Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Continuing on my dark psych influenced obsession.

Flesh For Lulu-Coming Down

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Black Angel's Death Song

A friend has been trying to turn me onto darker psych lately. I've always been a fan of The Velvet Underground but his taste extends further into such territory. I consider myself pretty anti counter-culture so the depraved movements of heroin and bondage inspired psychadelia I can dig on. This has prompted me to revisit Love and Rockets quite a bit lately. I'm also leaving all of you with some music by a relatively new band named "Singapore Sling"(pictured above).

Love and Rockets-The Light

Singapore Sling-Godman

Singapore Sling-Martian Arts


Beautiful flyer design by Anthony Stanford, who happens to DJ with me at Black Friday.

So young but so cold

Most of my music choices tend to evoke a colder atmosphere but its actually freezing in Dallas for once. I always fall back in love with life during these frigid months. The winter always lends itself to our dreams, our longings, our occasional loneliness, and our passions. At least it seems that way to me.

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.”

-Andrew Wyth

Asylum Party-Winter

The Chameleons-Less Than Human

Neutral Project-Nuit D' Automne

The Essence-A Reflected Dream

The Esseence-Ice

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Another one from Sad Lovers and Giants. Acoustic+Synth kinda kills me.

Download: Sad Lovers and Giants-Restless

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Grief, Anguish, Personal Conflict

I'm leaving all of you with a few of my most emotionally appealing records of late. While the lyrical content may or may not be personally relevant, the beauty and melancholy in these few pieces of music certainly is.

First are two somewhat sad but passionate records by the psychedelic influenced post-punk act "Sad Lovers and Giants"(whose whole catalog I recommend).

Download: Sad Lovers and Giants-Your Skin and Mine

Download: Sad Lovers and Giants-Things We Never Did

The next is a piece by goth/dreampop all-star act "This Mortal Coil". A good number of people recorded under the name but this is essentially a Cocteau Twins record. All be it a cover of an earlier Modern English record, who happens to be one of my favorite post punk acts of all time.

Download: This Mortal Coil-Sixteen Days/Gathering Dust

Download: This Mortal Coil-Sixteen Days(Reprise)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Wake

This act has consisted of a large part of my recent listening. This will resonate quite heavily with New Order and Joy Division fans. Considering they were a Factory act, little else needs to be said.

Read more about "The Wake"

Their first 2 albums are highly recommended. I'm leaving you guys with two downloads. One very akin to their Joy Division/New Order vibe and something far different that leans more towards Goth rock.(think Sisters of Mercy or Red Lorry Yellow Lorry)

Download The Wake-Old Men

Download The Wake-Nazarene

P.S. I had a Halloween mixtape floating around. Here it is for those of you that missed it!

Download Danse Macabre Pt. 2: The Halloween Mix

1.Siouxsie and The Banshees-Halloween
2.Twisted Nerve-Medusa
3.Clair Obscur-Toundra
4.Skeletal Family-She Cries Alone
5.Xmal Deutschland-Qual(12" Rmx)
6.Bauhaus-Bela Lugosi's Dead
8.Alien Sex Fiend-Dead and Re-Buried
9.A Place to Bury Strangers-To Fix The Gash In Your Head
10.Red Lorry Yellow Lorry-Spinning Round-(12" Crash Mix)
11.The Comateens-Munsters Theme
12.Ministry-I'm Falling(1980 Alternate Mix)
13.Neon-Information of Death
14.Opera De Nuit-L'appel Du Froid
15.45 Grave-Evil
16.The Horrors-Jack The Ripper

Monday, October 5, 2009

Various updates

I've been on hiatus, sorry. Well it's October, that means I can come out of my cave after hiding from the misery of a 100 degree summer. Yes, I'm one of those freaks that revels in the oncoming of Halloween like it's Christmas. Draped in black or no, I've always been that way. I'm spending a great deal of time lurking down the aisles of local stores looking through decorations. My interior decor will probably consist of nothing but cheap skulls and fake gravestones by the end of the month.

Anyways Music, Fashion, and the occasional book and film are still the name of the game for Dead and Re-Buried, so here's some recent purchases, wants, inspiration, and going ons.

