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SALEM - King Night (2010)

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:23 am
by zin
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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

First single:
SALEM - King Night
http://downloads.pitchforkmedia.com/Sal ... 0Night.mp3

Not sure if they still have them in stock, but when pre-ordered here, you'll receive free 7" with some unreleased version of "Dirt":
http://www.insound.com/Salem_King_Night ... /INS78289/ (I've placed my order some time ago).


The most anticipated debut album this year, huh? At least for all witch-house heads. I sincerely love the single, and can't wait to listen to the whole LP.

Re: SALEM - King Night (2010)

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:41 am
by zin
Second single off the album:
SALEM - Asia:
http://disconaivete.tumblr.com/post/942 ... re-so-lets

Re: SALEM - King Night (2010)

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:36 pm
by yearzero
i saw this guy on last fm listening, so i'm pretty sure it leaked today!

Re: SALEM - King Night (2010)

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:28 am
by james mandible
Hm not seeing it in the usual places yet

Re: SALEM - King Night (2010)

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:18 pm
by yearzero
i pm'ed him and he said he got a copy somewhere, but i can't find the links too.

Re: SALEM - King Night (2010)

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:04 pm
by james mandible
leaked for sure now!

Re: SALEM - King Night (2010)

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:37 pm
by SHITST▲INED

Re: SALEM - King Night (2010)

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:54 am
by BackAlleyLurker
Links are dead. Ordered it today though, good singles.

Re: SALEM - King Night (2010)

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:45 pm
by zin
My CD + 7" came today: http://www.discogs.com/SALEM-King-Night/release/2469149

As expected, great great debut album, I'm listening to it all day today.

Re: SALEM - King Night (2010)

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:42 pm
by Minimme
i love this record

here's a track-by-track

(scroll down past the videos)

very good read!

Re: SALEM - King Night (2010)

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:50 pm
by zin
In case anyone missed it: the official video for the single "King Night"
http://vimeo.com/29062356

Re: SALEM - King Night (2010)

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:25 pm
by zin
found this review from Boomkat from 2010, interestingly King Night was their #2 album of 2010:
Truly EPIC debut album from unavoidable Drag/Witch-House protagonists, Salem - quite easily the years most exhilarating listen. Since 2008 this trio have been spiking the sewers of pop with prescribed doses of scarily prescient ghettogothic crunk on Acephalé and Merok records, inventing one of the most spellbinding modern genres in the process. They're a tiding of ghoulish pop magpies, accepting of all that is good and grimy about ubiquitous mainstream saturation and robosexual R'n'B, absorbing and filtering their most unheimlich elements and enhancing them with a blank-eyed Shoegaze aesthetic, wickedly exaggerating and distorting their features until they leer back with overwhelming intensity, simultaneously creating one of the most oppressing and liberated sounds you've heard in years. Their vision and influence has spawned a coven of scattered, yet like-minded operators in Hype Williams, Balam Acab and oOoOO among others, finding kindred spirits in the affective potential of chopped and screwed rap and classic 4AD feelings, cutting past any ironic bullsh*t to acutely fulfill the needs of a generation searching for viscerally psyched, tactile "experiences". Following a tiny handful of 7"s, 'King Night' is their defining statement, eleven tracks of devastating, slo-mo MPC drum fills worthy of Araab Music, fused to nuclear synth bursts delivered with an achingly blank insouciance, all smeared in acetone-wet MDMA and left to degrade in a Michigan basement until it's nerves are permanently polarised, fluctuating between extreme, saccharine euphoria and melancholy misanthropy. Inside you'll find the revamped 808-rolling genius of 'Redlights' from their 'Yes, I Smoke Crack' debut 7", the slow nosebleed beauty of 'Traxx', sounding like Seefeel on a codeine overdose, next to the narco-saturated E and E-esque synth saturation of 'Sick', and the supremely uncomfortable MBV intensity of 'Release Of The Boar'. Every time we come back to this album we uncover yet more bewitching, peripheral "what the f*ck was that?!" moments, like where the rhythm seems to slip out of place in 'Frost', (but did it?) or wondering what the hell the drawling rap of "I Can't Feel It/ I Can't Feeeel Sh*t" in 'Trapdoor' is all about. 'King Night' defines the intangibly elusive, illusive, and yet omnipresent contradictions of contemporary pop culture and we can't recommend it any higher. Serious contender for album of the year.