About Chris Budd


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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Good news for St. Lucia fans, as today the band have let us hear a new track (“Forgiveness”), one of three, off the deluxe edition of their album When The Night.  The band have also just announced a fall US tour (called “The Night Comes Again Tour”), with support coming from Haerts, Joywave and The Knocks.   I guess we’re to just hang on until then.


09/25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre http://bit.ly/UG7ie9 *
09/27 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop http://bit.ly/UG7n1r *
09/29 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar http://bit.ly/UG7p9E *
10/03 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend http://bit.ly/1oxhdzN *
10/04 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West http://bit.ly/1i1UcC9 *
10/05 – New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans http://bit.ly/UG8rT2 *
10/07 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird http://bit.ly/UG8vCm *
10/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex http://bit.ly/UG8Ip2 #
10/16 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom http://bit.ly/UG98fc #
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre http://bit.ly/UG9bI3
10/18 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island http://www.treasureislandfestival.com/
10/24 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys http://bit.ly/UG9gvk
10/31 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater http://bit.ly/UG9imE
11/02 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom http://bit.ly/UG9oei
11/04 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room http://bit.ly/UG9pPo
11/05 – Calgary, AB – Republik http://bit.ly/UG9sus
11/07 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret http://bit.ly/UG9Clr
11/08 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue http://bit.ly/UG9GSq
11/11 – Chicago, IL – Metro http://bit.ly/UG9Itu
11/15 – Albany, NY – The Hollow http://bit.ly/UG9Mtd+
11/20 – Boston, MA – Royale NightClub http://bit.ly/UG9Ust +
11/22 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 http://bit.ly/UG9W3R
11/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA) http://bit.ly/UGa17w +
11/25 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club http://bit.ly/UGa2Iy +

* w/ Joywave
# w/ Haerts
+ w/ The Knocks



Ever wonder what goes on during a songwriter retreat?  In the case of the Red Brick Songs retreat two weeks ago, it seems as if some great collaborations were born.

Fifteen songwriters from all across North America flew to Toronto, then drove up north to the Deerhurst Resort in Hunstville, Ontario.  The songwriters included members of ON AN ON, Psychic Twin, JMR, Los Encantados, EXROYALE, Andy Shauf, STACEY, Library Voices, In-Flight Safety, Cuff The Duke and Oh Travioso.  In three days, they collaborated together to write and record The Red Album, a collection of fifteen songs that are amazingly diverse.  There are feel good, hook-filled, future hits; the tear out your heart singer songwriter gems; and a few seductive synth songs.

Here’s one of those tunes, “Tunnels”, created on the last day of the retreat by Erin Fein (Psychic Twin), Ryne Estwing (ON AN ON) and Nygel Asselin (producer of Half Moon Run).

New Music From GEMS, “Scars”

New Music From GEMS, “Scars”

I hope you’re still taking my advice, when I continually tell you to get on board with GEMS.  This new one from the DC duo is called “Scars”.

Look for the band on the road with Hundred Waters.

≠ Upcoming Shows ≠

Jun. 22 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
Jun. 23 – Austin, TX – Red 7*
Jun. 24 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
Jun. 25 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks*
Jun. 26 – Tallahassee, FL – The Side Bar Theatre*
Jun. 27 – Gainsville, FL – High Dive*
Jun. 28 – Orlando, FL – The Social*
Jun. 30 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre*
Jul. 1 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
Jul. 2 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506*

* w/ Hundred Waters

Jul. 27 – Denver, CO – Underground Music Showcase
Sept. 5 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival

Guest Post: Season Kent (Full Pursuit Media)

season kent Guest Post: Season Kent (Full Pursuit Media)
What have you been working on?

I just finished the AMAZING The Fault In Our Stars which hit theatres last Friday!

and what are you listening to these days?

This of course changes daily with what I’m working on and what the project is calling for creatively, but for my own go-to in the car or at home, I’m still obsessed with the Future Islands record – and dying to see them live again!  Amazing show!  Also really into Sylvan Esso, the new First Aid Kit album, Laura Welsh, Glass Animals and The War on Drugs.  I mean there is always some room for Drake & Beyonce in my rotation as well.

About Season:

Tennesse native, but after living in Los Angeles for 13 years I call it home.  I love seeing live shows (the real test to a good band), home brewed beer (especially my dads), thai food (one of the many reason why I love the food scene LA has to offer), instagram (pictures and hashtags can tell a great story), binge tv watching (Orange is the New Black is back this weekend – yah!!) and gardening (best form of meditation).  Credits include The Fault In Our Stars, Need for Speed, The Fighter, End of Watch, Revenge, Arrow and the upcoming Brad Pitt drama “Fury”.  Find Season on twitter here.