The Golden Filter team up with Norwegian director Kristoffer Borgli for a short film titled S Y N D R O M E S, which tells the story of “a young girl with mysterious talents that finds herself unwillingly entwined in an elite underworld that only the ailing wealthy are ever aware of.” Into it.
S Y N D R O M E S is out on October 10 via the duo’s own label Perfectly Isolated; pre-order it here and then watch the trailer type video clip thing thang below. After that, stream up on the first cut, Mother.
It's been nearly 2 years since I caught The Golden Filter's debut performance, and having been a fan of everything they've done since then, I'm admittedly embarrassed to note that it wasn't until this past Friday that I was able to catch their stunning live show once again. With a midnight pass through Mercury Lounge, a hot and humid Lower East Side proved perfect to dance the night away.
Getting to the venue early enough was a wise move, as I was able to catch the rising radness of fellow Brooklyners, The Hundred in the Hands. The duo of Eleanore Everdell and Jason Friedman have spotted up in various outfits before (Friedman in The Boggs and Everdell lending vocals to TV on the Radio), but it's their joining of forces that had myself, and the packed house, captivated with a splash of psychedelic disco-pop. (Their EP comes out tomorrow, and they play Crush on Thursday...more on that later today.)
THitH joins back up with The Golden Filter on their summer tour, so this "warm up show" was the perfect introduction as to what's in store as both bands hit the States in June. Beginning their set with a flurry of lights and sounds, it's evident that TGF have come into their own as the enigmatic embracers of what I like to call "desert disco", that which is both sounding as if created straight from the earth while remaining thrillingly-danceable.
Ravaging a set filled with most of the songs found on debut album Voluspa, front-woman Penelope led many a chorused chant as she danced around the stage, showing off a charismatically charming side, which she usually reserves during live shows. Highlights included the performance of Dance Around the Fire(one of my favorite cuts from the album...that build-up into the big drop at the 2:40 mark is sensational!) along with the entire crowd (including one sweaty shirltess guy!) getting down to Thunderbird.
Check out The Golden Filter on tour...dates here. Full set of pictures from their set can be found here, along with images from The Hundred in the Hands' set here. Select pics and vids from the show below.
Could this song get any more gorgeous? No, really. I'm asking you a question. Thankfully, Clock Opera has the answer to the query posed when surrounding The Golden Filter's stunning single, Hide Me. The original is taken from their upcoming (er...kind of) debut album Voluspa.
Already making a name for themselves with mixes for Phenomenal Hand Clap Band, and the soon to be unleashed mix of Marina and The Diamond's I Am Not a Robot, the four dudes scrubbed their sparkling wondrousness all over the Brooklyn band's spectacular track. It's like if you took the most beautiful sounds and had a rose-cheeked cherub gently place the soothing song directly into your ears. Job well done.
Also, in regards to the leak of their album, The Golden Filter went and did the raddest thing possible. Read on for the details.
Yes, our beloved debut album has been leaked...Such is life in the digital age, but a wise seeress could have seen it coming from miles away...
So the good news is that you can now pre-order VOLUSPA on CD (with a lovely 12 page booklet) or on Vinyl LP (a double record set) at our website and IMMEDIATELY receive the digital MP3 version, along with two bonus songs that are NOT on the album. Also included are a couple of unseen video teasers we made for 2 of the songs on the album.
20 random albums (CD and Vinyl) will also contain a personalized Polaroid photo that we took, and ownership of a unique star in the sky...seriously.
In lieu of their upcoming album, Voluspa, The Golden Filter are back with another incredibly teasing and intriguing video. While this isn't restricted to one song or another, seems like it's been on the YouTube for a few weeks, but has yet to receive any attention.
Voluspa will be released on April 26, and TGF continue on in their enigmatic promotion by offering up a 5 minute video with more eerie sounds and images to match. We see a levitating woman who eventually makes her way down an ominous set of stairs. The nature theme is still quite prevalent as well.
