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By Staff on July 5, 2011



FILTER likes music. There's no hiding it. We also like our own opinions a whole bunch, so once a week we give the masses a fleeting glimpse into our selective stereos and Internet browsers to let them see firsthand what fuels our endless devotion. We like to think of it as community service. We're selfless like that. So without further ado, here are the official, inarguable, objectively good FILTER Weekly Picks—providing everything from new LPs you should be spinning to the latest good-fer-you videos. Yeah, we're good at what we do:

YACHT Utopia / Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire) (Explicit) from DFA Records on Vimeo.

YACHT, Utopia/Dystopia

: YACHT seems to always find their way into my summer soundtracks and I'm particularly fond of both of these songs... Smash them together and throw them behind a visually stimulating double video... you've got me hooked. - Holly Gray


They Might Be Giants covers Chumbawamba

They Might Be Giants, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba 

Why: Um. What? Definition of office fun. - Andrea Narvaez




Why: When I found out my favorite designer/illustrator Jon Contino was contributing to MOMENTUS, I of course, was all over it, but what I didn’t know was how eye-opening and inspiring the project was going to be.  It’s so awesome to see an artist’s interpretation on one subject, especially on the subject of the U.S. history. Way to go, Evan Stremke. - Connie Tsang


The Endless Summer (1966)

Why: I just started learning how to surf and while enjoying my July 4th weekend of fun in the sun, we watched The Endless Summer. I don't know if it was the humor or deep desire to be a surfer in the 60's, but this movie was pure gold for me. Not to mention, I stood on my first wave the next day. Coincidence? - Tim Dove


George Harrison, "Awaiting for You All"

Why: Every summer, I always seem to rediscover something that I haven't listened to in ages. This year, the rediscovery has been George's triple album  All Things Must Pass (which happens to turn 40 this year), and in particular the song Awaiting for You All. It's too perfect for words, and I simply can't stop playing it. The best post-Beatles album by a Beatle? I'll be the one to say it. - Wes Martin


Booker T. Jones, The Road From Memphis

Why: This Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement award winner has been at it for years but his new record, 'The Road From Memphis', may be my favorite Booker T. release to date. Soulful, funky and full of guest spots from the likes of Sharon Jones, Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Matt Beringer of The National and more. - Chase Igliori

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