Salem - What kind of music genre is this ?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StFCfNOFaYA

The next video is kind of NSFW :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA13-Ykrob4&feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StFCfNOFaYA

This isn't dubstep, ist it ? Well whatever, I'm totally in love with this kind of screwed-up minimalistic electronic musicit's the the perfect soundtrack for sleepless nights in a big city during a heatwave...

And what else should I check that sounds like this ?

Jamie Harley (Snowballing), Thursday, 9 July 2009 16:50 (eleven years ago) link

Hmmm, made a mistake, this one is the NSFW one :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WjvaeyYJTo

Jamie Harley (Snowballing), Thursday, 9 July 2009 16:51 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah i really liked their first ep. Do they have an album out? Still a bit rough around the edges but looking fwd to their next release

baaderonixx, Thursday, 9 July 2009 17:11 (eleven years ago) link

I think there's only a couple of EPs from last year and a recent single (with Sweat on it).
http://www.myspace.com/jjhhmm

Jamie Harley (Snowballing), Thursday, 9 July 2009 17:19 (eleven years ago) link

sounds great. has anyone sped up their tracks to 45 to see what they really sound like?

A. Roddick City (jaxon), Thursday, 9 July 2009 17:54 (eleven years ago) link

Ha, that's a fun idea. I'm going to try that.

Jamie Harley (Snowballing), Thursday, 9 July 2009 18:14 (eleven years ago) link

Saw these guys play in Rome and they just stood on stage and shared a cigarette while car crash footage played behind them. I have a feeling David Lynch c. "Fire Walk With Me" would've loved them.

Marcus Brody Ta-Dow! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 9 July 2009 18:20 (eleven years ago) link

They recently did a 27 min mix that is downloadable there : http://www.20jazzfunkgreats.co.uk/wordpress/2009/06/11/pink-fog/

Jamie Harley (Snowballing), Thursday, 9 July 2009 18:39 (eleven years ago) link

i've been digging them since I heard one of their tracks on 20jfg last year but that story above just made me officially love them

.rar .rar riot (surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally), Thursday, 9 July 2009 21:28 (eleven years ago) link

I really love the ep (it's on eMusic, incidentally). If the Italians do it Better stuff sounds like the soundtracks to Umberto Lenzi cannibal movies, Salem sounds like the soundtrack to some sick under-the-video-nasty radar snuff loops. Utterly terrifying.

The ep has the bass deliberately so far in the red that on good headphones it's almost nauseating (in, uh, the best possible way).

Metro Video Centers, Thursday, 9 July 2009 22:06 (eleven years ago) link

i dunno if you're on noise board, but someone just posted a canibal soundtrack comp in leo

A. Roddick City (jaxon), Thursday, 9 July 2009 22:20 (eleven years ago) link

Saw these guys play in Rome and they just stood on stage and shared a cigarette while car crash footage played behind them.
Love that story too. Salem is like The Tough Alliance evil twin.

Jamie Harley (Snowballing), Friday, 10 July 2009 08:46 (eleven years ago) link

Trapdoor is pretty awesome.

baaderonixx, Friday, 10 July 2009 09:50 (eleven years ago) link

"goth crunk"

baaderonixx, Friday, 10 July 2009 09:50 (eleven years ago) link

i dunno if you're on noise board, but someone just posted a canibal soundtrack comp in leo

Nice! Thanks for the tip!!!

Metro Video Centers, Friday, 10 July 2009 09:53 (eleven years ago) link

Another C&P style track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76RneFRYJSY

baaderonixx, Friday, 10 July 2009 10:00 (eleven years ago) link

"EVP Pop"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94IKAEAEBvE&feature=channel

Jamie Harley (Snowballing), Friday, 10 July 2009 10:58 (eleven years ago) link

This is my favourite track by these guys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weDQIkGhEkY

Number None, Friday, 10 July 2009 11:11 (eleven years ago) link

Re: Salem In Rome - Metro Video OTM in a strange way. They came onstage after a serious set by Peter Christopherson (sp?) of TG/Coil fame where one of the pieces was accompanied by snuff footage from a 2nd-hand cellphone of a man being executed (didn't watch. I walked out after his warning to senstive audience members and just listened from the lobby). I filmed a bit of Salem's set and may Youtube it if I ever get an account together.

