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Salem – “Better Off Alone (Alec Empire/Atari Teenage Riot Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

In November, Salem covered Alice Deejay’s most famous trance jam for their latest EP, and today we have Alec Empire’s (Atari Teenage Riot) take on the churning track. In Empire’s version, he sucks most of Salem’s sinister tones from the mix and comes up with something fresh and vibrant. Grab the download below. More »

By: Corban Goble / February 3, 2012 - 11:04 am

Stream SALEM I’m Still In the Night EP

We posted the first available track from SALEM’s new EP, the Alice Deejay cover “Better Off Alone,” and the divisive trio was quick to come with the rest. Hear SALEM’s entire I’m Still In the Night EP after the jump via their YouTube page. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 22, 2011 - 12:12 pm

SALEM Cover Alice Deejay

Salem’s got a new EP called I’m Still In The Night out next week — that’s album art pictured above — and today they posted a cover of Alice Deejay’s famous trance jam “Better Off Alone.” Check out song’s video, a found footage mashup of paparazzi hounding supermodel Gisele Bündchen, down below. Not sure how… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 15, 2011 - 4:18 pm

Salem – “King Night” Video

Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner’s son Theo directs Salem’s new video for “King Night,” set on an ominous highway. I smell a thinkpiece! Or at least a funny Chris Weingarten Twitter rant. I’d definitely be happier with the latter thing. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 15, 2011 - 2:07 pm

Britney Spears – “Till The World Ends (Korallreven Version)”

The last time that Korallreven, those Sweden-based Balearic bliss mongers behind the Victoria Bergsman-featuring “Honey Mine,” excerpted a forthcoming mixtape of theirs with a promotional MP3, it was in fact “Honey Mine.” And “Honey Mine” was good! So, you know, hear this: Up until now, “Till The World Ends” has existed as a great po… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 11, 2011 - 10:04 am

Download Blonde Redhead Remix EP Feat. Gayngs, Games, SALEM, Pantha Du Prince

4AD’s put together a six-song Blonde Redhead Penny Sparkle remix EP featuring the folks mentioned above along with Becoming Real and Kastellet. You can download it using the player below:… More »

By: brandon / July 12, 2011 - 4:42 pm

Remixtape Vol. 5

This month’s Remixtape opens with a rework of the Miracles Club by Cut Copy, a pair of remixes by Grimes, a submission by Gwilym Gold of the band Golden Silvers, and a dancehall rework of Gang Gang Dance by the legend Lee “Scratch” Perry. It’s ten tracks and 93MB, downloadable via this zip:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 28, 2011 - 5:31 pm

SALEM Remix Britney Spears

A man named Nostradamus Lou Barlow once sang: “Started smoking pot / Thought things sounded better slow / much slower.” Witch house provocateurs SALEM heeded his advice — and “Justin Bieber 800% Slower,” etc. — in their dragged-out remix of Britney Spears’ “Till The World Ends.” They also made a video to go along with… More »

By: brandon / May 5, 2011 - 10:27 am

SALEM Remix Interpol

I like Salem. If we play the odds, though, chances are you probably don’t (unless you’re Juno). That said, it was a pretty interesting move for Interpol — a once hugely buzzing band on an undeniable critical/popular downturn — to ask the not necessarily beloved King Night crew to remix their “Try It On” for… More »

By: brandon / April 13, 2011 - 12:34 pm

Juno, Witch House Fan

You probably associate Ellen Page with Moldy Peaches, but as she told EW, Juno’s listening to ghostly, hypnotic, claustrophobic music when not carrying Michael Cera’s baby:… More »

By: brandon / March 30, 2011 - 4:46 pm

SALEM, Tamaryn Dress Up For NYTimes

A few months ago we posted a sunny “indie rock” NYTimes photo shoot, one set around Coachella and its proximity to L.A. and Jenny Lewis. These pictures of Salem and Tamaryn illustrate an aesthetic/temperature shift. Cameron Krone shot Tamaryn, aka “[a] synth-folk-goth-band balladress …. a West Coast, this-century update on Kate Bush,” who’s “Styled to… More »

By: brandon / December 6, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: December 2010

Appropriately, and by design, the December edition of our Monthly Mix is the iciest. In the comments of the last installment Scott joked about me doing an “all black metal” mix, but as you’ll notice when you read through the below tracklist, I opted to go for darkness in different corners. In case you missed… More »

By: brandon / December 2, 2010 - 5:04 pm

Jokers Of The Scene Remix SALEM (Stereogum Premiere)

I was pretty clear regarding my thoughts on Salem when we premiered “King Night” in June: “I love Salem’s King Night,” etc. A few months later I started another post about the band on a different note because the anti-Salem strain was getting pretty loud: “People hate Salem. Are shrill about it,” etc. Of course,… More »

By: brandon / November 17, 2010 - 9:56 am

SALEM – “Asia (oOoOO Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere) & “Asia” Video

People hate Salem. Are shrill about it. Last night while walking over to see Nachtmystium at the Knitting Factory, a friend and I discussed it. (It was mostly me explaining why I love them, to be fair.) On the basest level, if you were into Royal Trux’s junkie-chic, you should be OK with Salem’s persona… More »

By: brandon / September 20, 2010 - 11:45 am

Salem – “Asia”

King Night, Salem’s forthcoming LP, is out 9/28 via IAMSOUND. We dove into the record via its title track, here’s another listen to help you sketch out Salem’s bleak-and-blast. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 12, 2010 - 12:30 pm

These New Puritans – “Hologram (SALEM Remix)”

SALEM turn “Hologram,” from These New Puritans’s recent Hidden album into something druggy and romantic. The remix appears on the upcoming “Hologram” single. Have a slow listen:… More »

By: jessica / July 21, 2010 - 3:19 pm

Vice & Intel’s Creator’s Project @ MILK Studios, NYC 6/26/10

For 12 hours on Saturday, Vice took over an eight-floor studio in Chelsea. It was Coachella in an art museum, basically. I’m not saying that because building and coding this photo gallery (of shots by Abbey Braden) took as long as one would from a day at a festival (though, it did). It’s for the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 28, 2010 - 12:06 pm

Salem – “King Night” (Stereogum Premiere)

I love Salem’s King Night. More than expected. I’ve enjoyed the previous singles, etc., but they didn’t prepare me for these 45 minutes of dark, weird, hollowed-out beauty. (Hats off to John Holland, Heather Marlatt, Jack Donoghue.) You get Screw fueled by twice the cough syrup (and a Dennis Cooper novel). Starless deep-South mythologies filtered… More »

By: brandon / June 22, 2010 - 10:52 am

SXSW 2010: Wednesday In Photos

Here’s a tip if you’re going to one of these industry festival type things: If IAMSOUND is having a party, you should attend that party. Just like this past CMJ, the L.A.-based imprint owned their night, pulling together an eclectic lineup that showcased the right bands, all having a moment: Scott already posted some videoMore »

By: Amrit Singh / March 18, 2010 - 6:59 pm

Stream SALEM & Tanlines’ FADER 7″

FADER’s going big this month: the lifestyle brand mag’s annual NOW issue is guest-edited by Animal Collective and features a trio of promising interviews: Noah Lennox (dreamboat!) chatting with Black Dice’s Eric Copeland, Geologist talking with the State, and Aziz Ansari talking to all three. Which Aziz is probably pretty psyched about. Alongside that come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 10, 2009 - 1:39 pm
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