The first time I heard Filthy was early 2017 at some house show I had been invited to while researching the electronic noise scene in the Alamo City. The show actually was a West Coast tour kick-off show for the three-piece dark wave band. And even though they only got to play three songs (the cops were called), I knew that Filthy was an important contribution to the San Antonio sound. Their ’80s-revival aesthetic incorporated drum pads and sequencers and matched noisy-pop guitar hooks with guitarist/singer Leonard Guerra’s brooding vocals for a sound that was equally vintage and contemporary. Seriously, if you haven’t checked these dudes out, now’s your chance.