Marcus Brody Ta-Dow! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 10 July 2009 18:13 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

This is NSFW I guess, and a little bit scary too :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi7HgmGgTpw

Also if you want to get in touch with Salem, here's where to write (according to the website) :
Nick Vonrudolphsky inmate # m02899
Vandalia correction
p.o. box 500
Vandalia, IL.62471

J4mi3 H4rl3y (Snowballing), Wednesday, 12 August 2009 17:50 (eleven years ago) link

So it's not the Israeli death metal band called Salem then?

Neotropical pygmy squirrel, Wednesday, 12 August 2009 17:57 (eleven years ago) link

No this one is three guys from Chicago.

J4mi3 H4rl3y (Snowballing), Wednesday, 12 August 2009 18:00 (eleven years ago) link

four weeks pass...

http://www.myspace.com/whytering

another goth crunk band. i guess this is like the opposite of chillwave

jaxon, Wednesday, 9 September 2009 06:10 (eleven years ago) link

Thx jaxon, this is really cool. Sounds so close to Salem I'd be surprised if there isn't some kind of connection.

J4mi3 H4rl3y (Snowballing), Wednesday, 9 September 2009 06:26 (eleven years ago) link

love how the thread's initial question has now been answered by "goth crunk"

spiny doughboy (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 9 September 2009 07:31 (eleven years ago) link

Yes "Goth Crunk" is indeed a very good way to decribe that genre. Well done Baaderonixx !

J4mi3 H4rl3y (Snowballing), Wednesday, 9 September 2009 10:30 (eleven years ago) link

The new sound for the 10ies!

spiny doughboy (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 9 September 2009 10:49 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.buttmagazine.com/?p=2102

Here's a nice interview with John Holland, one of the members of the band.

the interview makes the band sound awful awful awful somehow, but I listened to one of the clips and it ain't half bad

Ivan, Thursday, 10 September 2009 00:41 (eleven years ago) link

How did I miss their cover of 'Streets of Philadelphia'?

spiny doughboy (baaderonixx), Thursday, 10 September 2009 08:10 (eleven years ago) link

that butt article is sooooo o_O

jaxon, Thursday, 10 September 2009 18:44 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.sendspace.com/file/6q5ayn

Fox Force Five Punchline (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 23 September 2009 16:09 (ten years ago) link

http://www.thefader.com/2009/10/01/salem-remix-gucci-mane/

jaxon, Saturday, 3 October 2009 07:49 (ten years ago) link

so I'm kinda smitten with this band. Heavy rotation the past two days.

Ivan, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 02:54 (ten years ago) link

salem are great.

samosa gibreel, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 03:00 (ten years ago) link

so these guys are about to get big, right?

spiny doughboy (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:27 (ten years ago) link

so these guys are about to get big, right?

yep, they should be on the front cover of the NME

djmartian, Friday, 9 October 2009 11:43 (ten years ago) link

Big like The Knife, maybe, big like My Morning Jacket, not a chance. Because life is unfair and people are stupid.

Totally my favorite band of the year so far

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 9 October 2009 19:07 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

It seems that Salem released a full 12 track album (on CDR) in 2008 on Disaro Records in Texas. It was called "Fuckt." I'm assuming that it was released in an insanely small run (the label just lists it as "out of print"). It shows up on SLSK and as Rapidshare .rars, but in really shitty sounding rips (one seems to be a 96 kbps rip, and the other is, strangely, a 384 kbps rip (whatever that is) - both sound really bad). I guess none of the people who ever bought the thing were rip-savvy or whatever... how can I track down a decent sounding copy of this?

