FILTER’s Top 5 Stories of The Week Featuring The National + More (In Case You Missed It)
By Staff on April 27, 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. THE NATIONAL TO PERFORM NONSTOP AT MoMA PS1: On May 5, The National will play “Sorrow” from noon to 6 p.m. nonstop at MoMA PS1—inside the intimate VW Dome—located in the Long Island City neighborhood of NYC. This performance is a collaboration with Icelandic artist, Ragnar Kjartansson, entitled "A Lot of Sorrow."
2. FILTER & DR. MARTENS PRESENT KILLER MIKE AT SXSW: We're giving you a peek into our hang time with uber-charismatic Killer Mike, as he gives praise to his biggest influences—from his grandfather to Big Boi, with whom he is currently "reppin' that Atlanta shit" across the U.S. Do yourself a favor: find the nearest city and go see who many swear was the best act of SXSW.
3. ICONA POP: CONTRAST AND CONQUER: “When Stockholm’s Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt randomly met one night at a house party, an unusually grounded—if not inaptly named—pop duo were born. Stripped of forceful idealism, Icona Pop are light on dogmatism and heavy on having a good time. They also have a knack for lodging themselves in your aural memory in a way that is nothing short of subconsciously sublime…”
4. GRMLN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “HAND PISTOL”: This year, we've been happy to hear new music from GRMLN's Yoodoo Park and lucky for us, he's bringing us more songs! Today he's released "Hand Pistol," the second single from his upcoming debut album Empire that is due out June 4 via Carpark Records.
5. BLACK APPLES PREMIERE NEW VIDEO: With their EP Tales and Truths already out this week, Los Angeles based quartet Black Apples has been basking in the glory of releasing new music, as well as new videos, and we're happy to announce their new music video for their single "Tales And Truths" for an exclusive FILTER Premiere!