FILTER has recorded a cover version of THE TURTLES' classic "Happy Together" for the soundtrack to the film "The Stepfather", which will hit screens on October 16. The song is currently available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
"The Stepfather" soundtrack, which is due on October 13 through Lakeshore Records, will include additional music from PUSCIFER, SEETHER and HOOBASTANK, among other bands.
FILTER is currently working on a new studio album which will sound "way meaner" than last year's "Anthems For The Damned", according to frontman Richard Patrick. Tentatively due next year, "It's gonna kind of veer off the political path," the singer recently said. "I'm kind of focusing back on what I know best, which is kind of just the insanity of being a human being, dealing with mental issues — the stuff that we all know and the stuff that we all go through."
Rhino Records released FILTER's first retrospective, "The Very Best Things (1995-2008)", on March 31.
The compilation's 14 songs encompass studio recordings, rare radio edits and a scattering of soundtrack contributions. It begins with "Hey Man Nice Shot", the Top 10 hit that put the band on the musical map in 1995 and pushed "Short Bus" — FILTER's debut — to platinum status. From there, the retrospective touches on songs that reflect the evolution of the band's music, including "Soldiers Of Misfortune", from their 2008 album "Anthems For The Damned".
"The Very Best Things" features five tracks from 1998's "Title Of Record", the certified-platinum follow-up to the band's debut, including "The Best Things", "I'm Not The Only One", and the radio edits for the singles "Welcome To The Fold" and the smash hit "Take A Picture". Taken from 2002's "The Amalgamut", the collection also features "The Only Way (Is The Wrong Way)" and the single edit version of "Where Do We Go From Here".