Padot na Vizantija (The Fall of the Byzantium in English) were one of the leading lights in the Yugoslavian post-punk scene. Singer Goran Trajkoski went on to participate in two legendary projects: Anastasia and Mizar (for a short tenure).
Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis died on this day 37 years ago. Time flies.
Die Haut were a German post-punk band who were active during the 1980s and 90s. They collaborated with such luminaries as Nick Cave and Blixa Bargeld, but go full-on swamp blues here with Lydia Lunch.
I couldn’t find anything on Orchestre Rouge in English, but the French band were among the best post-punk groups France ever produced.
Seeing that today is the Ides of March, the day Julius Caesar was turned into a pin cushion by a creepy cadre of senators, it’s appropriate to celebrate the day by highlighting a recent release by former Siouxsie and The Banshees bassist Steven Severin.
Ukryte Zalety Systemu is an incredible post-punk band out of Poland who maintain the spirit of the genre’s heyday in the early 1980s.
Wonderful news for Durutti Column fans! Factory Benelux has given the royal treatment to the band’s Factory Records live album, which was the first work of theirs I ever heard. The set has been expanded to three CDs, which includes archive material as well as a DVD of the concert, which was held in Japan …
Bauhaus bassist David J collaborated with an original member of the Bauhaus movement, painter and poet René Halkett, for this rather interesting collaboration.
Geometric Vision are a post-punk band out of Naples, Italy whose grungy sound fits their home terrain rather fittingly.
Never doubt The Swans, even if we’re enduring a tough love.