July 25, 2014

Dark New Links for a Frightful Friday

DARK ART:

Darkrising

The art of Aly Fell. She's a dark fantasy artist from Manchester in the UK.

My favorite piece in her gallery is Death, from the Endless.

http://www.darkrising.co.uk/

Aly Fell's Blog: Port Out, Starboard Home

Aly Fell on Facebook


DARK AND GOTHIC MUSIC:

Der Noir

Cold wave, pop noir music. The band is from Rome, Italy. My favorite song of theirs on YouTube is She's the Arcane.

http://www.dernoir.com/

Der Noir on Bandcamp

Der Noir on Facebook

Dum Dum Girls

"Chasing pop into the dark." Post-punk pop with nods to Siouxsie and The Cure. The band is from New York City, and they are currently signed to Sub Pop. This stuff is really, really poppy and not very dark, but you might like the looks of their Lost Boys and Girls Club video.

http://wearedumdumgirls.com/

Dum Dum Girls on Facebook

Euroshima

I'm bummed that this post-punk group from the 1980s is no longer together, but that's to be expected. They sang, of course, in Spanish. I love their sound, and their female vocalist has a fantastic voice.

Euroshima on Facebook

Euroshima Playlist on YouTube

Gothic Worldwide Channel

This resource is a huge YouTube collection of hundreds of gothic and dark music videos. They strive to help relatively unknown musicians get more exposure. Browsing through their archives can easily eat up an evening - you'll enjoy it!

Gothic Worldwide on Facebook

Gothic Worldwide on Twitter

Gothic Worldwide on YouTube

Heretics

Don't confuse them with the Austin alternative band. The goth band Heretics are from London.

I love the goth vocals in Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

http://music.hereticsmusic.com/

Heretics on Facebook

Heretics on Last.fm

Heretics on Soundcloud

Heretics on Twitter

Obscure Pleasures

This is an electro darkwave band from the UK. I'm enjoying their cover of Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want and video for The Provocateur.

Obscure Pleasures on Facebook

Obscure Pleasures on Tumblr

Obscure Pleasures on Twitter


DARK BUSINESSES:

Dracula's Cabaret

These two restaurant venues are located in two cities in Australia. "Dracula's is a total night of entertainment combining burlesque, contemporary music, comedy and quality dining." What a great concept! It sounds so fun, albeit cheesy.

http://www.draculas.com.au/

Dracula's Cabaret on Facebook


DARK PAGES IN OTHER LANGUAGES:

Guts of Darkness

A French webzine covering dark, experimental and somber music. They cover a wide range though, including reggae and blues. Poke around and explore a bit, especially in the dark ambient section.

http://www.gutsofdarkness.com/

Guts of Darkness on Facebook


DARK SHOPS:

Dark Embrace Handmade Accessories

This artist and Etsy shop owner lives in Greece. She sells jewelry, hairpieces, steampunk items, notebooks, and gloves.

My favorite item here is the Elizabethan ruff.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DarkEmbraceHandmade

Dark Embrace on Facebook

Ghosts of Vestige

"An Independent T-shirt brand that specialises in hand-screen printed designs of a dark and decadent nature."

My favorite shirt here is "Welcome Home."

http://www.ghostsofvestige.com/

Ghosts of Vestige Blog

Ghosts of Vestige on Tumblr

Ghosts of Vestige on Twitter

Kasket Kustoms

"Accessories to die for." They sell horror-inspired jewelry, belt buckles, cufflinks, hair accessories, and wallets. I prefer browsing their Etsy shop to their website which seemed a bit slow to load tonight. They have a huge section of Day of the Dead items, an entire section dedicated solely to eyeballs, a section for ouija-themed jewelry, and a collection of freak show inspired jewelry.

My favorite item here is their green fairy absinthe ring.

http://kasketkustomsonline.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/KasketKustoms

Kasket Kustoms on Facebook

Occulter

A consortium of dark artists and designers. The website offers jewelry, art, books, and music.

My favorite piece here is this "Black and Blue Magic" bracelet.

http://www.occulter.org/

Occulter on Facebook

Retro Rebels

This shop sells rockabilly, goth, punk, and horror clothing and accessories. They sell men's and women's shoes, and clothes for kids, too. You'll recognize a lot of the labels carried here.

Check out their Hades UK Crow high heels!

http://www.retrorebels.com/

Retro Rebels on Facebook

Retro Rebels on Twitter

Vectoria Designs

Steampunk, vintage and witchy printables. The artist and shopowner lives in Belgium. There are so many cool things here - Alice in Wonderland book plates, wine bottle labels, potion bottle labels, a huge Halloween section, printable banners, and other goodies.

It's very difficult to pick just one favorite item here. I suppose it's these Halloween apothecary jar labels.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VectoriaDesigns

Vectoria Designs on Facebook


GOTH COMMUNITIES:

Gothic Liberation Front US Kommand

This is a Facebook group. "A respectful community for the preservation & celebration of all things related to the Gothic scene, it's music & all what makes it what it is." There are only 52 members so far, so there aren't a lot of posts. A few times a week people seem to be reposting band and concert/event news.

Gothic Liberation Front Group on Facebook


--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin

Dark Side of the Net

Dark Side University

July 24, 2014

Clan of Xymox Week - Phoenix 1991

The band released Phoenix on Polydor Records in 1991.

Track List:

1. Phoenix of my Heart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jybm1GdGwj4

2. At the End of the Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBeQtIilTEM

3. The Shore Down Under

The Shore Down Under

4. Mark the Days

Mark the Days

5. Believe Me Sometimes

Believe Me Sometimes

6. Wonderland

Wonderland

7. Written in the Stars

Written in the Stars

8. Dancing Barefoot

Dancing Barefoot (Patti Smith cover)

9. Crossing the Water

Crossing the Water

10. Smile Like Heaven

Smile Like Heaven


Read the lyrics for Phoenix at the Clan of Xymox official site.


--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin

Dark Side of the Net

Clan of Xymox Week - Twist of Shadows 1989

Twist of Shadows was released on Wing Records, under the name Xymox instead of Clan of Xymox.

Track List:

1. Evelyn

Evelyn

2. Obsession

Obsession

3. Craving

Craving

4. Blind Hearts

Blind Hearts

5. The River

The River

6. A Million Things

A Million Things

7. Tonight

Tonight

8. Imagination

Imagination

9. In the City

In the City

10. Clementina

Clementina


Find the lyrics for "Twist of Shadows" at the official Clan of Xymox page.


--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin

Dark Side of the Net - Clan of Xymox Week

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