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WATCH: A Slam Dunk With Liars’ Video for “WIXIW”

By Staff on February 6, 2013

 

WATCH: A Slam Dunk With Liars’ Video for “WIXIW”

 

After Liars' release of WIXIW last year, they have finally shared a video for their title track. The black and white video (directed by Alex/2Tone) is visually minimalistic, but offers a more profound message rooted in basketball and Greek mythology. Watch this dark and inspiring video below, via Entertainment Weekly.

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LISTEN: Psychic Twin Releases Electro-Pop “Strangers” Off New 7”

By Staff on February 6, 2013

 

LISTEN: Psychic Twin Releases Electro-Pop “Strangers” Off New 7”

 

The Chicago-based electro-pop group, Psychic Twin, recently shared their single, "Strangers," and we instantly got lost in it. This 80's inspired tune with its steady drum beats, soft synths, and melodic voice is definitely worth a listen. The band is set to release the Strangers 7" on March 5 via Polyvinyl.

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MP3: Stars Release Their Free “You Guys Are Awesome” EP

By Staff; Photo by Norman Wong on February 6, 2013

 

MP3: Stars Release Their Free “You Guys Are Awesome” EP

 

We can never get too excited about free music and Stars has gifted us with just that! In celebration of their upcoming North American tour, they have released their free EP, You Guys Are Awesome that you can now download for free on Noisetrade.

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MP3: Low Offers Free Download Of “Just Make It Stop”; Announces Bonus Disc With Album Pre-Order

By Staff on February 6, 2013

 

MP3: Low Offers Free Download Of “Just Make It Stop”; Announces Bonus Disc With Album Pre-Order

 

Duluth, Minnesota's indie-rock export, Low, is back with a new album produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy--The Invisible Way--and a major tour on the horizon. Today, the melodic trio announced that fans can download "Just Make It Stop" from the upcoming album for free via Sup Pop's soundcloud!

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LISTEN: Yelle Entrances Us With “L’Amour Parfait”

By Staff on February 6, 2013

 

LISTEN: Yelle Entrances Us With “L’Amour Parfait”

 

French electro-pop band, Yelle, released their single "L'Amour Parfait" today, and it already has us swaying to those beats. They are set to release a digital package that includes four remixes of the song on February 12 via Kitsuné.

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WATCH: Toro Y Moi’s In Studio Performance Of “High Living”

By Staff on February 5, 2013

 

WATCH: Toro Y Moi’s In Studio Performance Of “High Living”

 

Recently, Toro Y Moi's, Chaz Bundick, sat down with Yours Truly to talk about his new album, Anything In Return. The site posted a video of that talk along with his performance of "High Living" off the album that we just couldn't wait to share!

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WATCH: Obsessed With Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Video “So Good At Being In Trouble”

By Staff on February 5, 2013

 

WATCH: Obsessed With Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Video “So Good At  Being In Trouble”

 

A few weeks ago, we got a taste of Unknown Mortal Orchestra's new album II, and we could not wait to hear more from them. Now our anticipation is over with the release of their album today via Jagjaguar. To add to our excitement, they have also unleashed their video for "So Good At Being In Trouble" featuring actor/musician Chris Mintz-Plasse.

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WATCH: Build An Emotional Bonfire With Rhye In “Open”

By Staff on February 5, 2013

 

WATCH: Build An Emotional Bonfire With Rhye In “Open”

 

Rhye, the unbelievably smooth collaboration of Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal (Quadron) has just announced the details for their debut full-length: Woman. The international duo--now based in LA--will be releasing their first LP on March 5, 2013 via INNOVATIVE LEISURE / LOMA VISTA / REPUBLIC.

 

In conjuction with this announcement, the two have released their gorgeously shot, yet bittersweet video for "Open"--Woman's opener.

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WATCH: Matt Pond Serenades Us With New Video For “Starlet” (FILTER Premiere)

By Staff on February 5, 2013

 

WATCH: Matt Pond Serenades Us With New Video For “Starlet” (FILTER Premiere)

 

Here at FILTER, we’re so excited about  Matt Pond's debut solo album, The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand that we've been counting down the days until its release. Good thing that day has finally come!  

 

Lucky for us (and you!), we got our hands on an exclusive video premiere of “Starlet,” recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn.

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LISTEN: Chalk And Numbers Mixes Mod With Modern In “Boy”

By Staff on February 5, 2013

 

LISTEN: Chalk And Numbers Mixes Mod With Modern In “Boy”

 

Brooklyn's Chalk and Numbers features the pairing of Sable Yong and Andrew Pierce, and together, their music is so absolutely, perfectly charming. Reminiscent of popular girl groups of the 60's (think The Supremes or The Shangri-Las), the duo draws influence from the past and present.  They sure do remind us of a certain other girl-boy pairing. "Boy," the first single off their upcoming Parade EP, is a perfect example of how retro meets modern to create a catchy and playful jingle.

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