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On Tour With Sigur Ros (Courtesy of Sigur Rós Instagram)

By Staff; Photos by @sigurros on January 26, 2013

 

On Tour With Sigur Ros (Courtesy of Sigur Rós Instagram)

 

Sigur Rós has been hard at work with their Reddit AMA to the announcement that they're playing Coachella – all while touring! Here are some of our favorite tour snaps from the Sigur Rós Instagram (@sigurros). Although they’re playing shows abroad right now, you only have to wait a couple of months until they hit the road in North America and then you can capture them on your own Instagram!

 

Check out our Instagram @FILTERmagazine for a peek at our daily lives!

LOOK: PAPA Moves Big At The Bootleg This Monday

By Staff on January 25, 2013

 

LOOK: PAPA Moves Big At The Bootleg This Monday

 

It seems like Los Angeles band PAPA has had a seriously successful residency at the Bootleg Theater! Last week while playing to a full crowd there was a line of 250 fans outside, waiting to get in. While you're always taught that the first rule of concerts and/or clubs is to always keep a line, we don't want any PAPA fan to go wanting!

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FESTIVAL WATCH: 2013 Coachella Line-up Revealed (Courtesy of FILTER Tumblr + Instagram)

By Staff on January 25, 2013

 

FESTIVAL WATCH: 2013 Coachella Line-up Revealed (Courtesy of FILTER Tumblr + Instagram)

 

Last night the 2013 Coachella lineup was announced. Immediately we took to the streets/internet access that we had and posted the purpley-pink list up onto our Instagram and onto our Tumblr.

 

While many of the wild rumors did not come to fruition, we are pretty impressed by the amount of FILTER faves are on this list: Blur, The Postal Service, Lou Reed, Passion Pit, Band of Horses, Local Natives, Japandroids plus so many more...and that's just FRIDAY!

 

Let us know what you think of the festival's line-up and make sure to follow us on Instagram @FILTERmagazine and on Tumblr for more updates!

TOUR WATCH: Kate Earl Announces Dates In Support Of Andrew McMahon

By Staff on January 24, 2013

 

TOUR WATCH: Kate Earl Announces Dates In Support Of Andrew McMahon

Kate Earl, a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles (by way of Alaska), capped off 2012 with the release of Stronger--her third full-length studio album. This spring Earl will go on a month-long jaunt of the US with former former Jack’s Mannequin member Andrew McMahon.

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LOOK: Cole Gerst Shows Us The Beauty Of What Is “The In-Between”

By Staff on January 24, 2013

 

LOOK: Cole Gerst Shows Us The Beauty Of What Is “The In-Between”

 

Artist Cole Gerst first gained notoriety while he was the art director for two separate record labels, and then as the first in-house art director for the House Of Blues corporation. After leaving the House Of Blues in 2002, Gerst founded his own company called Option-G-- known for creating innovative and visually unique designs for artists such as Beck, Interpol or Bright Eyes, as well as directing animated and flash content for brands such as Toyota, Nickelodeon and The Sundance Channel.

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Behind The Scenes Of Our Icona Pop Photo Shoot (Courtesy Of FILTER Instagram)

By Staff on January 24, 2013

 

Behind The Scenes Of Our Icona Pop Photo Shoot (Courtesy Of FILTER Instagram)

 

Here's a teaser from our awesome shoot with Swedish electro-pop DJs Icona Pop eariler this week. We'e so glad that we got to spend time at Venice Beach with the girls whose music we have been bouncing to since their energetic performances at last year's Culture Collide.

 

Follow us on Instagram @FILTERmagazine for more sneak peeks!

FESTIVAL WATCH: Open’er Adds Animal Collective, Disclosure, Tame Impala And More To 2013 Lineup

By Staff on January 24, 2013

 

FESTIVAL WATCH: Open’er Adds Animal Collective, Disclosure, Tame Impala And More To 2013 Lineup

 

Open'er Festival—organized by Alter Art and sponsored by Heineken—is celebrating its 12th annual event this July 3 through 6 in Gdynia, Poland.

 

Blur, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, and Kings of Leon were already announced as headliners. Now, we are excited to spread the word that Tame ImpalaAnimal Collective, UK garage brother-duo, Disclosure, and Polish singer/songwriter, Maria Peszek, have been added to the bill. 

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TOUR WATCH: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Take America Head On

By Staff, Photo by Cat Stevens on January 23, 2013

 

TOUR WATCH: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Take America Head On

 

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, consummate juggernauts of the rock n’ roll canon, are about to release their 15th studio album (Push The Sky Away out February 18th via Bad Seeds Ltd) and have just announced a jaunt across North America in support of it. The tour starts in Austin, Texas with a show at Stubb’s for NPR’s Music Showcase on March 13th. Cave will also participate in a conversation with New York based author Larry Ratso Sloman for SXSW Film and Music on March 12th.

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Sigur Rós Will Participate In Reddit AMA (Courtesy of Sigur Rós’ Instagram)

By Staff; Photo by @Sigurros on January 23, 2013

 

Sigur Rós Will Participate In Reddit AMA (Courtesy of Sigur Rós’ Instagram)

 

Today in the world of Instagram, Icelandic's leading ambient-dream-pop group(and one of last year's FILTER cover starsSigur Rós announced that they would be participating in their very first Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything"). Tomorrow at 12pm (PST) the group will be available to the entire web world and promises to "do their best to answer honestly" from their recording studio in Los Angeles.

 

The group will also premiere a video clip of new material scheduled to go live simultaneously during the hour long discussion. If you don't want to venture to Reddit yourself to read the band's answers to any question you could possibly imagine (and then some), check back to Sigur Rós' official site where a direct link to the AMA will be conveniently placed!

 

Follow us @FILTERmagazine and Sigur Rós @sigurros for more Instagram updates!

FESTIVAL WATCH: Iceland Airwaves Reveals The First 12 Performers For 2013 Festival

By Staff on January 23, 2013

 

FESTIVAL WATCH: Iceland Airwaves Reveals The First 12 Performers For 2013 Festival

 

Over 200 beloved artists performed at the 2012 Iceland Airwaves festival, from Blouse, to Vacationer, to Moonface. Now we know of 12 bands so far that are scheduled to rock Reykjavík—from October 30 through November 3—proving that 2013 looks just as promising. 

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