Filter was thrust upon the musical landscape in 1995 not with a whimper, but with an inimitable scream of musical ferocity and intent… and now in 2018 it’s back. For the first time in over 20 years, the original founding members – Richard Patrick and Brian Liesegang – are making a new FILTER album together.
They’ve chosen to enlist their fans in the creation and release of this new collaboration. To that end, the band is launching a PledgeMusic Campaign at https://www.pledgemusic.com/filter. The final album title will be decided upon by fans.
Richard has successfully led and spearheaded Filter for the last 20 years, releasing many platinum records (including “Title of Record”, “the Almagamut“ etc.). Brian has been working with many others spanning from Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Sir Paul McCartney to the Dalai Lama. Both have been scoring and contributing music for motion pictures, video games, television shows, commercials, and different technological endeavors.
Recently they were challenged from the stage in mid-performance by their mutual friend Louise Post of VERUCA SALT, who stopped her concert to admonish them “…to bury any bullshit, forget the crap, and get their shit together”. The two had an interesting conversation on the drive home. What started as an experiment to see what “might happen”, the two have rediscovered not only their friendship, but also their unique ‘yin and yang’ working style. The melodic reckless abandon remains intact in their musical creation, the lifestyle of irresponsibility has been replaced by a work ethic of waking up early and getting down to it.
The new music Filter is making is not a mandate against conservatism or the right. The music Filter is making is not a mandate for liberal left sweeping agendas. Filter doesn’t care if you are a Republican or a Democrat or an Independent. The band simply advocates and encourages active thought and participating in changing the world we all share together. Decisions are yours to be made. Please just make them well informed.
Hence the new record. This is a shared focused undertaking. A sort of homecoming. The two disenfranchised young men who met each other in Nine Inch Nails and had shared an epiphany together at the Grand Canyon are back. They are making music they are damn proud of.
They would like their loyal fans to participate – to celebrate making sense of the chaos, and help them make melody from the noise of the outside world.