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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

mp3: new SALEM | "King Night"



Here's the massive opener/title track from SALEM's King Night, out September 28 on IAMSOUND Records:

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SALEM :: King Night

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Monday, June 07, 2010

king night



SALEM's King Night (album art pictured) is out September 28 on IAMSOUND Records. Here's last year's 7" version of album track "Frost," although we hear the new versions of the older material benefited greatly from Dave Sardy's mixing. Tracklist after the jump...

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SALEM :: frost

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SALEM :: King Knight

01 King Night
02 Asia
03 Frost
04 Sick
05 Release Da Boar
06 Trapdoor
07 Redlights
08 Hound
09 Traxx
10 Tair
11 Killer

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

photos: the xx / jj / SALEM | Young Turks showcase SXSW 2010



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NBA star / sandwich blogger Matt Bonner

[photos by David]

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MtyMx Fest 2010 full schedule + lineup additions

A few updates on Todd P's epic, all-ages three-day MtyMx Fest in Monterrey, Mexico at Autocinema Las Torres: Recent additions to the already massive lineup include LIARS, HEALTH, Los Planetas, Sun Araw, the Mantles, MNDR, Twin Sister, Teenage Cool Kids, and more (full lineup + set times after the jump). We've also been informed that tickets will be available on a daily basis at the door for $15 USD (200 pesos), or you can get tix now here. Tent rentals are now available for reservation by emailing Mtymxtent@gmail.com, and the fest will be providing buses between Austin and Monterrey leaving Friday night/Saturday morning (3/20) at 2am and running every four hours until 6pm on Tuesday (3/23) (contact MtyMxbus@gmail.com to purchase tickets specifying which days you will be traveling in the text of the email). More info on lodging -- including rooms at Hotel Fundador in the historic colonial “Barrio Antiguo” of Monterrey -- and general info can be found at the MtyMx Fest site ("To reserve a room, simply send an email to mtymxhotel@gmail.com with the type of room/bed you are looking for and which dates, both in the subject line"). Check the expanded festival lineup + full schedule after the jump...

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| SATURDAY MARCH 20th @ AUTOCINEMA LAS TORRES |

:: 11:30 - LOS PLANETAS (Spain)
:: 11pm - DAN DEACON
:: 10:30 - ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE (Japan)
:: 10pm - CHIKITA VIOLENTA (Mexico)
:: 9:30 - TELEPATHE
:: 9pm - QUIERO CLUB (Mexico)
:: 8:30 - Das Racist
:: 8pm - Toro Y Moi
:: 7:30 - Lázaro Valiente (Mexico)
:: 7pm - Male Bonding (UK)
:: 6:30 - Hunx and his Punx
:: 6pm - El Resplandor (Mexico)
:: 5:30 - Wet Hair
:: 5pm - Pocahaunted
:: 4:30 - Soho Riots (Mexico)
:: 4pm - Teengirl Fantasy
:: 3:30 - The Carrots
:: 3pm - Yo! Linares (Mexico)
:: 2:30 - Explode Into Colors
:: 2pm - The Coathangers
:: 1:30 - Kría Brekkan -------- of múm / Storsveit Nix Noltes (tentative)
:: 1pm - Anamanguchi
:: 12.30 - Videohippos
:: 12pm - Drawlings
:: 11:30 - Adventure
:: 11am - Le Macabre Party (Mexico)
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:: 1:30 - Aa
:: 2am - Sun Araw
:: 2:30 - Young Prisms
:: 3am - Campfires
:: 3:30 - Ringo Deathstarr



| SUNDAY MARCH 21st @ AUTOCINEMA LAS TORRES|

:: 11:30 - ANDREW WK
:: 11pm - FUCKED UP (Canada)
:: 10:30 - INDIAN JEWELRY
:: 10pm - WASHED OUT
:: 9:30 - GRANT HART -------- of Hüsker Dü
:: 9pm - LOS FANCY FREE (Mexico)
:: 8:30 - Tanlines
:: 8pm - Small Black
:: 7:30 - Los Margaritos (Mexico)
:: 7pm - Chinese Stars
:: 6:30 - Banjo or Freakout! (UK)
:: 6pm - The Wave Pictures (UK)
:: 5:30 - Talk Normal
:: 5pm - The Beets
:: 4:30 - XYX (Mexico)
:: 4pm - So Cow (Ireland)
:: 3:30 - Beach Fossils
:: 3pm - Antoine Reverb (Mexico)
:: 2:30 - The Bitters (Canada)
:: 2pm - TV Ghost
:: 1:30 - Los Llamarada (Mexico)
:: 1pm - Total Abuse
:: 12:30 - Coasting
:: 12pm - Cloud Nothings
:: 11:30 - White Ninja (Mexico)
:: 11am - Piyama Party (Mexico)
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:: 10am - Modern Dance from Mexico and USA curated Estrella Sanza of
Los Llamarada and Busy Gagnes of Telepathe
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:: 12:30 - MNDR
:: 1am - The Mantles
:: 1:30 - Teeth Mountain
:: 2am - TBA
:: 2:30 - Twin Sister


