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!

Amdusias: Snarky Puppy— Shofukan

I have listened to some new music in 2018, but I’m writing about this one anyway for three reasons:

  • It’s an absolutely amazing bit of jazz.
  • It’s back on Spotify after the band decided that they were done with their Trent Reznor ragequit phase.
  • I just bought tickets to their show here in SF.

Most people come to this band through Lingus, ten minutes of “I wasn’t sure you could actually assemble this many good musicians in one place without creating some kind of problem.” That’s the last track off of 2014’s We Like It Here; Shofukan is the first, and what an intro it is. Take the time to give it several listens, and at any point you want, hone in on some random part of the song, and you’ll hear something cool. I’ve listened to this many, many times and I’m still finding new stuff in it. And isn’t that kinda the best?

Found on: Snarkify

Lorxus: The Flaming Lips — Pompeii am Gotterdammerung

I was thinking of listening to Romaplasm and finding something off there but I’ve been traveling through Switzerland for the past week and a bunch of stuff from the Flaming Lips got very firmly lodged in my head, so enjoy.

Found on: Did you know that the Rhine doesn’t have a single distinct source? It’s true!

Alteq: Will Smith — Switch

Is it a great song? No. Is it a fun song? Sure!

Found on: Shponglefy