The Cure, Dead Can Dance, Alien Sex Fiend, and More Feature on Upcoming Darkwave-Coldwave Compilation “No Songs Tomorrow”

Cherry Red Records are preparing to release a 4 CD compilation of darkwave, ethereal rock, and coldwave classics, titled No Songs Tomorrow. The collection – due May 31st – will include songs from 1981 – 1990, featuring artists such as The Cure, Dead Can Dance, Clan Of Xymox, Cocteau Twins, Soft Cell, Tones On Tail, In The Nursery, Attrition, Iron Curtain, Alien Sex Fiend, Cranes, Kirlian Camera, Neon, and more. Find more details in the article below.

As the post-punk dust began to settle, a particular strand of artist began applying a knowingly distant, colder aesthetic to their work. While much of the scene began to be dominated by bigger budget, commercially minded former punk and new wave acts, a darker undercurrent did survive, often more interesting, more dangerous and sexier than anything that could be heard on Top Of The Pops at the time. The first generation of the darkwave movement consisted of bands that were equally influenced by the fractured drama of Depeche Mode, Siouxsie & the Banshees and The Cure as they were by the art damaged experimentation of Cabaret Voltaire, Wire and Throbbing Gristle, always rich in Gothic spirt, societal displacement, urban isolation and sexual energy.

No Songs Tomorrow collects together the true progenitors and risk takers of this Venn diagram scene, each of whom set forth in uncharted territory in the post-punk minefield, expressing parts of themselves others dare not in the truest and darkest of fashions. From familiar names to underground gems and collectables, and painting with a broad international palette, this might be considered a companion piece to several of Cherry Red Records’ previous offerings, Silhouettes And Statues, Close to The Noise Floor, Still In A Dream and Cherry Stars Collide among them. Recommended for late night listening, either home alone or dripping with sweat on a rotting dancefloor.

No Songs Tomorrow trackliisting:
Disc One:
01 The Cure – The Funeral Party
02 Babel 17 – Come Into Hell and Murder Hate
03 Black Tape For A Blue Girl – Within These Walls (2023 Stereo Mix)
04 Days Of Sorrow – Wild World
05 Cocteau Twins – Blood Bitch
06 Lars Falk – See My Friend Fall
07 Rise And Fall Of A Decade – Nothing To Say, Easy To Answer
08  Dead Can Dance – Avatar
09  Executive Slacks – Say It Isn’t So
10  In The Nursery – Lost Prayer
11  Psyche – The Crawler
12  Kas Product – Tina Town
13  Eleven Pond – Tear And Cinnamon
14  Requiem In White – A Prodigal Son

Disc Two:
01  U.V. Pøp – No Songs Tomorrow (Album Version)
02  Soft Cell – Heat
03  Lowlife – From Side To Side
04  Parade Ground – Moans
05  Cranes – Focus Breathe
06  Lycia – From Foam
07  Sad Lovers And Giants – Return To Clocktower Lodge
08  Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop
09  Fra Lippo Lippi – Now and Forever
10  The Essence – Only For You
11  Mittageisen – Automaten (Radio Edit)
12  Beautiful Pea Green Boat – The Screw
13  Autumnfair – Novy Mir
14  Minimal Compact – My Will
15  Cuddly Toys – Pierrot Lunaire (Malice Pt 2)

Disc Three:
01  Clan Of Xymox – Louise (7” Version)
02  Iron Curtain – The Condos
03  Neon – Dark Age (12” Mix)
04  Die Form – Poupée Mécanique
05  Kirlian Camera – Blue Room
06  Danse Society – Danse/Move
07  SS-Say – Care
08  For Against – Amen Yves
09  Heavenly Bodies – Rains On Me
10  Invisible Limits – Demand For Supply
11  Xmal Deutschland – Sickle Moon
12  Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Hand On Heart
13  Little Nemo – City Lights (Long Way)
14  Royal Family & The Poor – Discipline
15  Bushido – High Rise
16  Mankind’s Audio Development – Craving

Disc Four:
01 Attrition – The Last Refuge
02 Two – Picture Frame
03  Soul – Love
04 Alien Sex Fiend – In And Out Of My Mind
05  Museum Of Devotion – Gauge Field
06  Malaria! – You You
07  No More – Suicide Commando
08 Twice A Man – Decay
09  Collection d’Arnell-Andréa – A L’Aurore Assassine
10  The Vyllies – Give Me A Name
11  Bel Canto – Dewy Fields
12  The Arms of Someone New – Every Seventh Wave
13  Single Gun Theory – Exorcise This Wasteland
14  Tones On Tail – Performance (7” Version)
15  Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook – Clouds

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