Salem Plot Their Return
Though the Michigan-bred combo of John Holland, Heather Marlatt and rapper Jack Donoghue had pretty well left listeners in the lurch following the release of their I'm Still in the Night EP from 2011, an Instagram post from photographer/musician Wolfgang Tillmans explains that the group recently remixed a track of his. The Salem-crafted version of his "Make It Up As You Go Along," which appeared earlier this year on Tillmans' 2016/1986 EP, will be included on a remix set titled Device Control, which is out September 16 via Fragile.
"As expected the mix is super dense, highly abstracted from the original, and has an irresistible magic and pull," Tillmans wrote, adding that Holland and Donoghue did the remix in Montegut, LA, where they're working on a new album.
The unit will also be working on the record in Los Angeles. While info on the LP is scarce beyond that, the as-yet-unnamed album be Salem's first full-length release since 2010's King Night LP.
You can check Tillmans' post down below.
Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.
SALEM's John Holland and Jack Donoghue just sent through 'Make It Up As You Go Along (SALEM Remix)' The first piece of music they release in over five years. - They did the remix in Montegut, Louisiana this month, where they lived for the last year and where I took this photograph in May when visiting them. As expected the mix is super dense, highly abstracted from the original, and has an irresistible magic and pull. John and Jack were working on a new album there, and are completing it in Los Angeles, where they live now. Salem are back. Full Louisiana pictures when album comes out. Label tbc. - 'Make It Up As You Go Along (SALEM Remix)' will be on Wolfgang Tillmans 'Device Control EP' together with more tracks and remixes tbc soon. Release date September 16. Fragile003 distributed through www.wordandsound.net The original mix is on Spotify, Traxsource, Beatport, iTunes, and others as well as 12" vinyl out now. Video is on Youtube and Vimeo. #salem #jackdonoghue #johnholland #fragile #makeitupasyougoalong #wordandsound #wolfgangtillmans #devicecontrol