally wanted to do an overall piece on Russian deathrock and postpunk that would include both Sierpien (from Moscow, whose earlier interview and streaming LP is available

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