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: “Mess Is Mine” by Vance Joy (Blackbox Session)

Video: “Mess Is Mine” by Vance Joy (Blackbox Session)

I’ve been listening to a good amount of Vance Joy‘s album Dream Your Life Away lately, which is a pretty fantastic album.  Although, I find myself hitting skip on his now overplayed “Riptide”, while staying on track 2 (“Mess Is Mine”) for more than one listen before going on to track 3.  While he was in Toronto, he stopped by Indie88’s Collective Arts Black Box to do a performance of a stripped down “Mess Is Mine”.  Check it out.

I Prefer Worry

I Prefer Worry

There’s some current buzz going for London artist Jack Garratt, especially for his latest James Blake sounding track “The Love You’re Given” released online a few days ago.  I first heard this track the night before last before leaving work on my friend Nisha’s blog, who tipped me to an older (and I believe stronger) track “Worry”.  Fantastic.

The latter comes Garratt’s 4-track EP, Remnants, released earlier this year.

Nothing Means Nothing

Nothing Means Nothing

It’s Friday and I’m blasting some new tunes from Toronto artist Michael Rault.  He’s recently signed with Burger Records for the release of his album Living Daylight (out in 2015); “a record that’s a melodically adventurous take on a classic theme – leaving home to make your way in the big city”.  What’s below is his current cassingle “Nothing Means Nothing”/”Still Not Sad”, produced in collaboration with members of Fucked Up and Slim Twig, yet written and performed entirely solo.   An economic and modernized take on classic rock tropes, take a spin.

Currently Listening To: LYON

Currently Listening To: LYON

A few weeks back, I put up the latest from Wolf Saga, his cover of The Strokes classic “You Only Live Once”.  I mentioned in the post that the vocal contribution came from Toronto synth-pop  artist LYON, who today I have an original song from.  “Cut Me Loose” is her first offering of new music since last year’s acclaimed “Indian Summer” EP, which reveals a more dynamic and sonically developed sound than her previous material.  For fans of bands like CHVRCHES (and I definitely hear similarities to Foster The People in the chorus), check out “Cut Me Loose” by LYON.