nu goth songlist

Coming Down - Dum Dum Girls

Love Is to Die - Warpaint

Marching Song - Esben & The Witch

Jack the Ripper - The Horrors

Obstacle 1 - Interpol

Comedown - ohGr

Zero Over Two - Ulterior

Feral Love - Chelsea Wolfe

The Lie - Cold In Berlin

Tomorrow - Niki & The Dove

Loud Like Love - Placebo

Dressed for Space - TR/ST

Holy Wood - O. Children

Breathe the Fire - The Soft Moon

Fuel to Fire - Agnes Obel

The Seer Returns - Swans

Lights On - FKA twigs

Big Bad Wolf (Single Mix) - Aesthetic Perfection

Moses - Chelsea Wolfe

Night - Zola Jesus

You Won’t Be the Same - Toy

Rattlesnake - St. Vincent

Confetti - Cold Cave

Forever is Too Long - Horrid Red

Angels - The xx

My Desire - Interpol

Husbands - Savages

Sleep Baby Sleep - Broods

Dangerous Days - Zola Jesus

Iron Moon - Chelsea Wolfe

Lost U - Rangleklods

Welcome Oblivion - How to Destroy Angels

I Am Dust - Gary Numan

Horse and I - Bat for Lashes

Come Into Our Room - Clinic

Running Up That Hill - Placebo

Desire - Anna Calvi

Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith) - Crystal Castles

Don’t Move - Phantogram

The Cycle - Blessure Grave

Hollow Hills - Faith & The Muse

Pretty When You Cry - VAST

Darken Her Horse - Austra

Dimly Lit - Neils Children

Sick Device - Cygnets

Hearts On Fire - Cut Copy

White Night - Little Girls

Falling Star - Bella Morte

Lay Down In the Tall Grass - Timber Timbre

Little Bird - Goldfrapp

People Are Strange - Johnny Hollow

Faceless - Bestial Mouths

What Kind of Man - Florence + The Machine

Home - Austra

The Curse - Agnes Obel

Spellwork - Austra

Slow Hands - Interpol

Bbb (Bonus Track) - How to Destroy Angels

Broken - Depeche Mode

Judgement Day (feat. Saint Dog) - Kottonmouth Kings

Daniel - Bat for Lashes

Death - White Lies

Superstition - The Birthday Massacre

Death Reflects Us - Beastmilk

Moses - Elizabeth Fraser

Memory Go - Peter Murphy

If I Had a Heart - Fever Ray

Your Lips Are Red - St. Vincent

The River - The Darcys

Redlights - Salem

Demon Host - Timber Timbre

She Is Falling in Love - Clan of Xymox

Oblivion - Grimes

Wanderlust (Edit) - Polly Scattergood

I Am Terrified - IAMX

Cold Light - Fostercare

Love Comes Close - Cold Cave

Shut Up - Savages

Now It’s Over - A Place to Bury Strangers

Wrong - The Soft Moon

Loud Places (feat. Romy) - Jamie xx

The tear-jerker of a letter below was written by a World War II veteran named Brian Keith to another soldier, known only as “Dave.” The two began their romance in 1943 while stationed in North Africa together. This letter commemorated that anniversary.

It was first re-printed for wide distribution in 1961, by pioneering gay publication, ONE Magazine. But this love letter could very well have never seen the light of day. ONE put out their first issue in 1953, and brazenly sold on the streets of Los Angeles. In 1954 the magazine faced obscenity charges from the U.S. Post Office Department. They sued, and in 1958, won in a Supreme Court trial that set new legal precedent for First Amendment protections. ONE Magazine ran until 1967.

Dear Dave,

This is in memory of an anniversary — the anniversary of October 27th, 1943, when I first heard you singing in North Africa. That song brings memories of the happiest times I’ve ever known. Memories of a GI show troop — curtains made from barrage balloons — spotlights made from cocoa cans — rehearsals that ran late into the evenings — and a handsome boy with a wonderful tenor voice. Opening night at a theatre in Canastel — perhaps a bit too much muscatel, and someone who understood. Exciting days playing in the beautiful and stately Municipal Opera House in Oran — a misunderstanding — an understanding in the wings just before opening chorus.

Drinks at “Coq d’or” — dinner at the “Auberge” — a ring and promise given. The show 1st Armoured — muscatel, scotch, wine — someone who had to be carried from the truck and put to bed in his tent. A night of pouring rain and two very soaked GIs beneath a solitary tree on an African plain. A borrowed French convertible — a warm sulphur spring, the cool Mediterranean, and a picnic of “rations” and hot cokes. Two lieutenants who were smart enough to know the score, but not smart enough to realize that we wanted to be alone. A screwball piano player — competition — miserable days and lonely nights. The cold, windy night we crawled through the window of a GI theatre and fell asleep on a cot backstage, locked in each other’s arms — the shock when we awoke and realized that miraculously we hadn’t been discovered. A fast drive to a cliff above the sea — pictures taken, and a stop amid the purple grapes and cool leaves of a vineyard.

The happiness when told we were going home — and the misery when we learned that we would not be going together. Fond goodbyes on a secluded beach beneath the star-studded velvet of an African night, and the tears that would not be stopped as I stood atop the sea-wall and watched your convoy disappear over the horizon.

We vowed we’d be together again “back home,” but fate knew better — you never got there. And so, Dave, I hope that wherever you are these memories are as precious to you as they are to me.

Goodnight, sleep well my love.

Brian Keith

Goldfrapp’s moving “Clay” from their latest long-player, Tales of Us, is based on the letter.


extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world

Brian Eno - Signals / Faye Wong - Yesanpo / Fka Twigs - Water me / Yoko Ueno - Flexigons / Minnie Riperton - Minnie’s lament / Iyeoka - Baba / Lianne La Havas - Wonderful / Tweet - Heaven / f(x) - Butterfly / The Tontons - Pony / Chairlift - Cool as fire / Susumu Hirasawa - Moon time / Dead Can Dance - Yulunga / Bernard Herrmann - Twisted nerve / Goldfrapp - Pilots / Daughter - Switzerland instrumental / Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang / Mirel Wagner - Dreamt of a wave/ Odetta - Anthem of the Rainbow
Dark Acoustic Dream

A collection of dark, smoky, acoustic songs. Unified by a sense of cinematic darkness.

1.Goldfrapp - Laurel
2.Elliot Smith - Between The Bars
3.Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Show
4.Iron And Wine - Cinder And Smoke
5.Saint Saviour - Fallen Trees
6.Lauren O'Connell - House Of The Rising Sun
7.The Amazing Broken Man - Near Town
8.Paul Giovanni - Willow’s Song
9.Nina Simone - Summertime
10.The Kingston Trio - O Willow Waley
11.Cat Power - Moonshiner
12.Lil'Leonie Lionheart - Give Him A Great Big Kiss
13.Devandra Banhart - Insect Eyes
14.Jeff Alexander - Come Wander With Me
15.Angelo Badalamenti - Sycamore Trees