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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,[1] dark wave added dark, introspective lyrics and an undertone of sorrow for some bands. In the 1980s, a subculture developed primarily in Europe alongside dark wave music, whose members were called “wavers”[2][3]or “dark wavers”.[4][5] In some countries such as Germany, these terms also included fans of gothic rock (so-called “trad-goths”).