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    Salem: Getting To The Root

     It's been what feels like ages (but is in fact a year) since we sat down with Salem during 2010's South By Southwest festival. In that time, they've released a stunning debut record--one of our favorites of the last year--and continued to amass controversy.In anticipation of their forthcoming NYC show at Santos Party House (if we were into labeling things in a fashion akin to Lil' B, someone who actually finds a kindred spirit in the weird earnestness of Salem's Jack Donoghue, John Holland and Heather Marlatt, we'd call this a #rare #based performance), we caught up with Jack, John and Heather via email to discuss music critics (particularly Chris Weingarten), song lyrics and being the poster children for a scene. And what we found out...was amazing. These guys, after everything, are just three friends who enjoy making music. Sharing it with the world? They're cool with that, also. The fact that some people like it? That's just a plus. Strip away the ascribed image and you'll find what we did: there's no manipulation, no metaphor, no ulterior motive behind these words. Read them for yourself and realize: S4LEM: they're just like you and I.

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    We love BritBrit!

    Oh, this interview with Britney Spears.  So good.

    Damn, Britney. DAAAAAMN.

    Popnography of interviews Britney and asks the things we dont dare.  We're willing to overlook the fact that the title of the piece is "Britney Emails Her Heart Out" and very few of her responses are complete sentences.  The little tidbits (brit-bits) that we get from her are solid gold.  This entertained team Soldout for a solid weekday.  Amazing.  Some key q's and a's below.  (She loves Gaga! Britney, call us!)

    Sadly, we do not think Britney has a Formspring a la Keshadolla.  Too bad. 


    Are there any of your songs that you wish you hadn’t recorded/you don’t really love?
    No. All of my songs are f–ing amazing.

    How is Femme Fatale different from your other albums?
    I think Femme Fatale is my most upbeat and mature album yet.

    Do you listen to your contemporaries’ music?
    Yes. I love Gaga and Rihanna. Rihanna’s "S & M" is awesome. 

    Which song from the last 10 years do you wish you had recorded?
    Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie.”

     (sidenote, Marley was not impressed to hear that Brit was jumping on the "domestic abuse is hot" bandwagon...)

    Assuming reincarnation exists, in my next life I’d life to be...
    A bird, so I can fly.

    (and later)

    Do you have any phobias?
    Flying, because I’m not in control.

    As Dr Zachary says, Well, obviously she wants to be in control of her flying :)

    And that, friends, is why we love her.



    Soldout Gets Intimate with Sasha Grey and aTelecine

    Updated on Dec 27, 2010 by Registered CommenterRuss

    We talk a lot about Witch House, Fuckcore, Grave Wave, whatever you want to call it.  So when we heard about Todd Pendu's plan to release a record by aTelecine (Pendu Sound/Dais), the musical outlet for Sasha Grey and Pablo St. Francis, and their new band members Anthony Djuan and Ian C, we knew we had to find out more.

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    Salem By Southwest

    We have discussed Salem and queried Salem and dissected Salem and obsessed and now... Russ and Kristin of soldout interview Jack, Heather and John-the members of the genre-smashing, forwarding-thinking horror/rap/electronic collective SALEM.

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