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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Video: “Pull The Trigger” by APES

Video: “Pull The Trigger” by APES

“Pull The Trigger” by APES.  “Shot in a school hall in the small Victorian town of Bacchus Marsh, and directed by long time friend Steven Tandy, the video perfectly embodies the band’s energetic live delivery, and does so without the help of any clever visual embellishments, but with the help of a few interesting sideways glances from the school’s janitor”.

New Music From Astronauts, etc. – “Fuss”

New Music From Astronauts, etc. – “Fuss”

It’s Friday and since 7am I’ve been knocking e-mails out of my inbox to get an early start on this weekend.  At this point its definitely possible, but its still so early, who knows what will happen today…..

I heard the newest track from Astronauts, etc. yesterday, but couldn’t find the time to get it up on the blog for you.  Oaklander Anthony Ferraro is back, announcing that his lead single “Fuss” comes from the upcoming release of the Sadie EP, on Sept. 6th via Hit City U.S.A.    “Fuss” marks a departure from previous efforts, aiming to reconcile two distinct moods which characterize the main sections of the song.  Fans of Jai Paul, James Blake will dig this track, check it out.

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.