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By Staff on March 13, 2012



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:


The Adventures of Tintin

Why: I was a moderate fan of the comics as a kid, but watching this Blu-ray (Paramount Home Media) made me wish I knew them all by heart. It’s just fun, pure and simple. The thing I remember about Tintin was how breathless it all was…there’s not pausing for air, it’s just swashbuckling with pirates to exploring the moon to getting shot with poison darts in India to climbing the pyramids, all before lunch. Spielberg and Peter Jackson treat their film the same way. It’s a blast. - Pat McGuire

Tubetops – “Warmer Still
Why: 4:02 minutes of puppies? Count me in.  Brooklyn band Tubetops are so good. Just so good. - Sarah Chavey


Thee Oh Sees
Why: Oh, Thee Oh Sees, where have you been all my life? - William Overby

In-N-Out Burger
Why: This one is dedicated to my new friend, Nick Loosley, who 1. just visited the U.S. for the first time this weekend and 2. specifically requested a visit to In-N-Out Burger (and um, Walmart). Growing up on the west coast, it's like a no brainer that this burger is mind-blowingly good. It's like in your genes.  But to see someone (in their twenties) get their first In-N-Out Burger experience just validated how great and obsessed I am with their burgers. Nick, next time, get the shake. - Connie Tsang

Best Coast
Why: New full length out in may....I wanna be in this band. - Monique Gilbert


Lakers vs. Celtics game @ Staples Center
Why: Amazing - Alan Sartirana

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