Shoe Purchases:

If I can find someone to grab me these Jimmy Choo for H&M combats I think I'll be happy for awhile.

I'm addicted to draped pieces.

I've had this Oak sleeveless wrap for awhile. It's a staple piece in my wardrobe:

I need about ten more or this one by Rochambeau:

I'm also looking for the perfect motorcycle jacket this fall. I've grown a bit tired of mine. Suggestions are welcome.

The line up also consists of a Cape or Cloak for Halloween or just you know, whenever. Yes, I've been reading a lot of Anne Rice and listening to The Damned.

Dave Vanian trumps Nick Cave for Idol worship.

Music obsession for the past couple months has centered almost solely on Cold-Wave.

Asylum Party probably being my favorite band of the movement.

That being said the next installment of Danse Macabre is in the works so expect a new mixtape soon!

Also if you're in the Dallas area don't forget about my new night "Black Fridays" which falls on the 9th, 23rd, and Devil's Night(The night before Halloween) this month!

Monday, August 31, 2009

New music you should be listening to


Ipso Facto are 3 girls leading up the whole "Nu-Grave" or Goth revival in the UK right now. They share a similar vibe to "The Horrors" in that they sound like this amalgamation of mod, goth, and garage rock.

Ipso Facto-Baulderdash


A Place to Bury Strangers bring Sonic Youth and The Jesus and Mary Chain to mind. Another modern Shoegaze act but there's definitely some darker influences here. Not your typical indie band fraf.

A Place to Bury Stranges-She Dies

The Big Pink have come shining through from one of my favorite labels of all time, 4AD. They've given us acts such as Cocteau Twins, Bauhaus, The Pixies, and have done a good job of remaining quite pertinent throughout the years. The Big Pink goes the way of more current trends in music by incorporating recognizable electronic sounds and what is generally a normal vocal styling these days. Granted these guys tend to be a bit moodier and just far more listenable and original than a lot of big acts throughout the past year. They're definitely showing a lot of promise.

I pretty much thought Cure covers just had to stop a long time ago, but low and behold these guys have given the cover game some saving grace.

The Big Pink-Love Song

Friday, August 14, 2009

Body to Body

First off I have to credit Tommyboy for having the first blog to pick up on this act. Secondly, Tommy holds a lot of talent and you can credit him for the visual genius in the above video.

Tense is a Texas act hailing out of Houston. Yes, I was surprised too because these guys are churning out some amazing EBM(Electronic Body Music) or what most of you would know as Industrial. Think early Ministry or A Split Second. The drums, synths, and vocal stylings harken back to a much colder age of early to mid 80's club music. This was the "Goth" of Kraftwerk fans and those prone to the brutal dances and rhythms of what seems like music encased in steel. That being said, you will find subtle hints of romanticism in such music or what seems like some slight remnant of 80's New-Wave.

Audio is available for download on Tommyboy's blog and here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Danse Macabre Pt.1

The first part of my new mixtape series!

Download Here

1.The Smiths-How Soon Is Now
2.Cocteau Twins-Wax and Wayne
3.Suicide-Ghost Rider(Pocketknifes Torn Bowery Blazer Rmx)
4.Siouxsie and The Banshees-Redlight
5.Nine Inch Nails-Down In It
6.Cyberaktif-Nothing Stays
7.Klinik-Talking To A Stranger
8.Siouxsie and The Banshees-Lunar Camel
9.The Cure-Faith
11.Various Production-The World Is Gone/Dead Can Dance-Song of Sophia
12.The Raveonettes-Lust(Trentmoeller Rmx)
13.Portishead-We Carry On
15.Depeche Mode-Behind The Wheel(Shep Pettibone Rmx)
16.Siouxsie and The Banshees-Cities In Dust(Eruption Mix)
17.Foals-Electric Bloom
18.Trisomie 21-Night Fly
20.Q Lazarus-Goodbye Horses
21.The Cure-Lament
22.Modern English-Grief

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Devil Might Steady

I've just completed my first DJ edit. Expect more simple edits like this as I learn the nuances of Ableton a bit more.

