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Dark Wave or darkwave is a music genre that began in the late 1970s, coinciding with the popularity of New Wave and post-punk. Building on those basic principles, dark wave added dark, introspective lyrics and an undertone of sorrow for some bands. In the 1980s, a subculture developed alongside dark wave music, whose members were called "wavers" or "dark wavers". The British post-punk groups that inspired Gothic rock provided initial impetus for the movement. As a result, dark wave is linked to the Goth subculture.


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CLOCKS - (by Gene Pool Zombie)  Year: 2010
Gene Pool Zombie Clocks is a haunting number that transverses from the ethereal to in your face rock. It juxtaposes people against time and no matter how you try you can't elude it just as death. The clock is menacing and uncaring. This track would be great for building an unavoidable conclusion in film or TV. Female Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave  
531268 5:36 Medium 120   


HEART OF BLACK - (by Anders Manga)  Year: 2015
Anders Manga Piano and electronic based gothic rock ballad about a heart gone cold and numb after love gone wrong. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
741911 3:53 Slow 75   


WORDS FAIL - (by The Valery Trails)  Year: 2012
The Valery Trails Ringing bell-like guitar layered over thumping tom-toms and pulsing bass line. Contemplative lyrics about loss and sadness alternate with plaintive e-bow lines. Would work for “in memoriam” scenes and dramatic scenes of loss and despair. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
607765 4:33 Med Slow 87   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
607764 4:31 Med Slow 87   


EIGHTH & HARRISON - (by Gentry Bronson)  Year: 2009
Gentry Bronson Dark wave, film noir, down tempo, filmographic, dirty street corner indie song featuring deep male vocals, jazz-infused piano & driving acoustic-electro drums perfect for a thriller, dark indie film, urban drama, crime drama, or mood piece like "Breaking Bad," "Mad Men," "Memento" or "Traffic." Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal Version) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
416169 4:19 Very Slow 57   
Variation (Instrumental) - Dangerous, Dark Music
416202 4:27 Very Slow 57   


SLEDGEHAMMER (NLF) - (by Evan Zappa & the Necessity)  Year: 2013
Evan Zappa & the Necessity A thrusting throbbing Lesbianic fantasy of pure love, unfettered by the distilling of fear and ignorance into hate. An authentic demonstration of swallowing a perfect storm and coming out standing on the other side. It's a miracle of survival and it restores my faith in humanity. Female Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full Vocal Version) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
618442 4:06 Medium 128   


VELVET VEIN - (by Wolftooth)  Year: 2015
Wolftooth Dark and haunting rock track with solo strings. Distorted guitars and tom hits sound like something from Velvet Underground. This piece sounds like a heroin junkie going through withdrawals. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
709675 1:11 Med Slow 74   


LISTEN THROUGH WALLS - (by Orko)  Year: 2010
Orko Dark and dreary expression of fear and jealousy of losing someone. Creepy, Angst ridden Vocal and instrumental vibe. Sounds like Cooper Temple Clause, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, The Beatles, Frank Zappa. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
389131 4:26 Very Slow 58   
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
385973 4:26 Very Slow 58   
60sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
389141 1:01 Very Slow 58   


GHOSTS AND GRAVITY - (by The Valery Trails)  Year: 2012
The Valery Trails Roaring, fuzz guitar, with ominous, almost spoken vocals at the start. Cymbals add rolling waves of sound. Gloriously gothic, the ghosts in the lyrics may be real or symbolic – could work for horror or dramatic scenes. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
607754 4:51 Med Fast 135   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
607753 4:53 Med Fast 135   


PRIMITIVE SUFFERING - (by Dean Dunakin)  Year: 2013
Dean Dunakin Dark rock with synths and guitars, about moments in life that just suck to the core. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (vocal version) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
891626 3:26 Med Slow 100   
Variation (instrumental version) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
891625 3:26 Med Slow 100   