Additionally, the vocals repeat a spooky "the end is the beginning, is the end is the end is the beginning, is the beginning...", along with a handful of other head-scratching words.
Give it a watch now and let us know what you think! (if, and when, we find out any more info, updates will be present here)
One of my most-anticipated albums of the first half of 2010 comes from The Golden Filter. Voluspa will see a release on April 26 via Brille. Having heard a small handful of demos, and subsequently, a dash of mastered tracks, it's safe to say I'm completely enamored with what can only be considered an eventual dive into discodubby delirium.
Yesterday, the New York duo gifted their fans with a completed version of their song, Hide Me, which will appear on the band's debut album. It will also serve as the first official single from the release.
In it's previous demo-form, Hide Me centered on a pulsing beat with complimentary vocals. With a number of listenings through the final version, the adjustments made to finalize the track are 100% well-received. Whispers snake in and out of loopy synths that envelop the ears. Big fan here.
The Golden Filter will play Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, February 20. Nancy Whang, of LCD Soundsystem and The Juan MacLean, supports with a DJ set. Get your tickets here.
New day, new music, new news. Forgive the lack of creativity...
Let's just get a move on it!
In the event you haven't heard (in which case, pay attention!), Broken Social Scene has a new, as-yet untitled, album coming out on May 4. They will be doing 3 US release shows, and you can find dates here.
The Golden Filter announced a new NYC show on February 20. Nancy Whang, of LCD Soundsystem and The Juan MacLean supports. The gig takes place at Brooklyn Bowl and ticketing information can be found here.
Dummy is giving away a free Primary 1 mixtape, which includes an exclusive new track of his. Download the Sleepy Morning Mixtape at no cost here.
O'Spada's next single will be called Pay Off and we'll have that to give away later this month. In the meantime, enjoy DAZE's remix of Ten Strikes for free below.
Reminder that the LOOM Party takes place this Saturday. This beast co-hosts and it's going to be a gnarly rad time. Oh, and there's free beer. Details here.
Nearly 3 years since their last studio album, The White Stripes are coming back to the forefront of music mentionings, with their first-ever official live album, featuring 16 songs on both vinyl and CD, as well as the Emmett Malloy-directed documentary film, Under Great White Northern Lights.
In the summer of 2007, The White Stripes embarked on a cross-country Canadian tour to accomplish their goal of performing in every province and territory across the expansive northern nation.
Having first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2009, Under Great White Northern Lights documents the band playing to crowds in towns of all sizes across the Great White North - from traditional venues to matinee gigs at unusual locations such as a bowling alley, a boat and even on a city bus - culminating in a momentous 10th Anniversary show at the historic Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. A captivating mix of striking live footage and poignant off-stage moments, this visually stirring and emotive feature length film celebrates the band’s 10 year history, bringing the band full circle in their career to a place reminiscent of how they first started out; shows where no one knew who they were, and where they were left to make a first impression with their music.
The live album continues that celebration and is a perfect companion piece to the film, featuring 16 songs recorded at various shows throughout the Canadian tour - a collection that captures all the aural intensity and spontaneity that The White Stripes have become known for. A compelling reflection of the band’s career, both the live album and the documentary will allow fans to reminisce about where they were when they first heard The White Stripes, while also adding extraordinary pieces of work to their already stunning artistic cannon.
Track Listing:1. Let’s Shake Hands
2. Black Math
3. Little Ghost
4. Blue Orchid
5. The Union Forever
6. Ball and Biscuit
7. Icky Thump
8. I’m Slowly Turning Into You
10. 300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues
11. We Are Going to Be Friends
12. I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself
13. Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
14. Fell In Love With a Girl
15. When I Hear My Name
16. Seven Nation Army
The set will also be able to purchase as part of a limited edition box set, which includes not only the DVD, CD & double LP, but also a live DVD of the band’s 10th Anniversary show, Under Nova Scotian Lights, as well as an exclusive 7-inch, hard cover book of photographs and a silk-screened print. This impressive package will also be available on March 16th, with pre-orders currently being accepted here.