Category: Salem

Salem drops new EP, co-ops Gisele Bündchen for terrifying video

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Have you ever watched some rabid paparazzi clips on TMZ and thought, "Hmm, this just isn't creepy enough for my taste in surreptitious video footage"? The Michigan goth-synth trio Salem understands. In light of its new EP, "I'm Still in the Night," set for release Nov. 22 on the local indie IAMSOUND, the band directed a video for its codeine-addled cover of Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone" that pretty much consists of found footage of supermodel Gisele Bündchen trying to get into a car while photographers snap shots. You'll probably be too terrified to ever touch Instagram after seeing it. And Gisele might never leave the house again.

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Photo by Hugh Lippe.

Salem makes Britney Spears sound even more screwy

Well, here's an unexpected remix: Michigan's gnarliest goth-synth-rap trio Salem giving the Britney Spears (as cowritten by Ke$ha) single "Till The World Ends" a vigorous onceover of chopped-and-screwed vocals, a half-time 808 drawl and gain-ravaged synthesizers. This might be essentially what the world sounded like inside Spears' head circa 2007, so pop some popcorn and enjoy the video's night-vision footage of strippers and helicopter strafing runs and think about the world ending, and how dancing won't do much to help.

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