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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Trending Playlist (AUX)

Trending Playlist (AUX)

Each week for the past couple of years I’ve done a post on Aux.tv called “Track Of The Week“; highlighting stand-out song from breaking artists.  Last week, we took the concept a little bit further, opting for a playlist over a single track.  As part of the “Trending Playlist” series, I highlight 8-10 songs on the Hype Machine charts and put them together in a Minilogs playlist.

What could be a great way to catch up on what happened each week on the blogs, check out my inaugural “Trending Playlist” post.

I lead off last fridays’ playlist with the latest from Death From Above 1979.  Featuring the duo’s signature sound (pounding drums, heavy bass fuzz  & howling vocals), look for “Trainwreck 1979″ off the band’s upcoming release of The Physical World.

Drifting

Drifting

Take a four and a quarter minute break, close your eyes on put on “Drifting”.  Written by ON AN ON‘s Nate Eisland, Nygel Asselin (producer of Half Moon Run) and Toronto songstress, STACEY, “Drifting” is the second offering from The Red Album; a collection of songs written on the Red Brick Songs retreat in Huntsville, Ontario weeks ago featuring 15 songwriters from all across North America (including ON AN ONPsychic TwinJMRLos Encantados, EXROYALEAndy ShaufSTACEYLibrary VoicesIn-Flight Safety, Cuff The Duke and Oh Travioso).

Currently Listening To: Vinyl Thief

Currently Listening To: Vinyl Thief

Vinyl Thief is Nashville’s Grayson Proctor (vocals, synth), Logan Purdom (guitar), Sam English (keys), & Andrew Broadway (drums).  They’re currently keeping up the buzz of March’s release of the Stop Motion EP, by throwing a new track out there, from their upcoming full length album out later this year.   Lead singer Grayson Proctor talks about the track in question, “Middle Of The Night“:

This song came together at the very end of the album process. I was lying awake in our manager’s apartment at 4am in New York after a gig. I’ve always loved being awake at that point of the night. It almost feels like everyone around you is on pause, and you get to experience things completely on your own. I sang the melody and the lyrics “who’s gonna hold you, in the middle of the night” into my phone and didn’t think twice about it.  We revisited it later and the three other guys took it somewhere that was really exciting.  Logan’s guitar melody in the instrumentals is one of my favorites of the entire record.”

For fans of Annuals, Hooray For Earth, take a listen.

That solo…….