FILTER’S Top 5 Stories Of The Week Including FILTER 54, Alaska + More (In Case You Missed It)
By Staff on November 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 54: “Pixies: Into The White” Out 11/15/13!: Now, with the “Pixies: Into the White” issue we are honored to feature the legendary art director and designer Vaughan Oliver’s work on FILTER’s cover.
2. WATCH: Travis’ Fran Healy Talks Christmas And Chords In Ernie Ball “Set Me Up” Session: While Ernie Ball set Healy up with some new strings and a quick polish for his trusty axe, the Glaswegian legend opened up about getting his first guitar for Christmas and why Roy Orbison's smooth sound inspired him to pick up the guitar in the first place.
3. WATCH: Travel To Alaska With Quiet Life: Scott Toepfer, one of our favorite photographers, had the amazing opportunity to follow a band around the great (in all senses of the word) state of Alaska. Toepfer chronicled his journey with the Portland-based band Quiet Life through still shots and a video which you can watch above. Read below about Toepfer's gorgeous journey and the amazing hospitality that the band received along their way.
4.MP3: Active Child Shares LIAR Remix of “Subtle Ft. Mikky Ekko”: One of the best aspects of danceable electro-pop is that it easily lends itself to remixing, and Pat Grossi's music is no exception. This time around, Grossi let Romanian producer LIAR take the reins and the result is something a bit more intense than the original.
5. MP3: Joanna Gruesome Covers Galaxie 500: “Tugboat”: The Cardiff-based noise-pop group, Joanna Gruesome, really has a knack for blending catchy pop melodies with ambient fuzz that darkens their sound. They're bringing those talents in a great cover of Galaxie 500's "Tugboat" that you can listen to below.