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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Currently Listening To: Whales & This Lake

Currently Listening To: Whales & This Lake

There’s really no shortage of Norwegian bands covered on Indie Music Filter lately.  It’s pretty impressive that for a country of just over 5 million people, they produce some really interesting bands and artists.  Today, I’m putting electro-pop band Whales & This Lake on your radar with the impressive “Sahara Blind”.  The charismatic trio are Hans Olav Settem, Max Peder Brekke and Anders Søvik Hjelden, who are right now working with Canadian producer Digory Smallz (who’s got a pretty good record bringing me great content lately, ie. Austin Basham).

Take a spin.

This video is quite a psychedelic trip, created by Magnus Borka Kloster-Jensen (Borka Productions) and Jonas Lien Svarstad.

“Leaf Off / The Cave” by José González

“Leaf Off / The Cave” by José González

This one’s more my speed.  I liked “Every Age” when I heard it a few months back, but now when I go back, I find the track a little too sleepy for my taste.  “Leaf Off / The Cave” is the latest single from José González’s upcoming album Vestiges & Claws, out February 17, 2015.  I today get the option of hearing the song the way it appears on the album (below), or from a recent performance with an eight-piece band and 27-person choir on Sweden’s popular award show, P3 Guld.

Currently Listening To: Refs

Currently Listening To: Refs

Last week, I found this track while making my “Trending” playlist for Aux.  Refs were moving way up the Hype Machine top 50 and guessing by who was posting about the song, I could instantly tell it was going to be something just right for Indie Music Filter.  Refs is the collaboration between producer Zachary Andrew (Black Light Dinner Party, High Highs) and r&b virtuoso Richard Saunders, while “Pain Goes Away” is their first soundcloud upload and one of the most blogged songs of 2015.  Check it out.