And, the playlists are up! Check out what rocked in February, via all your favourite platforms (Rdio, Soundcloud, Spotify and Youtube). This past month started off 2015 in a great way with some killer tunes from EXGF, The Wombats, The Tallest Man On Earth, Young Empires, Passion Pit and many more.
It seems a little unfair that I’m posting this video this video, depicting people in bathing suits on sunny beaches, when here in most of Canada we’re stuck in the depths of this blah winter. Even yesterday, we heard Rah Rah’s latest “Good Winter”, which was not meant to tease. It’s the artists’ fault really, I’m just posting the good songs.
“Nowhere We Cannot Go” by Hayden, the first single from his eighth full length album “Hey Love”.
There are so many great music festivals happening this summer that I just wish I would be able to attend. Case in point, the Pemberton Music Festival; a five-day festival taking place Wednesday, July 16 to Sunday, July 20 in beautiful Pemberton, BC (located near Whistler, BC) . With nearly 100 performances and six separate performance areas, including two main stages, two secondary stages, a dance tent and a comedy area, Pemberton Music Festival will be five glorious days of music, comedy, and camping on 300 clean, open acres in one of the most idyllic settings on Earth.
The stellar lineup includes the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Outkast, Deadmau5, Soundgarden, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Metric with IMF favourites Justice [DJ Set], TV On The Radio, St. Vincent, The New Pornographers, Stars, Hayden, Matt Mays, Hey Rosetta!, Rich Aucoin and many more.
Care of The Pemberton Music Festival, I’ve got two General Admission Tickets + Camping or Shuttle to give away to one lucky winner. There is only one way to enter. Email me at chris AT indiemusicfilter.com with “PEMBERTON” in the subject line with your full name in the body. Tell your friends in the west to enter! Deadline is WEDNESDAY, JULY 9TH at NOON (EST). I’ll notify the winner that day.
To celebrate their partnership at the upcoming Fieldtrip Music Festival this Saturday, Etsy and Arts & Crafts teamed up in a collaboration that brought two of their artists together in a unique video project. Pairing singer-songwriter, Hayden with Etsy artist and woodworker, Jack Fouracre of Son of a Woodcutter, they explored the parallels between both artists’ creative process.
The video follows Hayden as he met with Jack in his studio to build a coffee table out of old wood panels and talk about their method, aesthetic and motivations as artists. Finding common ground in pursuing their art above all else, Hayden and Jack talk about staying truly independent by taking artistic control over all aspects of production. For Jack that means sourcing reclaimed wood, building something out of discarded materials and branding his pieces with his signature logo. While Hayden oversees the engineering, mixing and producing of his records, often playing all of the instruments on the record.
If you’re in Toronto this weekend, best thing going on is Field Trip. Look for the Etsy Marketplace there (featuring 10 local handpicked vendors).
Having spent nearly two decades creating uniquely affecting music defined by deep personal sentiment and attracting listeners across musical genres, Hayden announces his seventh full-length record, Us Alone, out February 19th on Arts & Crafts.
Here’s our first listen to the album, check out the sombre “Old Dreams”.