Filter Mini #13

Filter Mini #13 / Free / :20 / 32S / /

Another month, another issue of Filter Mini. I really wish NeuFutur would look like this. The zine is glossy, with a lot of information stuck throughout even though there is a considerable advertisement presence in this issue. After getting through the minefield of advertisements that start out this issue, individuals will be able to read some interesting piece,s including interviews with Primal Scream, The Roots, and The Rapture. Where individuals should want to keep their eyes has to be the “Spotlight” pieces that are given to a number of acts, some that are still below the perspective of scenesters; bands like Mountain Goats are given time here. Huge acts still show up, like the new Saddle Creek act Now It’s Overhead and former Archer of Loaf singer Eric Bachmann, but chances are that one might have missed out on one or both of those acts. The most interesting thing about this issue has to be the fact that ?uestlove is quite bipolar when it comes to eir interview. There is a massive amount of coolness exuded throughout the first half of the interview, and then out of nowhere ey drops “If anyone addresses us with the “the”, it’s going to be trouble”. Total rock (rap?) star attitude, and something that poisons the rest of the interview for me. Even an interview with someone that I would presume to be haughty, like The Rapture, is refreshingly filled with humble statements and interjected with a sense of humor that is just not present during The Roots interview.

Rating: 6.3/10

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Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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