I BECAME (INSTRUMENTAL) - (by The Labrets)  Year: 2010
The Labrets Picked Gritty Guitars. UK Indie Rock with Gritty, Dark, Brooding, Grungy vibe. Drums, bass & Male Vocals - Gothic & Emo undertones - sadness, broken relationships, loneliness, death, failure, sorrow, regret, heartbreak etc. Think Velvet Underground, Nick Cave, Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Spiritualised etc. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
492883 3:40 Medium 118   


BLACK SURF - (by Scott Ross)  Year: 2012
Scott Ross A groovy dark instrumental surf rock song with moody and flowing interchanging electric guitar melodies in the verses, and powerful rhythms in the chorus sections. Lots of that surf reverb and vibe. Great for a dark spaghetti western, dark comedy, futuristic road trip or an apocalypse setting. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
558943 3:14 Med Slow 100   
Variation (No Organ) - Science Fiction, Space Rock
558945 3:14 Med Slow 100   


SATANS WITCHES BREW (NLF - DJ Z80 REMIX) - (by Evan Zappa & the Necessity)  Year: 2013
Evan Zappa & the Necessity A stunning remix by the seriously gifted DJ Z80 that accentuates the purity of this unadulterated and shameless story of materialism and lack of remorse in all of its egotistical splendor. A confessional masterpiece, Female Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave  Caution: Explicit Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full Vocal Remix Version) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
618446 3:03 Very Slow 49   


SOMETHING STRONGER - (by Vagabond Beach)  Year: 2014
Vagabond Beach A somewhat dark indie rock song about addiction and hard times ala NIN, MC5, Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine. Simple percussion, stripped down grunge guitars, introspective lyrics with fiery male vocals. Great for heavy dramatic scenes involving drug use/alcoholism etc. Instrumental available. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
659441 2:18 Medium 126   
Variation - Action, Theme Crime
659979 2:19 Medium 121   


HOUSE OF SHAME (NLF) - (by Evan Zappa & the Necessity)  Year: 2013
Evan Zappa & the Necessity Symphonic Brass Ecstasy on the sour side-updating House of Rising Sun from female perspective-significant plot changes. Protagonist’s life fails when lover leaves- walls of house drip daily with her painful existence…and yet it makes you want to dance and rejoice! Female Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full Vocal Version) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
618445 3:25 Med Fast 140   


LUNA - (by Ludwig Amadeus)  Year: 2014
Ludwig Amadeus A spooky atmospheric drum n bass track with a unique live drum sound, Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
664421 2:51 Fast 150   
Variation (Instrumental) - UK Bass, DnB
664420 2:51 Fast 150   


YOU (INST.) - (by Steve Taylor)  Year: 2010
Steve Taylor Dark and emotional, but playful rock track with heavy keyboard,synth playing over electric guitar, bass, and drums Sounds like Train. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
396332 2:35 Medium 106   
60sec - Pop, Pop Music
396333 1:00 Medium 106   
30sec - Pop, Pop Music
396314 0:30 Medium 106   
15sec - Pop, Pop Music
396334 0:15 Medium 106   
Ident - Pop, Pop Music
396335 0:08 Medium 106   


TRAINWRECK (NLF) - (by Evan Zappa & the Necessity)  Year: 2013
Evan Zappa & the Necessity Trainwreck is an avalanche of controlled chaos, a cacophony of atom splitting held within the tightly clenched fist of the sound gods, a powerful blending of Evanescence, Garbage & NIN reaching deep within the very soul of mortality, grasping at the very essence of what it means to be human, Female Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full Vocal Version) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
618444 3:29 Med Slow 95   


NO WAY OUT - (by Zander Sekhri)  Year: 2013
Zander Sekhri Slow, dark, moody track with foreboding ambiance created by punchy, muted guitars/bass, subtle pounding drums and choppy cellos. Textures created by guitar feedback add dark ambiance and extra fear. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
614211 0:45 Medium 121   


DARK - (by Roman Vorster)  Year: 2015
Roman Vorster Cold and Dark atmosphere. Dark and very melodically guitar sounds and strong modern rhythm. Reference artists is Massive attack and UNKLE. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave  
767521 2:19 Very Slow   


