Lady Grave has been lucky enough to carry the fright and frenzy beyond All Hallows Eve and land a DJ gig at The Bunker in Williamsburg this Friday night, 12/17.
Please come down to be immersed in dark and dangerous sounds from beyond this world. My set is from 10pm to 12am. Following are the savage undertakings of Sandwell District's Silent Servant and Function. Come for the music, stay for the mayhem.
Looks like we're on a roll this week. Thanks to Mark at Expressway To My Skull for playing the tail end of Mode Moderne's amazing split EP, 'Real Goths', on the most recent broadcast of his Pop Dr(((o)))nes radio show.
I have listened to 'Real Goths' an absurd number of times in the last 24 hours. I've only found an MP3 of it this morning, via Fuck Yeah Goths. It's an understatement to say this song made me so happy/sad.
Frontman Phillip's gorgeously somber vocals channel Morrissey, alongside brooding bass lines, a tinty drum machine, twinkling synths and a hazy chorus. Any one of the lines in this song are destined to become someone's neck tattoo. Needless to say, this one will grow into an anthem. Promise.
How has this managed to escape me? Tamaryn makes beautiful shoegazey tracks that remind me of classic Medicine touched by a hint of This Mortal Coil, ala Zola Jesus but way more subtle on the clashy goth tip. If that made no sense to you, just give these a listen for yourself.
I've hit a plateau of sorts lately in discovering new music. Not that there haven't been some amazing releases. I have just had a hard time finding a song that takes me to that moment where I find myself completely enraptured. This couldn't come at a better time. Hope it does the same for you.
Tamaryn just released a full-length album on Mexican Summer called The Waves. I bought it instantly and its every bit as gorgeous as I imagined.