New York duo Salt Cathedral share new single ‘Run For The Money’ featuring Assassin (Kendrick Lamar / Kanye West collaborator) via Noisey
“Evocative… as immediate and cool to the touch as Ellie Goulding.” Pitchfork
“It’s poppy, it’s ambient, it’s … a momentary feeling of bliss.” Consequence of Sound
“Strange but lovely.” The Times
“Ethereal, spacious… like a ghostly being talking to itself.” VICE
“We dare you not to shake your behind to this in perfect unison” Metro
In singer Juli Ronderos’ words: “’Run For The Money’ is the representation of the hard work that it takes to succeed – the hustle both to survive and to be personally satisfied. To get to the great stuff you have to remain in motion, work hard, work longer and later than others and really strive for that “gold”!! – i.e, the best of your own work.
“For this song, and the record, we were very inspired by our Colombian yearn for dancing as well as Caribbean culture and music—the latter of which is very vibrant in our Brooklyn neighborhood. We were really lucky to get Assassin, an insane talent and a very strong exponent of Jamaican and dancehall culture on this track.”
The duo have just announced their debut album via Consequence of Sound, Big Waves/Small Waves is slated for release this year (date tbc). The record features collaborations with dancehall singer, dub pioneer and legend Lee Scratch Perry and Brooklyn’s own Matisyahu, with whom the duo recently released the infectious single Unraveling at the end of 2016.
Performing at SXSW and other festivals alongside the highly anticipated debut album release, 2017 is set to be the year of Salt Cathedral. Big Waves/Small Waves follows two widely acclaimed EPs and a handful of singles that have earned the band millions of streams on Spotify. Inspired by their Colombian upbringing, and the predominantly Jamaican neighborhood they live in, the record is brimming with Caribbean rhythms, confrontational vocals and mesmerizing melodies. The New York-based duo’s unique and progressive stylings will no doubt see them soar to even greater heights in 2017.