"The Cure are a / band which formed in 1976 in Crawley, England, United Kingdom. The band originally consisted of Robert Smith (vocals, guitar), Porl Thompson (guitar), Michael Dempsey (bass) and Lol Tolhurst (drums), with the band’s lineup overgoing several changes throughout the years and Smith remaining as the only constant member throughout the band’s history. The band has released 13 studio albums and have sold 27 million albums worldwide and are considered a major influence on , and music.

The Cure’s full lineup history is as follows: Robert Smith (Vocals & Guitar 1976-present), Lol Tolhurst (Drums & Keyboards 1976-1989), Michael Dempsey (Bass 1976-1979), Porl Thompson (Guitar & Keyboards 1976-1978, 1983-1992, 2005 -present), Simon Gallup (Bass & Keyboards 1979-1982, 1985-present), Matthieu Hartley (Keyboards 1979 -1980), Andy Anderson (Drums 1983-1984), Phil Thornalley (Bass 1983-1984), Boris Williams (Drums 1984-1994), Roger O’Donnell (Keyboards 1987 -1990, 1995-2005), Perry Bamonte (Guitar & Keyboards 1990-2005), Jason Cooper (Drums 1995-present).

Just as the group’s lineup has changed, the band’s sound has evolved throughout the years, starting off as a post-punk band similar to Wire and Gang of Four before morphing into a gothic rock band in the early 80’s, to a synthpop group in the mid-80’s and a power-pop-alternative band in the early 90’s. The Cure has always been an alternative and very independent band which was evident from the early days.”

The Cure-How Beautiful You Are

(Obviously everyone knows who they are, but this has to be my favorite song by this band)

adognamedgoliath:

I just discovered this song. The vocals and the music come together to create the ominous air of a bad dream. It scares me and that’s why I like it. This is “Sleeping People” by Violet Stigmata.

Album Art

holybat:

This is a very nice cover~

Venus in Furs by The Eden House

(via schakall-deactivated20140210)

ArtistThe Eden House
TitleVenus In Furs
AlbumThe Looking Glass
Album Art

sweetmortis:

Malaria!

ArtistMalaria!
TitleEinsam - Lonesome
AlbumEmotion

"While they have been influenced by such classic shoegaze bands as Slowdive, Lush and Ride.; American band Tearwave have attempted to meld their various influences into a unique sound fitting somewhere within the , and spectrum.

Tearwave is signed to Projekt records and their 2007 self titled debut was followed up by 2008’s “Different Shade of Beauty”

Jenn Manganiello’s shimmering and dreamy vocals are supported by Doug White on guitars and keyboards, John Stephanski on drums and percussive instruments and Joe Villella on bass.”

Tearwave-Love Only Makes Me Weak

ArtistTearwave
TitleLove Only Makes Me Weak
AlbumDifferent Shade Of Beauty

"WENDY VAN DUSEN’s elfin features and “twisted little girl voice” are captivating, but if she ever invites you to supper take a long spoon. Singer, songwriter and guitarist, Wendy is the principal figure of the San Francisco-based Neither/Neither World and her drawling Southern vocals are the dominant characteristic of the group’s sound.

As practitioners of dark electronic soundscapes and apocalyptic folk, NNW are often compared to Death In June. Self-styling their music as ‘Satanic Folk’ and theming it on Charles Manson, sado-masochism and a morbid fascination for serial killers, they provoke even music reviewers into speculating about just how insane they actually are.”

 

Neither/Neither World - Hell”

(This track is unbelievably hot. Probably not good to listen to if you’re sexually frustrated. ;] )

"Alcest is a / band formed in Bagnols Sur Cèze, France in 2000.
Formed by French multi-instrumentalist Neige (who has also worked with Amesoeurs, Mortifera, Lantlôs, Peste Noire, and more).

Alcest was originally conceived as a solo project, though it would eventually take on the form of a full band as Hegnor (also of Peste Noire) and Arguth joined the fray and released a four-track demo entitled Tristesse Hivernale in 2001. This demo was a more straightforward black metal affair, much different from what would happen next. After that released, Alcest returned to a one-member format, with Neige moving away from the metal overtones of the three-piece and embracing a more atmospheric approach to his work. The 2005 EP release, Le Secret, was more in tune with the project`s ultimate goal, which was to put to ear, as it were, Neige`s fascination with an “otherworld” — of sorts — that had held a fascination for him beginning in his childhood. In 2007, Neige released the first full-length Alcest recording, Souvenirs D`un Autre Monde (Memories of Another World, for those keeping up in English), which was released on Prophecy Productions, and was a critical success. 2007 also saw a split-EP release with Angmar. Écailles de Lune (Scales of the Moon), released in 2010, continues in the otherwordly vein, evoking images of an underwater realm.

Discography:
Tristesse Hivernale - Demo [2001]
Le secret - EP [2005]
Souvenirs d’un autre monde - LP [2007]”

Alcest - Souvenirs D’un Autre Monde

(Don’t judge by the “atmosspheric black metal”. They have some really beautiful music. This track is closer to shoegaze in my personal opinion. Today you’re going to have to deal with French music.)

Dernière Volonté (French for ‘last will” or “last wish” before execution) is a project of French musician Geoffroy D. (assisted by Pierre Pi). Earlier work is seen as , or , emphasising atmosphere, rhythm, and historical samples, rather than vocals and melody. Recent work, from Les Blessures de L’ombre (2003), is typically seen as , with verse-chorus song structures and pop melodies.

Dernière Volonté is controversial for its considerable use of fascist imagery, style, and voice samples, and of themes from European fascism and the Second World war. The first album Obéir Et Mourir (To Obey and Die, 1998 cassette, remastered and re-released in 2005 as CD), includes the tracks Le Travail Rend Libre (=Arbeit Macht Frei, the slogan on the gates of Auschwitz), La Force Par La Joie (=Strength Through Joy = Kraft durch Freude, the mass leisure organisation of the Nazi Party), Roma 39 Axe II (Rome 1939 Axis II) and A. Speer (Albert Speer, Hitlers’s architect, and later Reich Minister for Armaments and War Production.

Devant Le Miroir (2006) quotes the French writer Pierre Drieu La Rochelle. Anti-communist, anti-capitalist and anti-democratic, Drieu La Rochelle was initially an advocate of a ‘European’ right, and European federalism (excluding the Soviet Union).

Dernière Volonté-Au travers des lauriers

(Extra text for authenticity today. This track is beautiful and should be experienced by everyone. )