FILTER’s Top 5 Stories of The Week Featuring Macklemore + More (In Case You Missed It)
By Staff; Featured photo by Ross Farrar on March 9, 2013
Sometimes you just can't bring yourself to read every single thing that goes up on the internet. Who has time to go through all of those cat gifs and youtube comments besides us? Don't worry, we get it, and we want to help!
Here for your weekend round-up reading pleasure are the top stories that FILTER had to offer this past week in a delicious bite-size format. Dig in!
1. MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS RAISE THE CEILING: When we rode shotgun around Seattle with Macklemore in September of last year, none of the commercial success or mainstream recognition had found him yet. Today, on the phone before yet another gig in yet another city, he’s exactly as humble and assured as he was then—if a little shell-shocked.
2. FILTER PREMIERES NEW HOCKEY SINGLE: Hockey is months away from unleashing their highly anticipated follow-up record to Mind Chaos, titled Wyeth IS. Today, however, Hockey fans get to hear three-and-a-half minutes of the forthcoming album via new track, "Defeat on the Double Bass Line."
3. CILLIE BARNES DEBUTS WITH "BRAINWASH": Los-Angeles singer, Cillie Barnes, has blended aspects of rock, hip-hop and folk to create an infectious collection of songs that express her spunky charm. We're excited to introduce you to this songstress with her debut single premiere, "Brainwash."
4. WAVVES: STAYING POSI: When Wavves—the duo of founder/songwriter Nathan Williams and bassist Stephen Pope—went into a studio in Los Angeles’ Los Feliz neighborhood to record Afraid of Heights, their fourth full-length and first for emerging label Mom + Pop, they didn’t know they’d be spending an entire year there.
5. SHE & HIM RELEASE NEW TRACK FROM VOLUME 3: With the third installment of their Volume series coming up May 7th via Merge Records, She & Him have just released the newest track "Never Wanted Your Love" from Volume 3.