The Golden Filter are an electronic duo based in New York. Lead singer Penelope Trappes grew up in Lismore, near Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, while disco and analogue synth programmer Stephen Hindman is originally from Ohio, USA. Lisa, their drummer, appears with them in their live shows.
They produced their first single ‘Solid Gold’ in July 2008, and it went on to be released on 15 February 2009 on the Dummy Records label, backed up with remixes of Russ Chimes, Clouded Vision and Mondkopf. The video for Solid Gold was filmed in Australia, near Melbourne.
Second single ‘Thunderbird’ was released on 16 November 2009 on Dummy Records with a cover of The White Stripes’ ‘The Hardest Button to Button’ as b-side. Single features a dub version of the original and a remix by Belgian producers Villa.
The Golden Filter’s debut is set to release early 2010 through Brille Records, home of The Knife, Good Shoes, Operator Please, etc.
They have also released remixes of We Are the People (Empire of the Sun), New in Town (Little Boots), Lay It Down (Peter Bjorn and John), Far Away (Cut Copy), Please Don’t Touch (Polly Scattergood) and Dead Disco Dancer (O Children).