Someone told me recently that I needed to learn more about goth music. He said it in a way that implied that I had wimped out somehow. Sorry I’m not the smol goth gf of your dreams. I only know 80’s musical subcultures as a tourist. I’m too young to remember a time when gothness wasn’t something you could purchase in a starter pack at the mall. But am I intrigued by people who like to fester and smoke aggressively while wearing black? As fuck. I’m about halfway to having the angst and the aesthetic to fit right in, except that I’ve never smoked. Anyway, here’s Sisters of Mercy.