This week sees the release of Anastasis, the first album in 16 years from goth icons and 4AD mainstays Dead Can Dance. This is pretty exciting news for those of us who enjoyed the duo’s signature spookily atmospheric sound the first time round, even if in all honesty the new album doesn’t quite reach the heights that Dead Can Dance scaled in the ’80s and early ’90s. Still, we’re glad to see them back, and apart from how little their sound has changed, the other thing we couldn’t help noticing how little their appearance has changed. This got us thinking about what some of our other favorite goth and goth-related icons might look like these days — after all, there are few genres to which aesthetics are so important. We got to searching for some pictures, and the results are after the jump.
Dead Can Dance
Frankly, if we look as good at 51 as Lisa Gerrard does, we’ll be pretty happy with the way that life’s turned out. (We promise that we won’t be rocking a grey goatee like Brendan Perry, though.)