Filter: Crazy Eyes Listening Party @ Rockwood Music Hall, 1/26/16

Richard PatrickRichard Patrick, former touring guitar player for Nine Inch Nails and current mastermind behind Filter sat down (or rather stood up due to back problems) with Matt Pinfield to chat about the newest addition to Filters discography, Crazy Eyes.  Anecdotes to past Filter guitar players as well as inspiration for select songs were discussed over the course of the event with Patrick emphasizing that he wanted to not only make a record that was packed with meaning and quality from start to finish but also one that he would willingly put on and jive to.  A way of looking at making music that has long since been abandoned in a market driven by streamable singles, a blessing wrapped in a curse. After the first portion of the interview was finished the album was played in its entirety which was admittedly difficult to dissect in a room full of people in the ‘business’ presumably discussing ‘business’ and with an open bar to keep everyone slightly preoccupied. I was able to get a quick word with Patrick who said he would be taking Filter on the road to support the album starting April and will run through May.

You can catch Filter in New York at the Gramercy Theatre May 3rd and be sure to pick up their album Crazy Eyes April 8th on Wind-Up Records.

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About Morgan McDaniel

Morgan McDaniel lives and breathes music. Part sound engineer, part musician, he attended LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts focusing on technical theatre and is a recent graduate from SAE Institute in New York. He has worked at several top-tier recording studios in New York, including the Magic Shop and Eastside Sound. On the job, he has been in charge of making sure sessions run smoothly by running errands for clients and engineers as well as setting up and breaking down the live room. In addition to this he has run live sound at the Living Room, Wicked Willies and Cafe Wha. A native New Yorker based on the Upper West Side, Morgan writes music reviews for Short and Sweet NYC and formerly played bass in the psychedelic rock band The Golden Grass, who have toured Europe and opened for Deep Purple. He currently plays lead guitar in the Brooklyn based heavy rock outfit Mirror Queen.
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