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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:


Huell Howser

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

Droid DNA

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


FIDLAR -- "Suburban Home"

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


Guisados Tacos
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


Miami Connection
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

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