On October 5th, Eddie Wuebben of Sextile passed away. In Sextile, in addition to playing guitar, Eddie was known for his excellent synth performances utilizing vintage Korg MS-10s and MS-20s, which helped the band conjure a fusion of EBM and Synth-Punk, that authentically evoked the visceral vibes of late 70s and early 80s Post-Punk on the band’s 2015 debut LP A Thousand Hands, and its fantastic follow-up in 2017, Albeit Living.
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As some of you may have heard by now, Eddie Wuebben, original founding member of Sextile has passed away at the age of 29 on Saturday night Oct 5th 2019. He was someone we were all proud to call a friend. A true light that shined for anyone who met him. Melissa is organizing an L.A. Memorial tentatively scheduled for Oct 26th, ALL whom Eddie impacted their lives are welcomed to come (more details TBA). Please visit the GoFundMe link in bio to donate to his Funeral & Memorial. Would really appreciate to hear Eddie stories in the comments. Rest in Power our hilarious, Gemini, energetic, positive, handsome, talented friend Eddie Wuebben. We love you so much Eddie. ❤️
Sextile was referred to Post-Punk.com from the very beginning, with one recommendation coming from none other than The Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez, who hand picked the band to join him on tour in 2016.
Our Editor Alex Baker, had this to say about Eddie after learning about his passing:
“I met Eddie in February of 2018 at a Sextile concert in Berlin. I was coming down with the worst flu of my life, and struggling to film an interview with the band that ultimately had to be scrapped.
During the filming, Eddie went beyond being kind, and gave me some of the most sincere and sweet words of encouragement—words that keep me going in supporting the music in a very tough industry…words that stick with me to this day.
I did not really know Eddie, but this seems to have been the common thread in the experiences of those who had met him.”
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 10th, 1990, Eddie being an integral part of the California post-punk music scene for over the past decade, and many artists and musicians from the area have been sharing their stories of Eddie in remembrance of his heart and good character.
Eddie is survived by his wife Caitlin, his mom Lisa, sister Kristina, and twin brother Joe, all of whom are currently trying to raise funds for his funeral costs.
For those who wish to contribute to Eddie’s send off, you can do so here: