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Cleveland rockers Filmstrip have just recorded their second full-length LP at Echo Mountain Recordings in Asheville, N.C. Brothers Dave Taha (guitar, vocals) and Matt Taha (bass, vocals) have been making music with Nick Riley (drums) the last seventeen years, forming Filmstrip in 2009.





Cleveland rockers Filmstrip have just recorded their second full-length LP, Moments That Matter, at Echo Mountain Recordings in Asheville, North Carolina. Brothers Dave Taha (guitar, vocals) and Matt Taha (bass, vocals) have been making music with Nick Riley (drums) over the last seventeen years, since they were in middle school, and formed Filmstrip in 2009. Making waves locally and nationally over the last few years, Filmstrip issued their debut LP, Everything Can Change, in 2010, and have toured extensively across the US, including a trip to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. They were featured in Transworld Japan's May 2012 Video Magazine, and were featured in the 2011 film Long Way to Oblivion, which debuted at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Filmstrip also composed theme music for the 2012 Theatre Ninjas production, Marble Cities.

Focusing on promoting the new record, Filmstrip toured the Eastern U.S. for a month in summer 2013, and released three videos. They are available on Youtube:

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The press reviews of Filmstrip have been favorable; they've garnered high praise and some very flattering comparisons.

Cleveland Plain Dealer: "For fans of Neil Young, Band of Horses." "New Music We Love: (Moments of Matter) doesn't disappoint. It's full of all the best parts of the late-1990s, post-grunge turn toward more melodic pop without letting go of the big-guitar wall of sound."

Brooklyn Vegan says: "Cleveland's Filmstrip make a similar kind of post-slowcore indie rock to Pedro the Lion."

Artvoice Magazine: "Filmstrip is the type of band you would expect to see on the front page of Pitchfork. Singer Dave Taha sounds a lot like David Bazan, their songs are as depressing as the National’s, and their guitar tones are as stressed out as the Deerhunter’s. These days there is only one thing that could make a band like this cooler than being featured on Pitchfork though, and that is not being featured at all. The hype machine and the automatic haters have not tainted the three-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio yet. You can still discover this band on your own, and that feeling of discovery is a rare one these days."

The Ohio Authority: "Filmstrip's sound recalls Zen Arcade–era Hüsker Dü, with some of the beautiful dirge of Nirvana and some 90s slacker rock thrown in for cool points." Scene Magazine: "Filmstrip turn out unassuming garage-rock gems."


Filmstrip are planning a tour of the US in Spring 2014 in support of their forthcoming LP. Booking info can be obtained by email at Check out the existing catalog on the web at and look for the new record and live performances across the US in Spring 2014.


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