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 two weeks (Maddy was in Hungary!) 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!

Proxy: Leikeli47 — Miss Me

No huge writeup this week, just vibing with the sentiment real hard. This track has a more old-school New York rap approach to its beat and flow, and there’s some fun wordplay on display here. Also, Leikeli47 is underappreciated as an MC.


Amdusias: Camp Cope— How To Socialize & Make Friends

Camp Cope was the opener on the last Against Me! tour, and the similarity shows; the first track on this album (the aptly-named “The Opener”) is a straight-up diss track of all of the obnoxious men in their lives. I’m into it.

Track two, meanwhile, is a fuck-off breakup song about an apparently very creepy person:

Yeah I guess we both got our problems and areas to improve And I know one of mine is to go a night without sympathising with you I can see myself living without you and being fine For the rest of my life

All I know is: I really don’t want to be the person this song is about.

Found on: How To Spotify & Make Friends

Peri: BomBARDed — A Musical Dungeons and Dragons Adventure

So my weekly rec is a bit of a weird one. It’s a Dungeons and Dragons liveplay podcast (All the rage, these days) with a twist. All the players are actual musicians (Members of the band Lindby) who all play Bards (Magical musicians who perform to make spells) and they have to play their Bardic tunes in real life. There’s great chemistry within the group, plenty of musical jokes and horrible puns, and the existence of “Chord Dice” that the players have to roll to generate songs. Good fun.

Found on: Spots & Ify’s

Lunostophiles: Inital Talk, Dua Lipa — New Rules [Initial Talk Remix]

80s remixes are a thing. My first exposure to this seemingly YouTube-specific subgenre of remix came from TRONICBOX, who has done some amazing work in their own right. But none of the remixes have caught themselves so harshly in my brain as this remix of “New Rules”. What Initial Talk does in recontextualizing the song is nothing short of genius, entirely rewriting the mood and intensity of the song. While it still comes across as a post-breakup ‘get my house in order’ song, the ferocity of the 80s synth pads takes this from melancholy dance tune to a fervent expression of kicking shitty lovers to the curb.

And honestly, the video that was made for it is worth your attention, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLjNTTCVat0

Found on: Spotify, but 80s

Fleas: Cold Cave — Confetti

Synth-driven post-punk curated by Give Up The Ghost Vocalist Wesley Eisold. If you like 80s post-punk, then this band is for you.

Found on: Spotify

Lorxus: Outkast — Hey Ya

Did you know that this entire song is in 11/4? Because it is! I always wondered why I liked this song alone out of all the dreck I had to listen to in middle school, and now I know.


Din: Eat Randy — Julian Smith

Randy wish me a happy anniversary, would you?

Found on: Yuh-Tubs

Amari: Adam Betts — Drumbones

Just found out this dude is playing in London in the summer and I got the urge to listen to his debut EP again. Glitchy, technical drumming that will knock your socks off. Check the video too! https://youtu.be/Qgh7gc3x4tM

Found on: Sporty Fly

Makyo: Henry Homesweet — Flex Out

Henry Homesweet is one of those artists that will always mean a lot to me, and, though I put little stock into the classical idea of having ‘our song’, this would likely be one for me and Amdusias. The lyrics may just be ‘flop, shop’ repeated throughout, which is kinda silly, but it’s just a spectacularly bouncy and catchy chip/house song all around, so the lyrics don’t need to be super deep.

Found on: Sbeepbeepbeep