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Salem – ‘King Night’ Video

In the brand new video for “King Night”, the main protagonist is an 18-wheel semi truck (herein known as Truck). While this may trigger, in some, a Steven King-inspired fear of inanimate, rebellious vehicles, this protagonist is perfect for this song, perhaps even a bit as an embodiment of “Salem — the phenomenon”.

15 Sep 2011 | More

The Cauldron: This Dark Future Makes Her Wet

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October is the only month that ends in a holiday celebrating exquisite exaltation of darkness, death and freedom, this year it was also, appropriately, a barn burner month for a rapidly proliferating genre: Screw Gaze.

31 Oct 2010 | 7 comments | More

Salem at Santos Party House, IAMSOUND Showcase, CMJ 2010 Night 1, 10.19.10

httpvh:// Salem, just before the polite stroke of midnight, plowed through a tight set that began with a new instrumental …Read the Rest

20 Oct 2010 | More

Salem – ‘King Night’

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King Night: One of the most hyped debut albums of 2010, a debut by a notorious triad of producers from the upper Midwest, shrouded in a veil of debauchery and the occult and almost drowning in buzz and controversy. Salem, by just releasing two limited edition EPs titled Yes I Smoke Crack and Water, created an entire new genre called “Drag.”

27 Sep 2010 | 3 comments | More

Salem Debut Album, Murky Hits, Mossy Un-Filler

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Call it what you will, but the trio known as Salem, now dubbed Chicago “drag” electro, “witch house” practitioners, have previewed their new album, due out September 28th, to a select few today.

16 Sep 2010 | 2 comments | More

A Beautiful New Track By Salem: “King Night”

Play Salem, over and over, this is a new song: Salem King Night

26 Jun 2010 | More

Salem to Release King Night, Their Debut LP, This September

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Eerie sounds rarely get this sexy, but Traverse City/Chicago-based Salem certainly know how to brew up a magic mix of all that’s menacing and calming at once. The captivating trio, made up of John Holland, Heather Marlatt, and Jack Donoghue, will release their 11-song debut, King Night, on the IAMSOUND label on September 28th.

3 Jun 2010 | More