Salem (Stylized as SALEM) is an American band from Traverse City and Chicago, composed of John Holland, Heather Marlatt, and Jack Donoghue The band's debut release, Yes I Smoke Crack, was released on Acéphale in 2008 - the EP sold out in pre-sales. Salem formed in Chicago in 2006, two years before the release of their first official EP. Their single "Asia" was featured in the fifth season of Skins. In 2010, the band released its first LP, King Night, on IAMSOUND Records. For its 2011 collection, Parisian fashion house Givenchy used the band's song "King Night" to open and close the runway show, selected by Riccardo Tisci. Their song "Trapdoor" was featured in the 2012 film The Place Beyond the Pines.
In 2009, Salem performed their first official show in Rome, at the Palazzo Dei Congressi. In the winter of 2010 Salem went on a European tour and in the spring of 2011, they went on a US tour. They played the PRIMAVERA music festival in Spain as well as many other music festivals and one off shows.