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gothdaze album sounds great lovin it big fan of this band from back in the old days i use to talk to troy all the time when they use to play the pyramid in NYC and also the bank brings back great memories of the early goth scene NYC miss those days...hopefully i will see you at qxts NJ..
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Entleiber 'tis the season of the chilly, ghostly goth rock. Atmospheric and dreamy work, much appreciated. There are some moments, like in the title track or in 'Rusted 20', when vocals and synth align so perfectly it lifts you off the ground, creating that mysterious bliss that leaves you high long after you stopped listening. Favorite track: Perfumes and Fripperies.
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    Gatefold with 4 page lyric sheet and liner notes. Includes additional track - Rusted (Hz Healer Mix feat. Caroline Blind)

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Daisy 05:40
Hammer Hall 03:58
Marry Me 03:55
Break Me Not 04:21
Rusted 20 04:48
Big Empty 03:43
Figurine 04:29


After forming in the mid'80s, The Wake earned numerous critical accolades as part of the so called "second wave" of goth in the early '90s. Through their releases, appearances on a myriad of compilations, and extensive touring through out the '90s, The Wake secured a place in goth and roll history.

Now, almost 25 years since their last full length album, The Wake release another readymade goth classic - Perfumes and Fripperies.

"Here - dark, uneasy truths are revealed, fate and resolution come to terms, whispering dreams and memories dance in the moon light... there will be no sleep tonight."

Recorded over many months in different locations and various circumstances in the band’s native Ohio, the album comes together to speak with one voice. Enhanced no doubt, by the mix provided by Matt Hagberg at VMS in Columbus, OH and mastering by Emily Lazar at The Lodge in NYC.


released October 30, 2020

All songs written and recorded by The Wake
Recorded at Blaylox Studios, Suma Recording Studio, and VMS
Final mix by Matt Hagberg @ VMS
Mastering by Emily Lazar @ The Lodge NYC assisted by Chris Allgood
2nd guitar on "Everthing (feat. Wolfie)" by David Wolfenden
2nd vocal on "Rusted (Hz Healer Mix feat. Caroline Blind)" by Caroline Blind
Design: Blaylox Arts
Cover art: adapted from Fiona Hall's "Vaporized"
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The Wake is an American gothic rock band.

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