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WATCH: Elastic Sleep Combines Light and Dark on “Leave You” (FILTER Premiere)

By Staff on May 21, 2014

 

 

Irish shoegazers Elastic Sleep combine dreamy fuzz-pop and impressive guitar licks in their new track “Leave You” off their latest EP.

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LISTEN: Glass Animals’ “Pools” Video Is A Claymation Trip

By Staff on May 20, 2014

 

 

The new video for Glass Animals “Pools” is a Play-Doh fantasy of wild animals and surreal colors, the perfect accompaniment to their rhythmic, tropical single.

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LISTEN: BANKS Shares Her Heartbreak on New Single: “Drowning”

By Staff on May 20, 2014

 


BANKS is one of those rare internet superstars that seems to have appeared out of thin air and into the buzzy stratosphere within a matter of months; in this case, the hype is well-deserved. The soulful electro-pop maven is final set to release her debut album, after having her Soundcloud account discovered by Zane Lowe and being nominated for awards by BBC and MTV.

 

Her latest single from the upcoming Goddess is “Drowning,” a sleek but biting anthem of bitter heartbreak.
 

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WATCH: Doe Eye Premieres “Shattered” Video (FILTER Exclusive)

By Staff on May 20, 2014

 


Doe Eye, the musical outlet of multi-talented Maryam Qudus, has released a video for her new track “Shattered,” (which we're already obsessed with), and we’re excited to be premiering it exclusively here at FILTER!

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WATCH: White Fence Pay Homage to Gram Parsons At The Troubadour

By Staff on May 20, 2014

 


The AV Club’s “Pioneering” series, which focuses on up-and-coming bands paying homage to musicians from their hometowns, caught up with Tim Presley of White Fence to talk about country legend Gram Parsons. The short-lived country singer has served as an inspiration for everyone from Emmylou Harris to Keith Richards, and fellow Angelenos White Fence still feel his influence on rock music, decades after his passing.
 

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WATCH: Talking Southern Style with Baby Bee at SXSW

By Staff on May 19, 2014

 

 

SXSW was so jam-packed with new bands to see that, even though the party ended a few months ago, we’re still catching up with all the performances that came out of it. Enter Baby Bee, the Louisiana brothers who played a rockin’ set at our Haggar Showcase.

 

These stylish Southern gents gave us some insight into their sartorial influences--from Fats Domino to The Hives--before playing an acoustic set at the Haggar Slacks Lounge.

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WATCH: M.I.A. Debuts Self-Directed “Double Bubble Trouble” Video

By Natasha Aftandilians on May 19, 2014

 

 

M.I.A. has put her directorial talents on display in her new video for “Double Bubble Trouble”; the result is a hyperactive visual mosh pit of sex, drugs, and 3-D printed guns.

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WATCH: Phantogram Shines At Our Guitar Center/DIRECTV SXSW Showcase

By Staff on May 19, 2014

 


Austin, TX was home to a staggering number of great bands for the two weeks of SXSW, and our former cover stars Phantogram were definitely one of the highlights. Luckily you can relive their killer set from our Guitar Center Sessions/DIRECTV showcase with their performances of “Fall in Love” and “Mouthful of Diamonds” here.

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LISTEN: Tom Brosseau Shares New EP “Today Is A Bright New Day” (FILTER Premiere)

By Staff, photo by Carey Braswell on May 19, 2014

 

LISTEN: Tom Brosseau Shares New EP “Today Is A Bright New Day” (FILTER Premiere)

A folk troubadour in the most modern sense, Tom Brosseau has released his Today Is A Bright New Day EP proving that folk-rock doesn't have to follow any formula in order to be relevant. Now a certified Angeleno, the singer-songwriter honed his sound while growing up in North Dakota, but pairs his tunes with thoughtful, often anxiety-ridden lyricism that puts a new spin on the old folk-rock standard.

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WATCH: Andrew Garfield Stars In Arcade Fire’s “We Exist” Video

By Staff on May 16, 2014

 

 

When Arcade Fire performed "We Exist" at this year's Coachella (second weekend), it came with a message and a story. There was the appearance of a mysterious blonde woman that, until today, remained unnamed. Turns out it was Andrew Garfield starring in the video for the Reflektor track. You can watch the finished product now.

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