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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New Music From Nightbox, “In The Rural”

New Music From Nightbox, “In The Rural”

A little while back, I gave you an update on Toronto indie-electronic band Nightbox with a new video for “Burning” and news of their second EP The Panic Sequence.  Today, we get a listen to a new track off the five-track EP called “In The Rural”.  The Panic Sequence is set to be released on April 22nd and features production work by the band and Al-P of MSTRKRFT.

TO/NYC fans, check the band out at their release shows at The Drake on April 24 and Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on April 29.

Video: “The Streets Are Still A Mess” by Sebastien Grainger

Video: “The Streets Are Still A Mess” by Sebastien Grainger

In what could best be described as an epic Westside Story meets Rumble Fish tale, take a look at the video for the latest Sebastien Grainger single, “The Streets are Still A Mess.”  The music video meets film was shot over three days in Glendale & downtown LA and is a whirlwind of dance-offs and pompadours.  Conceptualized by up-and-coming director Eva Michon who pulled her inspiration from the likes of gang lore films like Warriors, song and dance staples like Beat It and the post-war German “Rebel Youth” photography of Karlheinz Weinberger.

Video: “Pioneer Of Your Heart” by JMR

Video: “Pioneer Of Your Heart” by JMR

These days, I’m a sucker for a strong voice and a cool beat.

Last week I featured “Freedom” by Inky Jack, a song that really hasn’t left my head in days.   Today, I found a new song to possibly replace it.  Here’s “Pioneer Of Your Heart” by Florida-swamp born artist Joshua Michael Robinson (aka JMR).  The song begins with delicate instrumentation and vocal melody later transforming with beats, samples with a bed of dark synth and bass.

Here’s “Pioneer Of Your Heart”.

Play It Right

Play It Right

Have you heard the latest track from Sylvan Esso?  The Line Of Best Fit premiered a new track from the duo made up of  Mountain Man’s Amelia Meath and Megafaun’s Nick Sanborn, from their upcoming self-titled album out next month (via Partisan Records).

Here’s “Play It Right”.

CONTEST: Band Of Skulls @ The Phoenix, April 24th

CONTEST: Band Of Skulls @ The Phoenix, April 24th

Its packing time, as I’m getting my weeks worth of crap together in a bag to head back to Toronto.  Miami was nice, so I should say it twice.  Miami was nice.

I’ve been meaning to get this contest running here, so…….

BAND OF SKULLS
WITH
SACCO
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE – TORONTO

Doors: 8:00PM / Show: 9:00PM
Tickets also available at Rotate This or Soundscapes
or Call 1-888-222-6608 to charge by phone

Tickets (incl. HST) $21.00 (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 “BAND OF SKULLS” in the subject line with your full name in the body.  Or, click below to RT my tweet about the contest. Each way enters your name into the draw.  Deadline is WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23rd at NOON (EST).  I’ll notify the winner that day.

pixel CONTEST: Band Of Skulls @ The Phoenix, April 24th