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By Staff on June 6, 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:

Beck’s beer bottles
Why: This summer, bottles of Beck's feature special art by six radical artists (M.I.A., Aersoyn-Lex from New York, Will Chyr from Chicago, Freegums from Miami, Bert Rodriguez and FILTER cover illustrator Geoff McFetridge from Los Angeles). Get drunk, for art's sake. – Pat McGuire

Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
Why: NPR is streaming a first listen of Tallest Man On Earth’s new album? See ya later everything else! – Sarah Chavey

Jack White – Blunderbuss

Why: Have you listened to it yet? Get back to me on that.  – Alan Sartirana

Protistas - "
Why: Been stuck on this track all weekend.  It’s the first single from this Chilean band's Sophomore album, a beautiful black and white video provides some great images for a song with a perfect blend of romantic lyrics with militant undertones.  Catchy, from beginning to end. – Jose Vargas

Tigers Jaw
Why: I can’t really pick one track or album. This band is always in rotation for me but this week, a lot. Just the right amount of off key and slightly sloppy singing, fuzzy guitars and miserable melodies, they dance that fine line between pop punk, indie rock and awesomeness. Yes that is a genre. – Tim Dove


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