| MONDAY MARCH 22nd @ AUTOCINEMA LAS TORRES |

:: 12am - LIARS
:: 11:30 - NO AGE
:: 11am - NEON INDIAN (Texas/Mexico)
:: 10:30 - Ratas del Vaticano (Mexico)
:: 10pm - THEE OH SEES
:: 9:30 - Lemonade
:: 9pm - BamBam (Mexico)
:: 8:30 - Lucky Dragons
:: 8pm - Liturgy
:: 7:30 - Jóvenes y Sexys (Venezuela)
:: 7pm - Salem
:: 6:30 - DD/MM/YYYY (Canada)
:: 6pm - Alexico (Mexico)
:: 5:30 - Best Fwends (Texas)
:: 5pm - Sandwitches
:: 4:30 - Mockinpott (Mexico)
:: 4pm - Fergus and Geronimo (Texas)
:: 3:30 - Big Troubles
:: 3pm - HEALTH (Rhinoceropolis)
:: 2:30 - Pictureplane (Rhinoceropolis)
:: 2pm - Gauntlet Hair (Rhinoceropolis)
:: 1:30 - Tearist (Rhinoceropolis)
:: 1pm - Josephine and the Mousepeople (Rhinoceropolis)
:: 12:30 - HIGH PLACES (Rhinoceropolis)
:: 12pm - Mentira Mentira (Mexico)
:: 11:30 - Sr. Amable & Mr. Racoon (Mexico)
:: 11am - Baths
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:: 10am - Bilingual Girls-Only Drum Workshop hosted by Tom Tom Magazine
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:: 1:30 - Air Waves
:: 2am - Fluffy Lumbers
:: 2:30 - Lawrence Arabia
:: 3am - Teenage Cool Kids (Texas)
:: 3:30 - TBA

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

new SALEM :: "babydaddy"



The latest entry in the Fader's 7" series features new, unreleased tracks from SALEM + Tanlines; take a listen to SALEM's gloomy, mildly depressing (but still kind of beautiful) contribution below, and hit up the Fader to hear Tanlines' side. And while you're there, grab the mp3s and enter to win a copy of the 7", which is limited to 500 copies.








SALEM :: babydaddy

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Monday, December 07, 2009

mp3: new remixes from Memory Tapes, SALEM, others on latest Adult Swim comp

ATL RMX is the latest Adult Swim compilation, featuring remixes of songs from various ATL rappers (Jeezy, Gucci, Cee-Lo, Playboy Tre, etc.) by the likes of HEALTH, Flying Lotus, XXXChange, Memory Tapes, SALEM, Dam-Funk, Phaseone, and others. Grab a few highlights below, and download the full comp for free here.

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Dem Getaway Boyz :: Imma G (Memory Tapes remix)
Playboy Tre :: Sideways (SALEM Drag Chop remix)
OJ Da Juiceman feat. Gucci :: Goodnight (HEALTH remix)

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Monday, November 30, 2009

no summer for you



SALEM prominently featured a couple of songs on their recent We Make It Good mix from un-Google-able San Francisco band oOoOO. Well oOoOO sent over a few tracks today -- including a couple from the WMIG mix, as well as a brand new "Winter jam" -- and it's obvious why SALEM are fans. Haunted, heavy electro-goth, with gorgeous icy vocals on "Nosummr4u" (a dark rendition of '80s club hit "Summertime Summertime") coming from someone called Miss Lisa:

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oOoOO :: NoSummr4u
oOoOO :: mumbai
oOoOO :: seaww

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

we make it good: SALEM



"Goth-juke" enigmas SALEM are the latest to contribute to We Make It Good's esteemed mix series. Their unrelentingly bleak 45-minute mix features a few SALEM tracks and a couple wtf chopped + screwed remixes of classics from Skeeter Davis and the Beach Boys, among other things. Here's what WMIG has to say about it:
"Pink socks, a dirty mattress, wallpaper peeling off the walls, empty cough syrup bottles, and soiled wall to wall carpeting all come to mind after repeated listens to this new Salem mix. It’s either the perfect accompaniment to the fall/winter blues or soundtrack to scrawling your name on your bedroom wall in blood, it’s up to you."
mp3:
SALEM :: we make it good volume 11 (64 mb)

[full tracklist here]

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

mp3: SALEM x Gucci Mane



SALEM laces Gucci Mane's trap-hop flow with their demented electro-goth-juke, and the result is unsettling and awesome (check Heather's haunting vox on "Bird Flu"). Gucci needs to tap these guys to produce his next record:

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SALEM x Gucci Mane :: bird flu
SALEM x Gucci Mane :: round one

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Sub Pop sent over this unreleased track from the double-LP Bleach reissue (comes on white vinyl):

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nirvana :: scoff (live)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

mp3: SALEM | "frost"


frost

SALEM's new limited edition Frost 7" single is out today on Audraglint (complete with "silver foil embossed sleeve"). The a-side is more of SALEM's signature damaged, dark "goth juke" with thoroughly haunting vocals from Heather, while Jack sings on equally terrifying b-side "Legend" (video below). Limited to 500 copies; get it here before it's gone.

