Welcome to The SALSA Weekly! The SALSA Weekly is a curated playlist/post on the blog, wherein members of SALSA will submit one song they have been digging the past week and why.

The List

For your listening pleasure, here are our picks in one handy dandy Spotify playlist. Scroll down for what we have to say!


Alteq: Rubblebucket — Came Out of a Lady

more horns moRE Horns MORE HORNS

Found on: Hornify

Amdusias: Zola Jesus — Exhumed

Holy shit this is SO INTENSE like, it’s intense enough that I feel the need to write about it in all caps. But then I might trample Makyo’s cooking schtick, so nope, just regular enthusiasm for today.

If you believe Spotify, Okovi is the second Zola Jesus album this year. It isn’t actually (Stridulum came out in 2010, so I’m not sure why it’s marked as having come out in August), but this is a fantastic release even without the qualifier of “and she just released another album a month earlier!” I was torn between doing this or “Soak”, the track after it on the album, but I always come back to everything about this one: those really, really overblown strings, the distorted-to-hell kicks, even the really cool, vaguely kinky album art. THE DRUMS, WOW oh, right, I promised no caps lock, sorry.

Found on: /hug

Proxy: Deerhoof — I Will Spite Survive (feat. Jenn Wasner)

I really like Deerhoof. A lot. I was really looking forward to Mountain Moves, and it did not fail to disappoint. I feel as though this might be Deerhoof’s most pleasantly-accessible album containing its most positive quirks. While not their best album, it contains a lot of repetitive hooks that manage to get me both dancing and feeling things. This is the exact case with “I Will Spite Survive,’ which has a lot of fun sounds to it along with the simple message of survival, even if it’s out of spite and becoming the executioner in the end. I really resonate with it, and it reaches a fever pitch with a sudden modulation that I still find silly. It’s a simple song that does emotionally affect me, and it’s catchy as hell. Simple enough reason to make it my weekly this time.

Found on: sporkiknyf

Veyote: Above & Beyond — My Own Hymn (feat. Zoë Johnston)

With their annual ABGT event happening this weekend, the trance trio’s latest single has me grooving.

Found on: Sporkleforkle

Peri: Dengue Fever — Sni Bong

Dengue Fever is a lovely Cambodian Pop/Psychadelic Rock from Los Angeles. They get bonus strange audio points for being a guest on Welcome to Night Vale!

Found on: Sportify

Lorxus: Muse — Map of the Problematique

Did you know this is about a prophetic topic paper in economics? I didn’t until a few months after I first listened to it. Anyway, enjoy a soundtrack to the ongoing apocalypse.

Found on: Paddling through a flooded deserted city center, the last copy on CD will float by you. You’ll trade it for a cup of water later on.

Duster: Women — Group Transport Hall

I don’t know why it took me so long to give Women a listen, because this is seriously good stuff. Group Transport Hall is the 6th track from their self-titled debut, a mostly noisy, mathematic album that’s broken up by a few micro-pop gems like this one. While it’s only a minute long, it establishes a solid verse/chorus/verse structure with layered vocals that recall early Rogue Wave and Animal Collective’s most stripped down material. Totally worth taking 60 seconds out of your day to check out.

Found on: Spobify

Makyo: Singularity — Print

So Amdusias tweeted this the other day, mentioning that a lot of music they liked from Soundcloud now exists only as a YouTube video with about 100 plays. I’m glad to consider myself several of those. It’s smooth and beautifully coherent.

Found on: Good ol’ youtube

Klyvert: The Waterboys — This Is The Sea

“Once you were tethered, now you are free/That was the river, this is the sea”

Found on: You, Tube!