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The year was 1983, and the kids were bored with political bullshit and non-starter revolutions. Who said punk’s dead? It was not, they revived as a new ‘positive’ form. As journalist Richard North stated in a February 1983 article in NME: So here it is: the new positive punk, with no empty promises

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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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Annex
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With current and former members of Confused, Porkeria, Bastard Sons of Apocalypse, and Accuse in their ranks, McAllen, Texas band Annex‘s turn towards a darker postpunk sound might surprise some. Started in Summer 2013, guitarist Migas mentions how the tight-knit scene in the band’s Texas/Mexico border town has influenced the

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…or at least listen to. There have been a lot of new dark postpunk and deathrock releases lately. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track. But here are some of the recent singles, EPs, and LPs that deserve your attention. 1. Catholic Spit – “Catholic Spit/ Generacion Suicida Split 7 Inch”

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Dark New York deathrock compilation
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So far, the excellent Dark New York: Gotham City’s Post Punk, Goth, & Deathrock Bands 1983-1988, Vol. 1 compilation is only available on vinyl. Released late last year (2012) on Black Scorpio Records, the record fleshes out an oft-overlooked part of the 80’s American postpunk phenomenon — New York City’s

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I really like Internal Autonomy. This dark British punk band began around 1986 as the original wave of anarcho-punk was receding. The band continued to release records into the early 1990s and within the past few years the band’s two core members, Al and Nix, have gotten back together with

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