February 11, 2012

5 Dark Blogs I'm Currently Enjoying Reading

1. 4AD First Decade

A knowledgeable music enthusiast blogs about the 1980s alternative record label started in the UK. The blogger is on a crusade to collect all the releases from 4AD's first decade, planning to showcase them on 4AD's 50th anniversary (in 2030).

Blog posts include info on Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Bauhaus, The Birthday Party, Lush, and other goth and post-punk bands. See his post on What is Goth? here for an interesting perspective and some thoughts on elitism.


2. Goreyana

"A blog celebrating the works of Edward Gorey." Currently posting about cool Edward Gorey drinking glasses, a find of Edward Gorey mugs, an extremely rare N is for Newsletter, and artwork from the Graham Gallery. This blogger is extremely good at finding Gorey collectibles and rarities; be sure to visit if you are a Gorey fan or collector.


3. Organic Goth

"Wear goth, think green." You can learn about Ecogoth from their What Is Ecogoth? post. Great posts here include recipes for absinthe cupcakes and info on their upcoming absinthe products. They apparently have an Ecogoth TV show but haven't updated it in 90 days or more.


4. Little Gothic Horrors

Emma blogs about old-school goth, horror, Halloween, and anything to do with Tim Burton or Edward Gorey. Recent posts include a look at new Ghastlie fabric designs; news on Horrorland's Vampires Day Soiree; and some delightfully dark finds. Such a fun blog to peruse!


5. Monster Brains

"A never-ending celebration of monsters." Aeron posts about comics, strange artwork, poster art, and dark illustrators. You'll always find something interesting for your eyeballs to feast upon here.


--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin

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  1. I love the little coffin lip balms featured on the Organic goth blog, thanks for the links :)

  2. Oh yeah, Monster Brains has been a fave of mine for awhile. That 4AD project is awesome! A good amount of my record collection comes from that era. That'll be a blog I'll have to follow.