The momentous tri-city electronic band, Salem, needs little introduction. On the heels of a delirious weekend spent igniting crowds left and right in New York City with their melancholic juke anthems (at both The Knitting Factory and the gilded underground venue China Chalet), I took some prescriptive cues from duo vocalists John Holland and Heather Marlatt via mobile phone, just as real-time news trickled in about Michael Jackson’s death on Twitter.
Can you recommend…
…three new bands? John Holland: DJ Nate, Lord Infamous, Remy Ma Heather Marlatt: DJ Young Red, DJ Zay
…three old bands? John Holland: Clara Rockmore, Pearl, Nina Simone Heather Marlatt: Corrupted, Sleep, Earth
…a record label? Heather Marlatt: Our label, Merok Records.