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SALEM :: frost

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Monday, June 22, 2009

lessins


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You might recall Chaz Bundick -- aka Toro Y Moi -- from his awesome dreamy/fuzzy lo-fi pop songs that we posted recently. Well Chaz has another project called Les Sins, in which he makes blissful, shimmering disco-house jams that are pulsating and repetitive but also kind of dreamy, like this one:

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LES SINS :: lina

And, in case you missed these the first time around, from Chaz's other project:

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toro y moi :: talamak
toro y moi :: blessa

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SALEM [photo]

While we wait patiently for their full-length, check this insane and dizzying juke/crunk/goth/??? mix that SALEM recently put together for 20 Jazzfunkgreats [tracklist here]. 

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SALEM :: XXJFG mix (37 mb)

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Friday, April 17, 2009

new SALEM :: "ohK"



In a recent review, Pitchfork.com called Nite Jewel "a shuttle-mate of SALEM in the blog-hype space race" -- not at all like the Pitchfork-hype space race, which has since been deleted -- "to find an act that can merge tapes-out-of-the-trunk hip-hop recording methods with 4AD gossamer." Ha. Moving on, SALEM recently released a new 7" on Japanese label Big Love. The new single is limited to 300 copies, and it's already sold out in Japan, but here's the a-side:

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SALEM :: ohK

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SALEM :: brustreet

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Friday, January 02, 2009

blog radio :: most likely to succeed 2K9



For today's special edition of Blog Radio, Sirius asked us to count down the top 5 artists that we think are most likely to succeed in 2009. Of course, success is a relative term, so my list is essentially just the artists I look forward to hearing new material from/want to see live/expect breakout years from in '09. The Hipster Runoff radio program kicks things off at 5 PM EST on Sirius XMU, and you can hear my show shortly after that (shows will also be rebroadcast on Saturday and Sunday). There are obviously tons of artists that didn't make the list because of time constraints, but you can see my top 5 and a few honorable mentions after the jump...

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5. Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti :: can't hear my eyes
4. Girls :: hellhole ratrace
3. Harlem :: south of france
2. WAVVES :: weed demon
1. SALEM :: sweat

Honorable Mentions:

The Golden Filter :: solid gold
Weird Tapes :: home
CFCF :: cassie x lil' wayne :: official girl (CFCF remix)
Fan Death :: veronica's veil
Alela Diane :: white as diamonds

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

mp3: new SALEM



Here's another new one from SALEM's debut UK EP, Water, which was released this week on Merok. Songs like the dreamy and haunting "Whenusleep" are where those Cocteau Twins/the Knife comparisons are coming from; this one's almost pensively sweet in a bizarre way, until you listen to the lyrics. I love this band:

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SALEM :: whenusleep

[get the EP here]

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Monday, December 01, 2008

mp3: radiohead x salem



Thanks to the nice folks at Merok for sending over these exclusive Radiohead remixes for us, created by artists on their stellar roster to celebrate their own upcoming vinyl releases. You know I'm a huge SALEM fan, so their glowing, skittering take is probably my favorite of the bunch, but I get the feeling Thom would approve of all three:

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radiohead :: reckoner [SALEM remix]
radiohead :: reckoner [telepathe remix]
radiohead :: reckoner [teengirl fantasy bathtub mix]

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Thanks to the commenter who made us aware of the new official video for Fan Death's genius authentic-disco anthem "Veronica's Veil" (those strings!), which I've loved since I first heard it this summer. There's basically nothing I don't like about this. Watch it after the jump...

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Monday, November 24, 2008

water



Our friend Pinglewood has a new column over at NME called Your New Favorite Songs. In his first installment, he writes about GvsB favorites Salem, and their new Water EP:
"If you kidnapped Bauhaus, tied them up in your basement, tortured them with slo-mo Houston hip-hop and performance art pornography, then killed them, their ghosts might have sordid dreams about a record like this."
Probably the best description of the mysterious group I've seen since "the Cocteau Twins on a dirty south kick." Pinglewood also offers up this track, which may or may not appear on the new EP:

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salem :: haffa

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In the mood for more slightly terrifying shit? Because these new Kria Brekkan tunes are more than a little disturbing.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

dirty

Here's the new video for Salem's "Dirt," taken from the band's unclassifiable Yes I Smoke Crack EP (out now on Acephale). The unsettling clip -- which the band directed themselves -- is dark, disorienting, and more than a little terrifying. Oh, and definitely NSFW or anywhere else. The song kicks in just after the one minute mark, and totally justifies my favorite description of these guys (from TTL): "the Cocteau Twins on a dirty south kick." Get uncomfortable:



Salem has two myspace pages. Yes I Smoke Crack is basically sold out everywhere, but you still might be able to find copies of the white vinyl 7" here or here.

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previously:

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salem :: brustreet

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