Playlist Feature
FILTER Magazine's Psssst Sampler
For over a decade, FILTER Magazine has adeptly covered the alternative and indie music scene, faithfully abiding by their slogan, "good music will prevail." This month, Google Play teams up with FILTER to provide you with a killer sampler featuring this year's biggest alt-indie acts, from Father John Misty to Dum Dum Girls.

Indie folk continued to boom in 2012, but Father John Misty—a.k.a. former Fleet Foxes drummer Joshua Tillman—pushes against the genre's increasing formalism with sardonic humor, hip-swinging swagger and a floating folk rock croon on songs like "Nancy From Now On" from this year's Fear Fun.

Meanwhile, with chillwave in decline, Toro y Moi's Chaz Bundick released June 2009, a collection of early demos that finds him in a pre-chill mode, kicking out bright and bounding guitar pop on "Dead Pontoon" with hardly a synthesizer to be heard.

Elsewhere, Major Lazer teams with Dirty Projectors singer Amber Coffman for the downbeat, dubwise "Get Free," Cloud Nothings offer the propulsive and bratty guitar jag "Stay Useless" and ex-Grandaddy dude Jason Lytle delivers the faux-motivational ditty "Get Up and Go." There's also electropop act Niki & the Dove, alt-country vets Calexico, slow-core swooners Beach House and more.

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Songs Album
Artist
1
Listing Infinity Overhead
3:33
Minus the Bear
2
Good As New Gone
3:24
Vacationer
3
One Woman Army One Woman Army
3:55
Kate Earl
4
Get Free (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors) Get Free
4:51
Major Lazer
5
Lord Knows End of Daze
4:18
Dum Dum Girls
6
Other People Bloom
4:24
Beach House
7
Nancy from Now On Fear Fun
3:54
Father John Misty
8
I Still Believe Last Minutes and Lost Evenings
3:45
Frank Turner
9
Splitter Algiers
3:30
Calexico
10
Dead Pontoon June 2009
2:23
Toro y Moi
11
Stay Useless Attack On Memory
2:46
Cloud Nothings
12
Do the Trick Be the Void
4:32
Dr. Dog
13
Get Up And Go Dept. Of Disappearance
2:15
Jason Lytle
14
The Rebound Cedar + Gold
2:27
Tristan Prettyman
15
Maracas Mountaintops
3:22
Mates of State
16
Pique Moms
4:35
Menomena
17
Fever Beware and Be Grateful
5:05
Maps & Atlases
18
When I Was Young The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy
5:18
Nada Surf
19
La Grande La Grande
3:50
Laura Gibson