Cocteau Twins-Wax and Wane(KeithP DJ Edit)

Permanent download available on my myspace profile.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Music Without Tears

Here's a mixtape from one of my favorite DJ's and producers in the states, Passions. It's been out for a bit but I'm wanting to make sure it gets out to anyone who may have missed it. Music ranges from post punk, goth, industrial, to Nu-Grave.


Passions-Music Without Tears

Tracklist for Music Without Tears:

01. UK Decay – Unexpected Guest
02. Micron63 – No Divide
03. Joy Division – Means To An End
04. Pylon – Danger
05. Public Image Limited – Annalisa
06. Nitzer Ebb – Join In The Chant
07. Nine Inch Nails – Ringfinger
08. Passions – Sentiment (Instrumental)
09. Death In June – Fields
10. Cabaret Voltaire – Landslide
11. SPK – A Heart That Breaks (In No Time And Place)
12. Ulterior – Weapons (Zlaya Remix)
13. New Order – 586 (Peel Sessions Version)
14. Death In June – The Calling Mk II
15. Black Strobe – Innerstrings (No Shuffle Mix)
16. Micron63 – Death Is Colder Than Love
17. Huoratron – Corporate Occult (Passions Remix)
18. Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop
19. Throbbing Gristle – Adrenaline
20. Alien Sex Fiend – Get Into It
21. New Order – Ecstasy
22. Suicide – Mr. Ray
23. Sonic Youth – Killin Yr. Idols
24. Ipso Facto – Baulderdash
25. Damn Arms – The Cormorant
26. Wire – On Returning
27. Oto – Anyway
28. Bauhaus – Dancing
29. The Cure – Primary
30. Passions – Composure (Instrumental)
31. Radiohead – Climbing Up The Walls
32. David Bowie – Subterraneans

Current Inspiration and Trappings

I've been keeping a lot of early Dead Can Dance in rotation lately. If you start with their self titled first album(which I recommend) you'll most likely be able to catch onto the influences and trappings of Joy Division influenced post-punk. I digress though, Dead Can Dance far exceeds the limitations of Peter Hook and co. You'll find neo-classical/neo-folk elements thrown in with banshee like wailing that could be fueled by nothing but emotional anguish.

This Lina Osterman Fall 09 collection is perfect. I've been doing the shredded shirt thing for a bit and they've remained essential pieces to my wardrobe. I'll tend to accompany mine with a leather harness or jacket.

The rest of this editorial is fantastic. Batcave or oldschool goth is channeled perfectly. I've been seeing a lot of this in the fashion world and I'm more than happy with it. Goth's early years remains one of my favorite periods for fashion and music(if you couldn't tell already).

30 Days of Night is a fantastic horror comic read. Never mind the movie if you've seen it, the actual comics themselves portray the intense violence and bleak atmosphere surrounding the stories far better. One installment entitled "Red Snow" stands out as a fun read for people fascinated by Nazis and Communists. Imagine bloodsucking comrades and barbaric, genocidal SS commanders.

I was interviewed about skinny jeans for the Wall Street Journal while in NY as well. The video is pretty fucking hilarious. I have the Siouxsie tee on obviously:

Friday, June 26, 2009

leave of absence

So I've been on an very extended vacation in New York catching up with friends and hunting for fellow creatures who share a general distain for sunlight and color. Apologies that the blog hasn't been kicking into full gear but I'll leave you all with some random links and musings.

My first real outing in New York that encompassed some freak spotting and friend making(as well as reminders of my sexual orientation) took place at: http://www.myspace.com/homesweethomebar

New York goths seem to have a bit more taste in regards to their music and attire if you know what I mean. Highly recommended if you'd like a foray into early Industrial and EBM. Think Ministry's album "Twitch" and quite obscure stuff. You'll see a mixture in ages and demographics at this place. It's quite refreshing.

Also bringing to mind that if you are in the New York area I'll be playing an industrial and goth set this sunday in Brooklyn.

I will always love New York's honoring of the old world. Gothic cathedrals still pierce the sky like mighty reminders of the Christian god's giant phallus.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Smell of Print and Death

I've pretty much given into my inner nerd the last year. I think it was a long fueled obsession with Joseph Campbell's interpretation of mythology and Jungian concepts, or a heart felt passion for the power of symbolism, archetypes, and the shadowy richness of the occult and magick. I crave these stories like I crave food or water. Stories are what sustain us, what shape us, what bring us to terms with and further our understanding of the human condition.

