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FREE Track from Filter

For a limited time Filter is giving away the track 'We Hate It When You Get What You Want' on

It's the first song off their highly anticipated album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, which will be available for Pre-Order alongside the first single, 'What Do You Say' on April 2nd


Filter – New Album Release





New York, NY (March 18, 2013) – Filter will make their Wind-up Records debut with the release of their sixth studio album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight on June 4, 2013.  Recorded in Los Angeles at Blue Room Studios with producer Bob Marlette, The Sun Comes Out Tonight follows 2010’s The Trouble with Angels. The band’s decorated history also includes such platinum and gold recordings as Short Bus(1995), Title of Record (1999), The Amalgamut (2002) and Anthems for the Damned (2008).

The album was written and recorded by leader Richard Patrick and guitarist Jonny Radtke, as well as collaborator Marlette.  The first single,“What Do You Say” will go to rock radio on May 7, 2013.  Fans can get a free track, “We Hate It When You Get What You Want” today, March 18, 2013 through Filter’s website.

Formed in 1993, Filter has enjoyed significant success over the past two decades.  The band released their critically acclaimed first albumShort Bus in 1995, a disc Rolling Stone praised as "a timely combination of grunge heat and industrial ice." Fueled by the top 10 hit "Hey Man Nice Shot," the album rocketed to # 3 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart and went on to sell more than a million copies. They raised the bar with 1999's Title of Record which featured the top 10 rock hit "Welcome To The Fold" along with a blockbuster crossover smash in "Take A Picture," a song that shot to # 3 on Billboard's Modern Rock Chart, # 7 on its Adult Top 40 Chart and # 1 on its Dance Music/Club Play Chart. The years that followed saw the band releasing three more albums - 2002's the Amalgamut, 2008's Anthems For The Damned and 2010'sThe Trouble with Angels, while touring the world and amassing a huge international fan base whose members number in the millions. Filter has also contributed songs to several blockbuster soundtracks, including 2012Judgment NightSpawn (the Crystal Method collaboration “(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do”), Little NickyDemon KnightStepfatherAnger ManagementCrow 2, Girl Next Door, Cable Guy and many more.


1. We Hate It When You Get What You Want

2. What Do You Say

3. Surprise

4. Watch The Sun Come Out Tonight

5. It’s Got To Be Right Now

6. This Finger’s For You

7. Self Inflicted

8. First You Break It

9. Burn It

10. Take That Knife Out Of My Back

11. It’s My Time

12. It’s Just You


SXSW Invasion

We've been down at SXSW all week and can't wait to share all the video footage, photos and content we've been capturing. In the meantime check out Civil Twilight on the main page of Amazon Mp3's SXSW Invasion Party. The band played The Quantum Collective & Amazon MP3 Southwest Invasion Party at Whole Foods last night and it was absolutely amazing.   If you missed it, no worries, we will have it online soon =)

Check the band out here:

Young Guns - Portraits

Young Guns Hit #1

Los Angeles, CA (March 11, 2013) – In the latest issue of Alternative Press, the magazine lauded British quintet YOUNG GUNS as “A Band You Need To Know.” “Young Guns have grown phenomenally in the UK,” they wrote. “And they’re beginning to make their mark in the US, too.” Truer words were never spoken. After 32 consecutive weeks of steady climbing, Young Guns have hit No. 1 on the Active Rock radio chart with “Bones,” the lead single/title track off their Wind-up Records debut. As a result, Young Guns are the new record-holders for longest unbroken march to the top (meaning they never lost a “bullet” in their climb to No. 1). They’re the only new act on the chart’s top ten and they hold the distinction of being the highest-charting new band at Active Rock Radio in 2012. And the “Bones” video has amassed more than 1.7 million views on YouTube.

