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SXSW Recap
March 22, 2010, 10:17 am
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JD Samson of MEN

♫ MEN – Off Our Backs

This year I was not able to attend SXSW due to school-related stuff, but my ever diligent sister cc was able to go. The whole week she kept me updated on the shows she went to, who was good, who was meh, and the bad. Enjoy these pictures, and maybe I’ll add some video later when she sends it.

The Golden Filter

Diamond Rings

♫ Diamond Rings – All Yr Songs

Dum Dum Girls

♫ Dum Dum Girls – Jail La La

Band of Horses

The xx

Open Your Eyes
January 19, 2010, 12:41 pm
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The Golden Filter are up to something. They put up this teaser video just a bit ago, and their website loops the video with the date “26-04-10”

Here’s to hoping they finally are gonna release an album.

Hardest Button to Button
December 8, 2009, 2:05 pm
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Check out the Golden Filter’s cover of the White Stripes’ “Hardest Button to Button.” Their take has their signature blips and is stripped down quite a bit.

Hear it here.

The cover comes from the “Thunderbird” 12″ (get it from Phonica Records)

Purify the Day
August 31, 2009, 12:04 pm
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Well all that wishing and hoping for the Golden Filter to write some new material is at least working, if only a little bit. You can head over to their website and hear a snippet of what I assume is a promised “new single coming soon.”

The drums are ominously awesome.



This is a mix I made for some friends, and thought I’d share it with you all! Lots of breezy summer tracks.

Jens Lekman – If I Could Cry (It Would Feel Like This)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Weird Tapes Version)
Phoenix – Lisztomania (A Fight for Love 25hrs a Day Remix)
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream (Treasure Fingers Remix)
Vega – Well Known Pleasures
Passion Pit – The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)
Air France – Never Content (Friend’s Tropic Thunder Edit)
Fever Ray – When I Grow Up (Dan Lissvik Remix)
Neon Walrus – John Solo (Bonus Remix)
Gang Gang Dance – House Jam
Neon Indian – Should Have Taken Acid With You
Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes (Dam Funk Remix)
The Tough Alliance – Lucky
Glasser – Lessons Learned (YACHT Remix)
The Golden Filter – Hide Me
Fleet Foxes – Your Protector

Paris, London
May 22, 2009, 10:28 am
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the-golden-filter-21The new Kitsuné compilation really isn’t that great, but at least features a studio version of the Golden Filter’s song “Favourite Things.” It sure makes me anxious to hear more new songs from these guys!

Favourite Things

Be sure and go enter our contest to win a copy of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ latest album and a poster! Find out more here.

SXSW Recap

ttsxswI swear this is my last post dedicated to SXSW this year. But I’m just going to put up all the links to all of the pictures my sister and I took this year in one post so you can like, be jealous. And the videos too. All of the videos are here that we took.


Wednesday March 18
Horse Feathers
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
The Tallest Man on Earth
Janelle Monae
Heartless Bastards
The Decemberists
Fol Chen
Tara Jane O’Neil
Kap Bambino
Boys Noize

Thursday March 19
The Golden Filter
The Mae Shi
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Little Boots
Vivian Girls
Rye Rye
Kid Cudi

Friday March 20
Alela Diane
Peter Bjorn & John
Grizzly Bear
Margaret Cho
Lady Sovereign
Kid Sister

Saturday March 21
White Lies
PJ Harvey/John Parrish
The Pack AD