LOCK ME AWAY - (by Gentry Bronson)  Year: 2003
Gentry Bronson A haunting song let by a pleading male vocal singing about being trapped surrounded by ethereal strings, a bluesy piano & bass, with a melancholy melodic saxophone accentuating the story until the drums come in at the climax before the song fades, Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full track with vocals) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
861317 3:52 Med Slow 81   


RITUAL - (by White Blush)  Year: 2015
White Blush Awesome and driving bass and electric guitar melodies with lush and layered synths, epic feel, gothic, great for dramatic scenes, running, action, sci-fi, coldwave, dark wave, otherworldly industrial feel. Trent Reznor, American Horror Story, Girl with Dragon Tattoo,, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave  
722028 2:55 Fast 160   


SPIRALS - (by Cauchemar)  Year: 2015
Cauchemar Shimmering keyboards, piercing synthetics, and emotive melodies characterize 'Spirals'; highly influenced by synthpop and modern electronica, yet with a touch of both futuristic experimentation and 80s darkwave aesthetics included as well. Perfect for high-tech marketing environments. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
713630 4:22 Med Slow 88   


SUNSET STRIP - (by Eric Bode)  Year: 2016
Eric Bode Cool as a cucumber 80s influenced synth pop. Featuring a dark swaggering bass line and driving drums, Sunset Strip is a tribute to 80s darkwave with a modern twist. Perfect for tech/automotive, sports, games, etc, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
(Pending) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
811519 2:09 Med Slow 90   


FLUTTER WALTZ - (by Toby Tune)  Year: 2015
Toby Tune A flutter flute starts of this 3/4 piece, being joined by a sax and oboe along with brushes on drums. Swarming strings plays in the background. A strange bridge with voices plays for a bit. Another very unusual song that is hard to fit into any specific genre'. Play it with your picture and see what, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
743950 2:49 Med Slow 80   


DARK TRAILS (1980S ACTION ELECTRONIC MUSIC) - (by Evan Oxhorn)  Year: 2019
Evan Oxhorn A cinematic electronic synthwave track perfect for retro action scenes. This dramatic, energetic vaporwave song would fit well with a game full of suspense and adventure. It feels 1980s and nostalgic. This driving song would also work as overhead music or in a tv show or movie trailer. Instrumental, Indie Rock, New Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Indie Rock, New Wave
943245 1:02 Medium 120   
30sec - Pop, 80's Pop
943243 0:31 Medium 120   
15sec - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
943242 0:17 Medium 120   
Stinger - Indie Rock, New Wave
943244 0:05 Medium   


MIDNIGHT LOVE - (by Evan Oxhorn)  Year: 2019
Evan Oxhorn A cinematic electronic synthwave track perfect for retro action scenes. This dramatic, energetic vaporwave song would fit well with a game full of suspense and adventure. It feels 1980s and nostalgic. This driving song would also work as overhead music or in a tv show or movie trailer. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
963288 2:17 Med Slow 81   
Variation A (Drum and Bass Mix) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
963285 2:16 Med Slow 81   
Variation B (No Drums) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
963287 2:18 Med Slow   
60sec - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
963283 1:00 Med Slow 81   
30sec - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
963284 0:31 Med Slow 81   
Stinger - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
963286 0:06 Med Slow 93   


NEON HIGHWAY - (by Evan Oxhorn)  Year: 2019
Evan Oxhorn An upbeat synthwave rock track. This inspirational retro adventure is fast, energetic and driving. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
963663 2:36 Medium 137   
Variation A (Drum and Bass Mix) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
963660 2:10 Medium 137   
Variation B (No drums) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
963662 2:13 Medium 137   
60sec A - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
963657 1:01 Medium 137   
60sec B - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
963658 1:02 Medium 137   
30sec - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
963659 0:32 Medium 91   
Stinger - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
963661 0:07 Medium   


HAPPINESS - (by Daren Rauer)  Year: 2020
Daren Rauer This gritty lo-fi track features eerie male vocals layered with dreamy falsetto that swirls around and subtly builds. Perfect for dark, gritty and daintily haunting scenes, or all multimedia endeavors. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
999078 3:31 Medium 120   


