PledgeMusic has announced its partnership with FILTER for the recording of the band's seventh studio record, to be released on Wind-Up.
Shoving a fist in the face of tradition has been FILTER's modus operandi since the release of its self-produced debut album, "Short Bus". The CD's rough-around-the-edges production consisted of inebriated answering machine samples, lavish bass lines, and jagged guitars set to a backdrop of drum machines punctuated by the unfurling of Richard Patrick's vocal prowess and signature roar. Patrick, FILTER's magnetic, profoundly intelligent nucleus and front-man jubilantly admits that his creative process is unorthodox, whether he's staring down and conquering new technology or coalescing and co-conspiring with band-mates.
Says Patrick of the new record: "It's going to be FAN-f**king-tastic!
Fans will be given the opportunity to purchase exclusive items such as autographed CDs and signed vinyl, your name in a special "thank you" section of the liner notes, a Skype session with Richard Patrick, a mixing mastering session and lots of other great items. They will also get exclusive access to campaign updates and videos from Patrick and the band. Go to www.pledgemusic.com/projects/filter to sign up and pledge your support.
Patrick recently told All Access Live about FILTER's forthcoming album: "I'm developing a completely new sound for the band — [what I like to call] 'new industrial.'" He continued: "I mean, I hate genres, and I guess creating a new genre is kind of where I'm at. "FILTER's always been so hard to place. And for people, [some of them are], like, 'I like the rock,' and [others are, like], 'I like the mellow stuff.' And so this is a complete… There are several songs that sound straight-up industrial, like old FILTER, and I have to stay true to that sound as well, but it's so important to venture forward and recognize that we're in 2015." Patrick added: "Oumi [Kapila, new FILTER guitarist] and I have hit up a good songwriting approach, and it's very… it's really a lot of sound design, a lot of new things that you haven't really heard FILTER do, and I don't think anyone's really done it. But… So it's a really, really different, original-sounding thing, and I really love it." Guitarist Jonny Radtke announced his departure from FILTER in early March, explaining in a tweet that he has decided "to pursue other musical interests." FILTER's sixth studio album, "The Sun Comes Out Tonight", was released on June 4, 2013 via Wind-Up Records.