The obscurity of Salem's music in physical/digital form is obviously part of their mystique (last couple 7"s, "Ohk" and "Yes I Smoke Crack" were one time runs of 500 - both are selling for about 50 pounds on eBay). They do have the one ep on eMusic and iTunes, which is great.... I just want to hear more songs!

Hobocamp, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 22:00 (ten years ago) link

http://www.thefader.com/2009/11/24/we-make-it-good-mix-series-v-11-salem

jaxon, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 05:43 (ten years ago) link

i guess i meant to link this one (more direct)
http://wemakeitgood.com/mix-series/volume-11-salem

jaxon, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 05:44 (ten years ago) link

four weeks pass...

http://www.thefader.com/2009/12/09/fadersouthern-comfort-7-inch-series-11-salem-and-tanlines/

split thing with Tanlines, who I wasn't familiar with before. both are good songs.

Ivan, Thursday, 24 December 2009 05:25 (ten years ago) link

tanlines is eric emm of the brothers and one of the dudes from professor murder. fun stuff.

bum-sniff deviant (cutty), Thursday, 24 December 2009 13:54 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Have the potential to make either a half-way there disappointment or one of the coolest records of all-time

dreamsonvhs, Friday, 8 January 2010 03:43 (ten years ago) link

I've seen it called Juke-Goth, goth juke and other variants. I have no idea wtf it means though.

PS: if you like it, you should also check out OoOoO. Search for it on The Hype Machine. There are also some good SALEM remixes. Great stuff.

dikonstrukt, Friday, 8 January 2010 06:31 (ten years ago) link

i only really like the blends with rap vocals. can't seem to get with their own vocals much

rionat, Friday, 8 January 2010 06:47 (ten years ago) link

in the nyt now

just sayin, Friday, 8 January 2010 09:44 (ten years ago) link

so these guys are about to get big, right?

― spiny doughboy (baaderonixx), mercredi 7 octobre 2009 19:27 (3 months ago) Bookmark

spiny doughboy (baaderonixx), Friday, 8 January 2010 11:37 (ten years ago) link

According to the NME Radar special for 2010, the debut Salem album is due in May

djmartian, Friday, 8 January 2010 11:43 (ten years ago) link

That's kind of the deal, if you're going to respond to someone who's actually critical of you, you probably shouldn't do it to the guy who only gets more verbose when wound up.

mh, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 19:20 (nine years ago) link

Salem try to pick a fight with our dude is very much slingshot-to-the-gunfight

five gone cats from Boston (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 15 March 2011 19:21 (nine years ago) link

Hahaha, thanks dudes. I pretty much said my piece in the Voice f2k article. There's literally nothing left to say about these diarrhea stains until they release their next terrible record. But by that point everyone will have bounced on to the next flavor-of-the-month fake blogger genre and it will be like kicking an O.D.'d horse

hey jelixy (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 15 March 2011 19:22 (nine years ago) link

skreets is watching whiney, be careful

what do it take to be a legend like noz is? (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 15 March 2011 19:50 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

this made me lol. hi j0hn d0ran whoever you are
http://www.thelmagazine.com/TheMeasure/archives/2011/04/08/interview-british-online-mag-the-quietus-responds-to-salem-hoax

jaxon, Saturday, 9 April 2011 07:21 (nine years ago) link

" I work between 70 and 80 hours a week on a website which is pretty much a labour of love and the freelance work I need to do, in order to keep myself in baubles and biscuits." "
We need to have really good google presence for me to earn the paltry amount of £100 a week (do a google conversion and start weeping) and this is for a 70 hour 7 day week, which is kind of destroying my physical and mental health at the moment."
"Maybe I'll start working 14 hour fucking shifts instead of 13 hour shifts."

I usually don't like to post negative things on this board just cause, but this?? Is the life of a music journalist/web designer really so strained and laborious?

