Filter is one of my all-time favorite bands. I’m a huge fan of 90s music, a lot of the Filter’s music hit me at a time where things looked bleak in my life, and as a result, there was a huge emotional connection with the music, and Richard Patrick’s lyrics. An interview I did with him a few years back is one of the highlights for me as a podcaster. My wife and I actually used the song “Take A Picture” for the cake cutting portion of our wedding. That track comes off of Title Of Record, their second album. Before said album, there was Short Bus, an album that was universally acclaimed at the time, but the likes of Lars Ulrich, among others. The album is known for the radio hit “Hey Man, Nice Shot”, which bridged several genres, alternative, industrial, and metal. The band was originally formed by Patrick and Brian Liesegang who left during Title Of Record due to the two butting heads. Liesegang has popped in on occasions, but was never fully immersed in working full time with Patrick, till now.
Here is a sample of the press release sent to us about reBus:
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 athttps://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.
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.