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Salem / Bio

Salem have their own unique sound and style. Part soundtrack to an imagined previously unreleased Spaghetti Western, and part existentialist symphony packed with literary references, mariachi trumpets, banjos, bells and a Russian army choir, Salem are impressive! Through bombastic landscapes of sound ingeniously orchestrated to intimate cabaret-like night club gusto, Salem combine a vast variety of genres and styles and refuse to be pigeon holed in one particular direction. A common denominator, however, is the superb vocal that shies no comparison to the greatest crooners of all times and the songs that, though founded in a pop-context, dare wrestle the great philosophical themes of our time with poetical flair and lyrical beauty.

With the release of the Trilogy - "I Kicked the Dog" (2002), "The Anatomy of Pain" (2003) and "From the Riverbank" (2005) - Salem has taken the Danish critics by storm, receiving two nominations to the most important and highest ranked Danish music award, The Steppenwolf 2006, and several top 10 album-of-the-year rankings by an agreeing unity of Danish written medias.

As a result of substantial airplay on various international radio stations, along side with requests from the European and American movie industry, a need emerged for an album designed to an international audience. ”The Rest of the West” (2007) is Salem’s first international album and contains – besides material from the duo’s first three albums – new tracks as well.

“The Rest of the West” manifests Salem’s awesome potential and would suit any motion picture - especially the one within your mind - so lean back, enjoy and check out more on www.houseofsalem.dk and www.coperecords.com

General Info

Band Members
Kasper No Behrens & Mikkel Risbjerg
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Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Alternative Rock / Folk Rock

Contact Info

Copenhagen, DK
Sophie Bech