Oct 2010 08

After sharing stages with some of music’s most original bands, from Gossip to Crystal Castles, New York City’s APACHE BEAT has finally released  their debut album.

‘Last Chants’ is available on Beverly Martel Music and features guest work from “The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Rapture, and Lightspeed Champion.”

APACHE BEAT’s ability to create interesting songs with powerful percussion have attracted the attention of Pitchfork and Nylon’s music gurus for years. It is no surprise then, that Vulture and Stereogum have nothing but praise for their new album.

Oct 2010 08

Pitchfork has just reviewed ‘King Night’ the debut album from SALEM, calling it “interesting and sonically detailed.”  Pitchfork also noted that despite their wide range of influences, “The fact that, through it all, SALEM still sound like themselves and no one else is a testament to their vision.”

The album has had a surge of radio adds this last week, making it #1 most added at CMJ Hip Hop, #2 most added at CMJ RPM, and #11 most added at CMJ Top 200.   ‘King Night’ is now available from our sister label IAMSOUND Records.

Sep 2010 28

King Night, the debut album from witch house/drag trio SALEM is now available from IAMSOUND Records. Mixed by Dave Sardy (LCD Soundsystem, Band Of Horses, Spoon), the album accents SALEM’s ability to create chilling soundscapes, striking a delicate balance between menacing and serene.  The album has received an overwhelming amount of critical attention, including rave reviews from NME (9/10), Vice (9/10), URB, Dazed And Confused, as well as the cover feature from the latest issue of XLR8R.

“You can call this drag or witch house if you like but regardless of its genre tag this is monumental.” –NME

“Like Crystal Castles before them, SALEM hit on the right mix of tranquilised beauty and stomach-wrenching horror…”  –Vice

“The album is epic – a vast underworld of soupy, hypnotic euphoria, with Heather’s voice flying over and under the record like a dove through a futuristic war zone.”  –Dazed And Confused

“The opening title track is a teeth-grinding Christmas anthem perverted by fanatical choir stabs and crumbling, blown-out subs.  It’s basically SALEM’s annihilation hymn, and it puts their most fierce, polarizing foot forward.”  –XLR8R

“King Night” is a creepy, tripped-out collection of songs that make the hair on your arms stand straight up.”    –URB

Sep 2010 23

None other than Chicago-based IAMSOUND Records band SALEM graces this month’s cover of XLR8R, for their all-things-Chicago issue. Their debut album mixed by DAVE SARDY will be released September 28th.

Check out the full cover story HERE.

Sep 2010 22

APACHE BEAT have released the video for “Another Day” which is available exclusively at SPIN.Com. Apache Beat recruited British video artist Cherise Payne to produce the clip, which mashes trippy screen-saver-style visuals with footage of old art-house movies that she found on a VHS cassette. Their forthcoming debut album ‘Last Chants’ will be released October 5th.

Check out the video for “Another Day” by clicking HERE.

Sep 2010 16

IAMSOUND Music artists MEN are on the cover of this week’s LA Weekly. Their debut album ‘Talk About Body’ will be released on the “impeccably curated Los Angeles–based label IAMSOUND Records” in February 2011. Click on the link below to read the full article and in-depth interview with the band.

MEN on the cover of LA WEEKLY. At the top is frontwoman JD Samson of MEN.

Sep 2010 16

IAMSOUND Records is proud to present Mondrian Sessions, a series of free poolside performances at Skybar at the Mondrian LA in West Hollywood. On select Fridays and Saturdays starting September 17th (this Friday), Skybar in Mondrian LA will play host to some of the most talked about new names on the music circuit.

To start off the series, Brooklyn disco-house band MEN (featuring JD Samson of Le Tigre) will perform, showcasing their energetic live performance and the radical potential of dance music. The show is from 8 PM to midnight and also features special guest DJs. After that, the artists include FADER Magazine cover star Glasser, LA four-piece Warpaint, Peter Moren of Peter Bjorn & John, Yacht, Jens Lekman and The Bird And The Bee. The shows are also presented by our partners KCRW and The FADER.

All performances are free and 21+, all you have to do is RSVP to! Call 323-848-6027 for table reservations.

Sep 2010 09

Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini, who make up the multi-media group NewVillager have signed with IAMSOUND Music. The group has already been receiving well deserved praise from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, TimeOut New York, RCRDLBL and NME, who described the band as “pop shamans taking meticulous steps towards a mysterious, musical nirvana.

NewVillager’s debut album will be released early next year on our sister label IAMSOUND Records.

Sep 2010 08

We’re trilled to announce that MEN have signed with IAMSOUND Music for publishing. The Brooklyn-based trio comprised of JD Samson (Le Tigre), Michael O’Neill (Princess, Ladybug Transistor) and Ginger Brooks Takahashi (LTTR, The Ballet) are putting the finishing touches on their debut album due out in February of 2011 on our sister label IAMSOUND Records.

Sep 2010 08

SALEM, the Traverse City/Chicago based trio have announced the worldwide release of their debut album King Night, out September 28th on our sister label IAMSOUND Records. Mixed by DAVE SARDY, the album accents SALEM’s ability to create chilling soundscapes, striking a delicate balance between menacing and serene.

Following a series of limited edition 7″ singles released throughout 2008 and 2009, the band has already garnered the attention of The FADERThe New York TimesLA Weekly, and Pitchfork.

SALEM – Tracklist

1. King Night
2. Asia
3. Frost
4. Sick
5. Release Da Boar
6. Trapdoor
7. Redlights
8. Hound
9. Traxx
10. Tair
11. Killer

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