The Cure’s ‘Let’s Go to Bed’ made its debut 35 years ago

Between the time of final Cure concert of the Pornography tour on June 11th 1983 at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium and the band’s return for their appearance on the Oxford Road Show in Manchester broadcasted on BBC 2 on 11 March 1983—The Cure were effectively dead. Okay, not exactly dead, but perhaps put to bed for […]


Siouxsie and the Banshees | A Kiss in the Dreamhouse

On November 5th, 1982, Siouxsie and the Banshees released their firth studio album A Kiss in the Dreamhouse. The album’s cover artworkt and title allude to the Gustav Klimt painting, possibly HP Lovecraft, and a Los Angeles brothel called the “Dreamhouse” that featured “replicas” of the Hollywood stars at the time. The album was the band’s first to […]


Dead Can Dance | The Serpent’s Egg

On October 24th, 1988, 4AD post-punk, ethereal, and world music band Dead Can Dance released their fourth studio album The Serpent’s Egg.  The album’s art features a serpentine river in an aerial photograph where singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Brendan Perry explains:  “In a lot of aerial photographs of the Earth, if you look upon it as a giant […]


Nine Inch Nails | Pretty Hate Machine

On October 20th, 1989 Nine Inch Nails released their iconic debut LP Pretty Hate Machine. The album’s demo was a labor of love produced and recorded in between shifts while singer songwriter Trent Reznor was working nights as a custodian at the Right Track Studio in Cleveland, Ohio. Reznor would then eventually sign to TVT records, self recording the […]


Bauhaus | The Sky’s Gone Out

On October 19th, 1982 the godfathers of goth Bauhaus released their third studio album The Sky’s Gone Out. The album was named after the passage in the final track of LP, which was an exquisite corpse styled collaboration between all band members: Terry sat up and hugged the green army surplus bag around his skinny waist It […]


Cocteau Twins | Four-Calendar Cafe

On October 18th, 1993, Cocteau Twins released their 7th studio album Four-Calendar Cafe, which was named after William Least Heat-Moon‘s book Blue Highways, where the author rates the quality of a restaurant by the amount of calendars it has hanging on it’s walls. The album was a departure in sound with it’s more pop oriented melodies, continuing […]

By Frank Deserto

Pieter Nooten and Michael Brook | Sleeps With the Fishes

On October 12th, 1987, Pieter Nooten and Michael Brook released the sublime Sleeps With the Fishes on 4AD. Perhaps the most underrated record in the classic 4AD oeuvre, Sleeps With the Fishes is a gorgeous, ephemeral album that serves as a sister record to Clan of Xymox‘s Medusa, released in 1986. The album was originally conceived to be […]


Einstürzende Neubauten | Kollaps

On October 5th, 1981 West Berlin’s pioneers of Industrial Music Einstürzende Neubauten (Collapsing New Buildings) released their first official studio album Kollaps. Prior to Kollaps, the band had released the live to tape cassette  Stahlmusik—which despite being unconventionally recorded live in a pillar in Stadtautobahn Bridge—was more conventional a record than Kollaps, which saw percussionists N.U. Unruh, and F.M. Einheit incorporate […]