SALEM are John Holland, Heather Marlatt, and Jack Donoghue.
Based in Traverse City, MI and Chicago, IL, John and Heather went to high school together in Interlochen, MI and later moved to Chicago where they met Jack. Together they create deeply personal electronic pop music that incorporates gothy shoegaze with elements of Chicago Juke, Houston Screw, and Southern rap production with sometimes terrifying, often beautiful, but always haunting vocals. An audacious project on paper, in reality it is some of the most forward thinking pop music being made today - not to mention some of the darkest, prettiest music one is likely to hear for quite some time.
SALEM’s highly anticipated debut album 'King Night' has been released on IAMSOUND Records, mixed by renowned producer Dave Sardy (Nine Inch Nails, LCD Soundsystem, Oasis). The album culminates a series of limited edition 7” releases throughout 2008 and 2009 that arguably pioneered and defined the visual and musical qualities of their own genre known as “drag”. Already tipped as one of 2010’s most anticipated releases, King Night has garnered high praise from press worldwide, including forthcoming coverage in XLR8R (cover of Sept/Oct issue), NME, Dazed & Confused, The FADER, SPIN, New York Times, and more.
"King Night" is huge in the most mind-blowing sense possible.” – PITCHFORK (Best New Music)
“There aren't enough adjectives to describe how huge the title track from Salem's upcoming album King Night is.” – PREFIX