JacobSanders, Saturday, 9 April 2011 09:16 (nine years ago) link

My life as a freelance journalist is a piece of piss. My life as the owner/editor/features editor/staff writer of an independent music site is *exactly* like that. No overexageration. No metaphor. One of the 15 - 20 people I know on this board could probably confirm it if they so wished.

I'm not looking for sympathy by the way, I enjoy doing nothing other than my job with my waking hours. I wouldn't have it any other way. That's not to say I like having my time wasted though. This is the only time I've ever mentioned my hours/pay in the context of not wanting trustafarians in shit NYC bands pulling spoofs on me.

They took one of my questions out. They said who should they have spoofed if not Salem and I said they could have done Wavves by taking a liquid shit onto a dictaphone. Didn't make the cut.

PG Harpy (Doran), Saturday, 9 April 2011 10:27 (nine years ago) link

I said they could have done Wavves by taking a liquid shit onto a dictaphone.

Would've definitely left that in any interview I was publishing.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 9 April 2011 10:34 (nine years ago) link

My question wasn't meant to be sarcastic or ironic. I'm far removed from the music industry. I do write quite a lot, though I never consider it work exactly. I've never gotten paid for my writings. Any kind of work involves a certain labor, yet also when a lot of strain and stress is involved I question the joy and quality of the work. Not that writing always comes easy and that certainly can be stressful. Maybe that's why I choose work that doesn't concern my loves, taste, and pleasures. When music becomes work are you really listening with the same ears you once had?

JacobSanders, Saturday, 9 April 2011 10:49 (nine years ago) link

That's a question for yourself not for me. And, no slight intended, I think it shows a lack of imagination.

This is my job. I love it. I don't think the scale of listening I do or the fact it pays my rent affects my appreciation of it.

The truth of the matter is I don't really see it as work, in a 9 - 5 job sense, I see it as an utterly pointless and mainly harmless calling that allows me to get loads of music and to get into all the gigs I want to go to and to hang out with other people like me so I don't feel like so much of a fucking mentally ill freak.

Music fills the space in my life that other people would fill with religious or spiritual concerns. It has also given me a solid framework to help me get over my genetic predisposition toward thirstiness and narcotic use and, to a certain degree, has helped me with low level mental health issues.

PG Harpy (Doran), Saturday, 9 April 2011 11:33 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

And he looks so happy!

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 19:20 (nine years ago) link

what a cute couple

chupacabra - a delicious burrito (DJP), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 19:21 (nine years ago) link

Such a perfect meeting of minds. Is he the rapper? Please let him be the rapper.

Position Position, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 20:23 (nine years ago) link

There's our boy!

A small fire broke out early Thursday morning in Courtney Love’s West Village home, a Fire Department official said.

The fire, in a fourth-floor bedroom of Ms. Love’s town house, at 250 West 10th Street near Hudson Street, was probably started by a candle next to the curtains, the official said. Ms. Love discovered the fire, the official said, although it was not clear whether she placed the 911 call, at 1:52 a.m. There was also a male occupant at the home at the time.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/23/small-fire-in-courtney-loves-town-house/#

Position Position, Friday, 24 June 2011 00:10 (nine years ago) link

Killing Courtney with fire lol

Frogbs Day Afternoon (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 24 June 2011 00:39 (nine years ago) link

so who overdoses first?

frogbracist (J0rdan S.), Friday, 24 June 2011 00:40 (nine years ago) link

he'll be the one to drop. you can't kill courtney.

scott seward, Friday, 24 June 2011 00:46 (nine years ago) link

i think you're right

frogbracist (J0rdan S.), Friday, 24 June 2011 00:46 (nine years ago) link

omfg

sleeve, Friday, 24 June 2011 00:49 (nine years ago) link

Listen, and understand. Courtney Love is out there. She can't be bargained with. She can't be reasoned with. She doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And she absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