EYES NEVER LIE - (by Daren Rauer)  Year: 2020
Daren Rauer Mid tempo moody dark wave, featuring alluring male vocals. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
1004738 4:34 Med Slow 88   


80S SCI-FI ACTION UNDERSCORE - (by Matthew Reid)  Year: 2019
Matthew Reid A pulsing, percolating synth and drum driven throwback piece to 80s dark thrillers and sci-fi. A chugging guitar enters in the bridge. Good background for tense moments of action for all your nostalgia, parody or retro-future moments. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
950469 2:04 Medium 127   
Variation (no drums) - Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Chase
950467 2:04 Medium 127   
Stem (rhythm) - Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Chase
950468 2:04 Medium 127   


HIGH STAKES - (by PJ Tobin)  Year: 2018
PJ Tobin Pleading cry to stand up and be a man. Big synth underbelly allows a strong vocal and guitar sit on top. Suit that needed moment of encouragement. Sounds likes The National. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full vocal version) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
904626 3:07 Medium 122   
Variation (Instrumental Version) - Dramatic, Calm Edgy
911346 3:07 Medium 122   


NANO - (by digitalTRAFFIC)  Year: 2008
digitalTRAFFIC Electronica instrumental with dark undertone synth layers. Sci-fi sounds and atmospheric soundscape. Mesmerizing, thoughtful and beautifully bizarre. Ideal for video games, hi-tech corporate imaging projects, futuristic scenes and storylines. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
409728 4:38 Very Slow 54   


ANYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW - (by Clyde Rosencrance)  Year: 2013
Clyde Rosencrance A dark sort of love song that offers an introspective look into the self-doubt one might have with the promise of devotion and forthrightness. Doubt that the feelings may be mutual or even genuine, the story describes the passion one can have towards another even when there is insecurity. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
585142 3:40 Med Fast 147   
Full Track - Rock, Melodic Rock
585134 3:40 Med Fast 147   


THE SIZZLER - (by Somewhere Between Here and There)  Year: 2011
Somewhere Between Here and There Building, Assertive, Prosperous, Aggressive, Dramatic, and Dark, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
469361 4:44 Med Slow 95   


DREAMING - (by Davide Melis)  Year: 2017
Davide Melis A time-to-travel track, or rather the soundtrack of a dream with ethereal atmospheres, voices and electric guitar riff gives you the feeling of going far and away. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Ethereal atmosphere) - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
873586 3:25 Med Slow 103   


THROUGH A CHINK TOO WIDE COMES NO WONDER - (by Old Sock)  Year: 2016
Old Sock A bass-driven piece of progressive rock/dance fusion, repetitious with foreboding and threat and a growling synth sound. Use with motorcycles travelling speed drugs danger nighclubs. Ends with overwhelming sense of dark power. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
809913 3:21 Med Fast 138   


PALAZZO - (by Echo Basement)  Year: 2016
Echo Basement Dark waltz, with passionate vocals and a post-rock instrumental ending with flute melody. 1980s style, with great outbursts. Works well for dark bar scenes, indie movies, or chasing scenes. For "sick" drama movies or/and desperate love - romance films, Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
794881 4:51 Slow   


1 MINUTE SONG - (by Danny Devitto)  Year: 2019
Danny Devitto short 1 minute dark song maybe suit a segment of a game, Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
969460 1:00 Med Slow   


NEVER GIVE UP - (by Danny Devitto)  Year: 2019
Danny Devitto dark but fun animated song based around the lyric "Never Give Up" Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
970429 2:44 Med Fast 130   


WATCH OUT - (by Raven)  Year: 2017
Raven A sinister tale about a black widow who savagely preys upon the vulnerabilities of her "many" men. Features female vocal, haunting synths and guitar. Great for a sinister plot movie or a dark film. Female Vocals, Indie Rock, Dark Wave
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Dark Wave
848926 3:15 Medium 109   

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