Chris Budd is both the President of Bearsuit Publishing (a Toronto based music publishing and song brokering company) and the owner/editor of Toronto blog Indie Music Filter. Previously, Chris was the Director of Marketing and TV/Film Licensing at Aporia Records. He now splits his evenings between concerts and music reviews, speaking occasionally on the topic of independent promotion, management and publishing. His days are spent pitching indie bands to television, film and videogames. Chris also has the innate ability to balance unbelievably large objects on his face.
I’m loving the debut EP (“Northern Lights”) from Kate Boy, the group comprised of Australian singer-songwriter Kate Akhurst (vocals) and Swedish musicians Hampus Nordgren, Oskar Engström, and Markus Dextegen. The title track from the EP turned a lot of heads, now “In Your Eyes” is taking over (video below). Don’t those two songs alone make you want to see this band?
Here’s how to get in.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
WRONGBAR – TORONTO
Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM
Tickets (incl. HST) $12.50 (plus service charges)
19+ / General Admission
Courtesy of Live Nation, I’ve got one pair of tickets to give away for the show. There are two ways to enter. Either email me at chris AT indiemusicfilter.com with “KATE BOY” in the subject line with your full name in the body.
Or, RT my tweet about the contest. Each way enters your name into the draw. Also, this is a 19+ show. Deadline is THURSDAY, JUNE 6th at midnight (EST). I’ll notify the winner Friday, June 7th.
I missed the episode of New Girl in which this song “Until We Get There” by Lucius was placed in, but started seeing the song pop up on the blogs a week ago. Stunning track (actually demo), which will be on the bands’ album this fall. Click here to sign up for the bands’ newsletter and download the demo version of the song.
My family are big music fans, so I’ve grown up with great music.
This means I have a really eclectic taste. At the moment I’m in the middle of writing a movie, so I’ve been listening to a lot of Krzysztof Penderecki and Pino Donaggio (turn off all the lights, wack the volume up and scare yourself to death).
I’ve also really been getting into Rodriguez, Blessa, Findlay and Harrison.
I love Random Impulse, too. I directed one of his videos. He’s a cool guy, you should check him out.
Nate is a young film director, based in the UK. He shoots commercials and music videos and is represented by Chief and Freeagent. He’s currently working on two feature films. Follow him on Twitter or find him online here.
Looks like I’ll be running some more contests on the blog in the coming weeks, as Live Nation has a slew of great shows coming up in Toronto. For instance, got plans on Wednesday, May 29th? I would hope you’d be heading to the Rivoli to see Nightbox, who are gearing up to their 2013 debut album. Head to their website to see previews of the album and put “Burning” back on your long-weekend playlist. Oh, and enter this contest to get in.
J.D. ORIGINALS PRESENTS NIGHTBOX
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
THE RIVOLI – TORONTO
Doors: 8:00PM Show: 9:00PM
Courtesy of Live Nation, I’ve got one pair of tickets to give away for the show. There are two ways to enter. Either email me at chris AT indiemusicfilter.com with “NIGHTBOX” in the subject line with your full name in the body.
Or, RT my tweet about the contest. Each way enters your name into the draw. Also, this is a 19+ show.Deadline is Tuesday, May 28th at noon (EST). I’ll notify the winner that day.
I’m loving this new song “Forever” from Julianna Barwick, off her upcoming album Nepenthe (out August 20 via Dead Oceans). Take a listen below in her album trailer below.
Nepenthe is Julianna’s third full-length album, which was recorded in Reykjavík, Iceland, in the dark cold days of February. In ancient Greek literature, nepenthe was a magic drug of forgetfulness used to wipe out grief and sorrow. The title suggested itself to Julianna, who experienced a death in her own family in the middle of making the record, but it also refers to the music consoling her during the isolation she was going through – on her own, in a foreign country with a terrible internet connection – during the sessions. Nepenthe‘s heady potion is about moving forward, finding a way through difficult times – of retaining a feeling of hope.
The record was produced and engineered by Alex Somers (musician/producer of Sigur Rós, Jónsi, Jónsi & Alex) with crucial contributions from string ensemble Amiina, guitarist Róbert Sturla Reynisson from múm, and a choir of teenage girls.
Nepenthe is intimate without being introspective. Instead it’s a radiant array of light-dappled choral works, drawing a powerful sense of hope from the depths of despair.