Salem Announce New EP ‘Salem II,’ Share New Single

Last year, Will Gould’s Salem promised new music would be released in 2021. And they’ve made good on their word. Salem have announced their new EP, Salem II, out May 7th via Roadrunner Records.

To preview the upcoming release, they’ve shared the EP’s lead single “DRACULADS.” Everything about the songs screams classic UK punk rock from Gould’s dramatic vocals to the upbeat energy and gritty guitars. But of course, Gould has to add his own twist, which comes during the mellow, doo-wop inspired bridge.

Talking about the new track, the Creeper frontman says:

“DRACULADS is the sound of two lovers kissing in a bar fight. It is an over-the-top love song literally about falling in love with a vampire.

“The video is a period piece and tells the story of two punk rock kids dating in England, in 1985. It was filmed in one single day and shot at many historic musical landmarks in Manchester. For the two indoor scenes I built sets in my apartment, at one point transforming my own bedroom into the home of one of our characters. It is chaotic and romantic, destructive and dramatic just as the song it was shot for.”

Watch the video below.

Pre-orders and merch bundles for Salem’s new EP are available here, but you better hurry. The signed vinyl EP is limited to 500 copies.

Artwork:

Salem II EP

Tracklisting:

1. William, It Was Really Something
2. DRACULADS
3. Keep The Thorns
4. Sweet Tooth
5. Heaven Help Me

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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