OBSESSIVE COMPULSIONS: FILTER’s Weekly Picks
By Staff on January 7, 2013
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:
Why: He was the Golden State's greatest gift to Public Access television and he will be forever missed. He could make anything seem exciting...and I really do mean anything. R.I.P. -- Bailey Pennick
Why: I love my new toy. The best screen ive ever seen on a smartphone. -- Alan Miller
Passion Pit -- "Constant Conversations"
Why: Ranks up there with some of the best slow jams I've ever heard. Different pace for the band and one of my favorite tracks off of Gossamer. -- Evan Pierri
Eels -- "Peach Blossom"
Why: The new Eels record is really sharp. So is this video directed by Andrew Van Baal. Every girl crazy bout a sharp dressed man. -- Pat McGuire
Why: So awesome. -- Alan Sartirana
Why: After 113 long and terrifying days, the national nightmare known as the 2012-13 NHL lockout is finally over! May the hockey hugs abound in this shortened season, and let's go Rangers. -- Samantha Barnes
Beulah, The Coast Is Never Clear
Why: Listened to this album today for the first time in a LONG time and nearly forgot how good it is. -- Mike Bell
Frightened Rabbit - "Dead Now"
Why: Love the whole new album, especially "The Woodpile" but I could only find this song on SoundCloud. -- Angelica Corona
Why: Arguably the best tacos anywhere, ever - opened a second location in Echo Park, which is great because it means I no longer have to make the trek to Boyle Heights for my Guisados fix! -- Sarah Chavey
Why: Ninjas versus Taekwondo college students take on the mean streets of Orlando (no, the movie befuddling does not take place in Miami) in this '80s B-movie given new life by the amazing folks at Drafthouse. If the amazing synths of the movie's house band, Dragon Sound, don't nab you, the fight against "stupid cocaine" and the forces of friendship (and taekwondo!) will.—Breanna Murphy