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By Staff on August 15, 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:

Girlfriend - Trailer
Why: Not exactly heartwarming but more of an examination of the heart, this indie film from Strand Releasing is the tale of a young man with Down Syndrome who tries to help/win his high school crush by helping her out of a tough situation. Out now on DVD and On Demand. – Pat McGuire

Mark Fosson - Digging in the Dust: Home Recordings 1976
Why: Ashland, Kentucky, native Mark Fosson is one of the best acoustic pickers since his hero and mentor John Fahey. This collection of never-before-heard demos brings us early versions of what became Drag City's The Lost Takoma Sessions and some other bonus goodies. If you've never listened to acoustic solo guitar, this is a good guy to start with. Available from Tompkins Square. – Pat McGuire

Joey Bada$$ - World Domination (Prod. MF Doom)
Why: This kid is taking hip hop rhyming style to the next level. His Pro Era crew is slightly reminiscent of the days of A Tribe Called Quest (not just because they're from New York). From their beats, production and overall flow, the Pro Era crew leaves something to remember, especially member and rapper Joey Bada$$. – Andrea Narvaez


Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood - Nancy and Lee Again
Why: Not really sure why I picked up this album again this week, but I've been listening non-stop. It's just fantastic, two national treasures at the time. If you listen close, you can find where The Go! Team got one of their most famous samples. – Wes Martin

ProbCause - "Flex"
Why: The second single off of the upcoming "The Recipe vol. 1", Flex" is the newest track from Chicago based rapper ProbCause. The video, directed by Elijah Alvarado and High Ambition, is a cinematic display of boxing gangsters, a dramatic scene only amplified by ProbCause's aggressive hip-hop stylings.  – Sarah Chavey

Title Fight - Floral Green

Why: This new album has these young Pennsylvania boys going way beyond their local VFW and shows that they aren't afraid of growing. I have probably listened to this album 50 times already and it seems to flow effortlessly from track to track. This will definitely alienate some older Title Fight fans, but ultimately gain a lot more new ones. - Tim Dove

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