About Chris Budd

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Chris Budd is the founder/owner/editor of Toronto-based music blog Indie Music Filter and the president of music publishing/brokering company Bearsuit Publishing.

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Currently Listening To: Little Deed

Currently Listening To: Little Deed

For fans of London Grammar, or the voice of Florence Welch, check out Sydney-based artist Little Deed and her song “NEON”.  Starting as an acoustic bedroom project has become a full-bodied craft, Little Deed has traded in her years of guitar-driven indie folk, to exploring the union between the chaos of industrial electronic sounds and lush, acoustic instrumentation.

Take a listen to “NEON”.

“11:11″ (Lyric Video) by Arkells

“11:11″ (Lyric Video) by Arkells

Here’s single #3 from Arkells‘, off the upcoming release of their third album High Noon.   Lead singer Max Kerman talks about where the song comes from.

“We’ve written songs about love before, but the protagonist is usually a bit of an asshole and the situation in general is grim.  “11:11″ is the opposite of that – there’s nothing but hope in the air, blue skies ahead.  There’s a local rocknroll club called The Casbah in our hometown, Hamilton, ON, and that’s where the song takes place. I was at a show watching a band, and I met a girl.”

Runaway

Runaway

Toronto’s electronic pop duo Electric Youth (producer Austin Garrick and vocalist Bronwyn Griffin) are set to release their debut album Innerworld on September 30th with Last Gang Records in Canada.   The album features 11 tracks, including their recent pulsing song, “Innocence“, their wildly popular track from Drive, “A Real Hero” (a collaboration with French producer College) and “Runaway”, which just hit the blogs this week.  Check it out below.

New Music From Body Language, “4 Real”

New Music From Body Language, “4 Real”

Slowly getting back into it here, as a weekend off turned into a 3 day absence from posting on the blog.  Sometimes, its hard to find the motivation to stream a hundred tracks looking for a gem to post.  Yesterday, I just didn’t have it in me.

Today?  Yeah, I’m loving what I’ve found in my e-mail and in the feeds I follow.  Case in point the latest from Brooklyn-based quartet Body Language.  “4 Real” is from the band’s newest EP “Infinite Sunshine” (set for release August 12th) and features summery funk of the 70’s with elements of modern pop and electronic music.  And go.

Currently Listening To: Magic Hands

Currently Listening To: Magic Hands

Magic Hands is Alex Badham of experimental pop band Aleks and the Ramps and lyrical folk songstress Lucy Roleff.   The music video for ‘Limousine’, directed by Alex Badham, is a glamour meets gore ode to contemporary dance and the at times sinister competition of gymnastic sports.  The clip was filmed over two days during winter in a frigid basketball stadium featuring professional dancers Hana Dawson and Jack Traylen.