Says lead singer Gustav Wood, “To hit No. 1 in America is something most bands, including ourselves, can usually only ever dream about. To have done it with our debut single is something that is almost too incredible for us to believe. But, here we are alongside, and for the time being above, bands that we grew up listening to and we are so excited and grateful. We'll never forget this achievement and we owe a huge thanks to the radio stations that have had faith in us and took a chance in playing our music, the people we work with at Wind-up Records, The Agency Group, Raw Power Management and BWR, and most importantly, anyone who has called in to a station to request our song or cares about our band. We're full of momentum and energy and can't wait to get to South By Southwest in a few days and then come back for the Bullet For My Valentine tour in April. We feel like we haven't yet scratched the surface and we can't wait to kick on!”

On the other side of the Atlantic, UK rock mag Kerrang! awarded “Bones” the No. 1 spot on its list of the 250 Greatest Rock Songs of 2012. Q Magazine also praised the band for being at the forefront of The New NEW Wave of British Heavy Metal and for “broadening the [genre’s] sound to the point where it’s closer to an amped-up version of alternative rock.”

The uninitiated can catch Young Guns (Wood, guitarists Fraser Taylor and John Taylor, bassist Simon Mitchell and drummer Ben Jolliffe) this week in Austin, TX, where the Brits will be playing six shows at SXSW, including the Wind-up Records 15th Anniversary Party on March 14th, the Tillys and Raw Power parties on March 15th and the Alternative Press, Quantum Collection Whole Foods Showcase and Sony City Showcase, all three on March 16th. On April 12th, they’ll hit the road with Bullet For My Valentine and Halestorm as part of this year’s hardDrive Live Tour.

Over the course of the past few years, the London-based quintet has emerged as one of the UK's most electrifying new bands, garnering radio play and UK chart success while playing to packed-house crowds all across Europe, including a main stage performance at the Reading Festival, where they tore up the stage as part of a lineup that included Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Guns N' Roses and Modest Mouse. iTunes spotlighted them in their “Best of 2012: Rock Albums” feature & XBox Music hailed them with “Who’s Next/Best of 2012” alongside Alabama Shakes, Elle Varner and Two Door Cinema Club. They also recently did a Daytrotter session, earned a Revolver Golden Gods nomination  in the “Best New Talent” category, and are making their 2010 album, All Our Kings Are Dead, available digitally for the first time ever in the U.S. Don't miss your chance to catch Young Guns live.

Dates are below:


3/14 –Wind-up Records 15th Anniversary Party @ Empire Control Room @ 3:30 pm
3/15 – Tillys Party @ The Firehouse @3pm

3/15 – Raw Power Party @ the Dirty Dog Bar @10:15pm
3/16 – Alternative Press Party @ Red @ 4:40 pm

3/16 - Quantum Collective Whole Foods Showcase @ 40-Whole Foods Store @ 7pm

3/16 – Sony City Showcase @ Six Lounge @ 9pm

hardDrive Dates:

4/12 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore

4/13—Salt Lake City, UT @Great Salt Air
4/14—Boise, ID @ Revolution Ctr

4/16—Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Theater

4/17—San Francisco, CA @ Warfield

4/19—Pomona, CA @ The Fox

4/21—Tempe, AZ @ Marquee

4/23—Dallas, TX @ HOB

4/24—Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

4/30—New York, NY @ Roseland

5/1—Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

5/3—Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

5/5—Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory Outdoors

5/7—Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

5/8—Ft. Wayne , IN @ Expo Center

5/10—Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

5/11—Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room

5/15—Minneapolis, MN @ Myth

5/17—Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

5/19—Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

5/21—Chicago, IL @ Riviera

5/22—Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

SXSW Defunct Showcase Tee

FREE limited-edition SXSW Defunct Tees @ Wind-up’s 15th Anniversary Party

Tacos. Music. Food Trucks. Drinks. Bevo. What else could you want? Get a limited-edition event t-shirt from Defunct Tees  for FREE at our 15th Anniversary Party! But alas, they're first come first serve, so make sure to show up early to get yours!

Thursday March 14th from 1-6pm at Empire Control Room (606 East 7th St.)

1:15 - Jillette Johnson
2:00 - Aranda
2:45 - Crobot
3:30 - Young Guns
4:15 - The Virginmarys
5:00 - Civil Twilight