Dancing Goths (1984)
If I walked into a club right now and it looked and sounded like this I would probably spontaneously combust and turn into a pile of ashes. Or just, you know, be really happy (but look really glum and stuff). This is video from a goth night at the Xclusiv nightclub in a town called Batley (!), a small town in the north of England. Besides the obvious sartorial inspiration, I could watch these dance moves forever, especially to the soundtrack of some all-time favorites: The Cult and Killing Joke. And it's all dudes on the dancefloor, so into their hair and like... the music man. Momma, this ain't no dubstep rave! This is part of a much longer video (2 hours) which will either thrill you or bore you to tears (naturally).
posted by Star Eyes – 10/18/12 4:05 PM
The prince of darkness himself, Deathface, has two epic shows on the horizon. First, he'll be going in at Webster Hall this Saturday along with Gosteffects, and PLS DNT STP. It should be a rager, so get your tickets now.
Also, he's slated to be a headliner at the legendary Drop Dead Fest's 10 year anniversary in Berlin on Halloween. Grab those tickets as well while checking out all the details for this event and the entire festival.
posted by Anonymous – 10/18/12 1:59 PM
Sisters of Mercy - "Dominion"
They really don’t make songs or videos like this anymore. This desert epic was filmed in Jordan and cost £50,000… in 1988. I love the Lawrence of Arabia vibe and I love how mysterious and in control of everything Andrew Eldritch and Patricia Morrison look—it’s a far fucking cry from how nerdy and lame people like Drake and French Montana seem in their videos. Patricia is so spooky she looks like she is about to crush a man’s skull between her jaws and ride off into the sunset. She would eat Drake for breakfast with a side of fine French mustard. Also, the song is inspired by Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias.” I mean… who does that anymore? This makes me love this band even more than I already do. Magical shit from the ’80s I swear down.
posted by Star Eyes – 9/27/12 12:43 PM
The first time I heard Light Asylum's "Darkest Allies," it absolutely gave me chills, and has continued to do so for the some half a million times I've listened to it since. Light Asylum has been a constant supply of talent, energy, revitalization, and creativity, and the video for "Heart of Dust" from their self titled record on Mexican Summer, is no exception. Not only is the music bigger, tighter, and more explosive here, but the visuals are next level as well. Dark and, quite literally dirty, Light Asylum presents a world of juxtaposed ego and id. It's a satisfying watch indeed, and only begs the question of what will come next.
posted by Anonymous – 9/21/12 1:43 PM