Ikons + Blonde Redhead + Actress + Salem

Posted by Jakub

I’ve been in love with the label Service lately, they have a strong catalog and specific sound that usually catches my ears even if I go back to the early releases. Their latest release is Ikons who’s self titled LP has playing on repeat since last week. The sound is dreamy and druggy with sweet underlying texture that flows in and out of the vocal style, should be a great release.

New Blonde Redhead, you should just check it out and give it your attention.

The first time I heard Actress I was with Scott, I think I freaked him out because I probably sounded obsessed over a sound that might of sounded raw and unfinished but it hit on this sound that touched on Detroit roots that probably wouldn’t appeal to many others, this LP Splazsh is so damn good.

Some people will maybe call it Witch House or something like Horror Beat but without putting into a new sub genre this stuff by Salem is pretty thought thru, i’m really impressed on how fresh, dark and big it is and how no one has done this.

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AndresM says:

June 24, 2010 at 11:21 am

haha I guess I can give Blonde Redhead some attention again. It’s been like 5 years – maybe it’s time we reconnect – have a laugh – take a bike ride – sit in the park…


matt says:

June 25, 2010 at 12:56 pm

i love your blog but man you gotta stop saying “might of” etc. it’s “might have”


Mark says:

June 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I’m listening through Splazsh and it’s shaping up to be one of my favorites of 2010 so far, really looking forward to mixing “Wrong Potion” … and I love that “Hubble” is just 9 minutes of that sparse, subtle downtempo, it’s perfect.


Chris Deutsch says:

July 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Totally agree on Salem…dig their stuff…dark, odd and mesmerizing. Hard to find their stuff…where do you get it? I have one song, but there are a few I’d like to get my hands on…one is Sweat.