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DJ, critic and raconteur Dave Cantrell has been flying the flag for post-punk and darkwave for nigh on three decades now, mostly through the airwaves of XRAY FM, a non-profit radio station in Portland, OR. His weekly show Songs From Under The Floorboards has turned into one of the station’s keystones, attracting listeners from across the globe thanks to his keen ear for new talent and his deep record collection.
These days, Cantrell has been using his platform for many a good cause, raising money for the station through an annual music festival Out From The Shadows, which has its fifth installment set for the first weekend in April. On the schedule for the event this year are groups like Austin, Texas ensemble Bloody Knives and Portland’s Ritual Veil, among many others.
This year, he’s also putting some of his tireless energy toward the release of Songs From The Floorboards, Vol. 1, a compilation of new and unreleased material from some of the best of the new school of post-punk and darkwave. Out via Accident Prone Records on April 6th, the LP features artists from all over the world, and proceeds from the sale of the record will go to Planned Parenthood. To pique the interest of Paste readers, Cantrell is sharing with us the track from Shadow Age, a Richmond, Virginia ensemble whose sensual, dizzying rumble will be manna for fans of Joy Division and early Slowdive.