Actual LOL Tolhurst (Doran), Friday, 24 June 2011 00:54 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

the only person who'll remember the Fader Fort performance will be markers

http://i53.tinypic.com/xaxo2a.jpg

markers, Monday, 26 September 2011 21:37 (eight years ago) link

SHE SAY I DOWN WIH HUH I SAY BITCH YOU ALOOOOONE

i'm not a ★, somebody lied (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 26 September 2011 21:42 (eight years ago) link

^^^^

markers, Monday, 26 September 2011 21:43 (eight years ago) link

she say im down wih huh, i say bitch you alone
you lyin wit the flesh, lyin with the bone
she say i'm lyin wih huh, my mind in the SKREET
i say i'm not with me, i'm with she, i'm with she
now plane lights blinkin, off in da evenin
got me thinkin, wish i was leavin
it's not that i'm tryna be somewhere else
i'm not tryna be here... by myself
if you were here too i'd still be with myself
i talk real loud, i don't wanna hear myself
i'm faraway lost and i don't want help
if you could bring me back, i kill myself... haaa
not myself, that's just myself
i don't know if you could tell, but i'm in hell
i don't know if you noticed, but i haven't spoken
my arm might be broken, i'm so sick of jokin

i'm not a ★, somebody lied (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 26 September 2011 21:43 (eight years ago) link

hahaha eeeeee

markers, Monday, 26 September 2011 21:54 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

LMFAO!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ7pRqaIX64

markers, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:51 (eight years ago) link

"Salem's cover of Alice Deejay's immortal trance anthem "Better Off Alone""

markers, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:51 (eight years ago) link

(((d-_-b)))

markers, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:53 (eight years ago) link

I'll start paying attention when they cover Ian Van Dahl.

Admins did ILX Haven (crüt), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:56 (eight years ago) link

this is apparently from a new ep they have coming out

markers, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 16:00 (eight years ago) link

eleven months pass...

does this band still exist?

badg, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 21:15 (seven years ago) link

naw...they're out on the skreets

too many encores (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 15 November 2012 00:27 (seven years ago) link

lol

ya bish called wanda (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 15 November 2012 05:53 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktsBvDm9-Bk

no one seems to have posted this here yet. it's pretty amazing...

rock 'em sock 'em (Treeship), Friday, 3 May 2013 11:17 (seven years ago) link

i love seam

groovy replacement (electricsound), Friday, 3 May 2013 11:32 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

after a few years of avoidance due to all the hype at the time of release, i picked the SALEM album up today.
3 spins in ..
love it.
are they still working together, or have things fallen apart due to vice magazine related excess ..

mark e, Thursday, 29 August 2013 21:11 (seven years ago) link

I think theyre still together. The album is great though. Also check out their remix of gucci mane's "round one"

Treeship, Thursday, 29 August 2013 21:19 (seven years ago) link

yeah .. i need to track that remix down due to the love on this thread.
the album still sounds amazing.
love the dark claustrophobia vibe.

mark e, Thursday, 29 August 2013 21:25 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

a one off album i guess.

mark e, Thursday, 11 February 2016 23:22 (four years ago) link

four months pass...

To this day every time I hear "Fader Fort" I initially assume it's shorthand for the band's performance there, like it's some sort of "Never Forget" reference

Evan R, Monday, 27 June 2016 21:04 (four years ago) link

lol. Me too.

how's life, Monday, 27 June 2016 21:42 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wWHhV5TDKnA

new mixtape

boxedjoy, Monday, 14 September 2020 21:23 (one week ago) link

gross

shout-out to his family (DJP), Monday, 14 September 2020 22:13 (one week ago) link

Lol

treeship., Monday, 14 September 2020 22:22 (one week ago) link

They're no Mora Prokaza.

pomenitul, Monday, 14 September 2020 22:27 (one week ago) link

i tried to give this a relisten lately and i couldn't believe how bad it sounded

the late great, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 00:08 (one week ago) link

i mean just in terms of the production, they should have hired someone to clean it up

the late great, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 00:09 (one week ago) link

we did this recently

defend the indefensible: Salem

the late great, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 00:11 (one week ago) link


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