Not only does she have one of the more intriguing stage names we’ve heard recently, but the Bay Area’s Salami Rose Joe Louis produces music steeped in hypnotic sophistication. Her latest track, “Nostalgic Montage”, is infused with elegant whimsy and a heavy dose of un-esistable California morning haze.
Another Salami track that caught our attention was “I Miss You So” which was recorded straight to tape in a bedroom studio and utilizes spare key lines and a thumb-picked Fender to create a sound much more atmospheric and far-reaching than the limits of the spartan setup generally allow. She keeps it modest on the visual surface as well, rocking mom jeans and a saggy sweater in keeping with the casual at-home vibe, though somehow projects the image of the chanteuses. Like all the best escapists, she seems to be able to pick anything up from her modest surroundings and weave it into a surreal, and in this case incredibly psychedelic, spell.
She has recently teamed up with independent LA based label Brainfeeder and accompanied Toro Y Moi on his March tour. We’re hoping to hear much, much more from her in the near future.
Tina Romano