FILTER’s Top 5 Stories of The Week Featuring The Strokes + More (In Case You Missed It)
By Staff on February 16, 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. FILTER @ SXSW 2013
Not surprisingly, our top story for the week is our 2013 SXSW showcase announcements! We're taking over Rainey Street with some awesome partners like Dickies, Dr. Martens, DTS, and Slacker Radio. On top of that, we've got our Showdown on Cedar Street with American Rag. How amazing does all that sound? RSVP here and we'll see you in Austin!
Brooklyn duo Cultfever offered their electrically charged pop single, "Animals" as a free download as a FILTER exclusive. We can't stop dancing along to it!
The Strokes have officially returned with their lead single "All The Time" released today. What we really love about "All The Time" is that it encompasses all the aspects that make The Strokes, well, The Strokes!
FILTER spoke with Foals singer/guitarist Yannis Philippakis about working with renowned production duo, Flood (Mark Ellis) and Alan Moulder at Assault & Battery studios, the wisdom he gained from a dying bonsai tree/gardening in general and how Holy Fire is the ideal soundtrack to literally any activity.
Their Richard Swift–produced debut album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is a quantum leap for the group in terms of reinvention and nostalgia-infused songcraft. The duo likened this release to a lost Kinks album and that description rings true on earworm singles such as “In the Darkness,” “No Destruction” and “San Francisco.”