We Have a Technical 209: His Name Is

Gridlock
The Mikes in Gridlock-step.

It’s a Q & A episode of We Have A Technical this week, with Patreon backers supplying questions both broad and specific. From drugs to Gridlock, from DJing to Trust Obey, we’re fielding queries dealing with all corners of Our Thing! You ask: we answer. Or at least use your queries as an opportunity to climb aboard some of our favourite hobby-horses. Also, comments on recent shows by Poptone (Tones On Tail, Love & Rockets) and Fever Ray! Don’t forget to rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, or download directly or stream from Spotify or the widget down below.

We Have a Technical 208: Brother Hero

Anna-Varney
Anna-Varney points the bone at you.

This episode of We Have A Technical doubles down on ur-goth realness with discussion of early records by Alien Sex Fiend and Sopor Æternus and the Ensemble of Shadows. What are the roots of goth’s connections to rockabilly? How has Anna-Varney Cantodea gathered such a web of mystery to herself? In addition, we’ve got takes on the new Nine Inch Nails track and a recent live performance from Merzbow, plus all the horsing around you’ve come to expect from the official IDieYouDie.com podcast! Don’t forget to rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, or download directly or stream from Spotify or the widget down below.

We Have a Commentary: The Mission, "God's Own Medicine"


This month’s Patreon-supported bonus podcast is about The Mission’s “God’s Own Medicine”, an important and dare we say controversial entry into the UK goth rock canon. What insights do Alex and Bruce have into the songwriting, arrangement and influences of Wayne Hussey and co’s debut? Listen and find out! Oh, and yes, we do talk about the Sisters a bunch. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, or download directly or stream from Spotify or the widget down below.

We Have a Technical 207: Catch the Taste

WHO WILL ENSURE THE RADIO EDIT OF 'DEEP' IS PRESERVED FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS?

The I Die: You Die podcast takes a somewhat epistemological bent this week, with the issues of the archiving and collecting of dark music being taken up. Has the Internet archived everything from Our Thing? What responsibilities, if any, do we have as collectors? If an obscure futurepop demo arpeggiates in the woods, does it make a sound? Alex and Bruce dig into these issues and recap recent live shows in the PNW on this week’s episode of We Have A Technical! Don’t forget to rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, or download directly or stream from Spotify or the widget down below.

We Have a Technical 206: The Cassingle

Lycia
Lycia: they leave a mark.

We don’t always get a good sense of a band’s ethos and sound at first blush, but what about the cases when we do? This episode of the podcast has us picking five bands who gave us lasting and evocative first impressions from the moment we encountered them. From the purest strains of goth rock to mid aughts club bangers, we’re talking about tunes which tell you everything you need to know about the artists who made them! As always, you can rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, download directly or stream from Spotify or the widget down below.

We Have a Technical 205: As We Get Older

Jean Luc and Front 242: Body Gains for the Body Gods

After settling into the new HQ, the Senior Staff are taking about last weekend’s excellent Front 242 show in Seattle! The elder gods of EBM were on point and the full breakdown is here. Also, in keeping things on an Emerald City tip, DJ Savak stops by the podcast to talk about the four day Mechanismus festival he’s bringing to Seattle. Find more information about Mechanismus Festival at their website, including line-up and ticket information. You can rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, download directly or stream from Spotify or the widget down below.

We Have a Technical 204: Learn to Shut Up

Harsh R
Harsh R

The third installment of Vancouver’s own Verboden fest is in the can, and we’ve got the rundown on all the happenings for you in this week’s episode of We Have A Technical. From the vascular shenanigans of Diesel Dudes, to the new body rocking of Sigsaly, through the experimentalism of Ivory Towers, we have four days of dark music from Cascadia and beyond to discuss! You can rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, download directly or stream from Spotify or the widget down below.

We Have a Commentary: And One, "Anguish"


For this month’s Patreon-supported bonus commentary podcast, Bruce and Alex chat about And One’s 1991 LP Anguish! Speculation runs rampant as our two intrepid hosts jabber about what has made the band so unique, how much of their future is apparent from their very first release and a host of other topics as refracted through the lens of Steve Naghavi and company’s debut album. So get out your metal hammers, and book your ticket on Devil Airlines, because it’s (Crime)time for We Have a Commentary! You can rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, download directly or stream from Spotify or the widget down below.

We Have a Technical 203: Almost Dignified

Running a Train with Sturm Cafe

Smack between the Boy Harsher/Soft Moon and this coming weekend’s Verboden fest, the Senior Staff come together to discuss records by Modern English and Sturm Café…with an absolute minimum of WrestleMania talk, we promise. Does it matter which school post-punk bands attended? Is old school EBM referencing Charlemagne? Find out all that and more on the latest episode of We Have A Technical! You can rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, download directly or stream from Spotify or the widget down below.

We Have A Technical 202: Purple is the Colour

Ritualz Bathed in Red and Blue

On this episode of the podcast, we caught up with JC Lobo of Ritualz at the tail end of a west coast jaunt. We were keen to talk to the Mexico City producer about his new record, Doom, and how it signals a new, more explicitly goth mode of songwriting. We caught the skinny from JC on Mexico’s DIY electronic scene, his personal history with the witch house diaspora, and the importance of sounding “purple”! Also, run-downs of live shows and the unveiling of the triumvirate line-ups of this year’s coast-to-coast Cold Waves Festivals! You can rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, download directly or stream from Spotify or the widget down below.