Light Asylum "Shallow Tears (Like a Storm) (Salem Remix)"
Really, it was only a matter of time before these two dark-pop outfits came together on a track. Taking sparse elements of an unreleased cut from 2009 by Brooklyn duo Light Asylum (pictured above), fellow goth fiends Salem create an ominous remix of "Shallow Tears" that sounds much more like a cover than anything else. The Midwestern band uses its own deep synth sounds, skittering drum-machine beats, and warbling, distorting effects to give the already sullen ballad a blown-out, far-gone tone. And though we miss the soulful, commanding baritone of Shannon Funchess, the treatments Salem uses on her voice really drive home the otherworldly vibes. (via Altered Zones)
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