In no literature or fiction is this conveyed any better then in the world of comics. Some bring you into a world shaped by the Ubermensch, the dreary and blood soaked streets of Jack The Ripper's London, or into the very depths of hell itself.

The power of allegory has the ability to change one's life, to help them understand the power of personal will, and with what symbols we channel that power into our world. So in a sense we become the empowered, the superheroes, the gifted in strength or intelligence if we suspend disbelief for a short time and allow ourselves to become enveloped in the world of comics.

Neil Gaiman has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Many of you will know him for work like Coraline but long before Gaiman essentially founded a legacy of comics drenched with Gothic obsessions and reference. 

The Sandman introduces you to the King of Dreams. The character "Dream" is essentially a civil servant for creation. He regulates and maintains the dreams of all living creatures. He's a sad brooding type with a weakness for black clothing and heart break fueled revenge. His family consists of the concepts Death, Destiny, Desire, Despair, and Delirium as actual manifestations. His business dealings take him to Lucifer's domain and into forgotten dimensions. 

I don't wish to say too much but that the content is rather dark. It's not reading for the timid as you'll be introduced to quite a bit of murder, sadomasochism, and sexual fetishes. That makes it the much richer though. Quite honestly this is one of those series that I'll re-read throughout my life.

Spin off series are highly suggested, the most noted being Lucifer.

If you don't know who Alan Moore is or you haven't seen or read any of his work you've probably not been on planet earth long. Moore is a modern pagan priest. No really, I think he actually is. Many describe him as a Gnostic but his love of Crowley and the occult is undeniable. It's referenced in almost ALL of his work and he has alot of fucking work. You've seen The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V for Vendetta, Watchmen etc. Well don't just watch his stuff, read it! He still has a plethora of work that I hope will never be translated to film. The content of some is just too sacred to be brought to screen. The transformation process of discovering your inner God/Goddess isn't going to be done justice by Hollywood.

From Hell is my most recently new found love from Moore's twisted mind. Simple, it's about Jack The Ripper right? This isn't the Jack The Ripper you know. This is a Free Mason, a royal physician, and Theologian. This isn't a man who kills for shits and giggles(and believe me the murders look gruesome on paper). The most famous murderer of all time kills for empowerment, to maintain male dominance, to protect the Masonic brotherhood, to become God. 

Y: The Last Man is what I've been currently reading. I love love love survival, apocalyptic, last man on earth stories. Basic premise is that a plague(thats up for debate) has wiped out all the males(human and animal) on Earth with the exception of a man by the name of "Yorick". He has to figure out 1. how to not be killed my roaming hordes of Amazons 2.how to find his girlfriend and repopulate the planet 3. and if there are any other men besides himself left.

Y shares more in common with the famous novel Earth Abides than it does with I am Legend but expect a fair bit more comedic relief. Regardless, the subject matter is intriguing. How exactly would women remodel the world?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lace, Ruffles, High Collars

I've been delving into the idea of putting a Victorian inspired outfit together. Its been a bit of a hard undertaking considering I can't really try these pieces on. British fashion definitely still has enough Victorian and Edwardian influences left to make it something that won't be relegated to just costume.

Here are some items I've been looking at though:

The shirts haven't been too hard to come by. Considering a tux is essentially a remnant of that era I've been looking through thrift stores to find a good accompanying jacket. Something with tails preferably.

I highly recommend watching just about any Tim Burton film(Sleepy Hollow being one of the best), Interview with the Vampire, and reading Neil Gaiman's Lucifer series for good visualization of how these outfits actually looked on people.

In the meantime I've purchased this to make due for a bit of a simpler outfit. I've been frantically searching for a "gothy" bolo tie after seeing this Bauhaus photo.

Oh and Happy Birthday Siouxsie Sioux!
I've been putting off the prospect of starting a personal blog for a long time. As I find inspiration all the time I wanted a proper place to share it with those who share my interests or are somehow drawn to my dysfunctional taste. 

Welcome to Dead and Re-Buried.