SLUG Magazine released Death By Salt V on June 12, 2015. This compliation album features music from 13 Utah bands that specialize in various forms of garage rock. SLUG is proud to have the series return with such a diverse and eclectic music scene.
The bands featured on this edition have a range of influences from hardcore to psych to post-punk, all rooted in a DIY ethic that can be connected to garage rock. It is a chronicle to the greatness of the Utah music scene. As a companion piece to the album, SLUG has written up a comprehensive history of the series in our June 2015 issue (issue #318), documenting its formation.
"Over the past fifteen years, our Death By Salt local band compilation series has documented various stages of Utah's music scene," says SLUG Editor, Angela H. Brown. "Death By Salt V is an audible testiment to the continual growth of our talented local band community."
7. Albino Father - The Rats
8. Pentagraham Crackers - Santa's Little Helper
9. Beat Hotel - Juan Lennon
10. Koala Temple - Beverly Musick
11. Dark Seas - Comin' Down
12. Super 78 - Further Than Stars
13. Color Animal - Heal Me
This edition is limited to 1,000 physical pieces pressed to multi-colored vinyl and comes with a digital download code. The music comprises exclusive tracks from each band, never before found on other albums or releases. The art and design was a collaboration between artists Sean Hennefer, Matt Hoenes and SLUG Magazine's Lead Designer, Joshua Joye. All previous Death By Salt compilations can be found on iTunes, Bandcamp or on DeathBySalt.com.