Clem Castro is back as Dragonfly Collector, with an eponymous single that sounds familiar enough for longtime fans to get reacquainted with his new incarnation, but exhibits a bit of an evolution as well.
The Purplechickens’ ‘Mujon’ is the closest thing on “Haláng” to a “The Bends”-era throwback, but it’s by no means a throwaway, with its almost kundiman-esque melodies and attention-grabbing fretwork. Watch.
Missed We Were Evergeen’s Manila and Zambales shows from the past week? Let’s rectify that. Here’s their exclusive Pinoytuner Presents performance of “Daughters,“ their lead single from their debut full-length.
The Lemonheads churned out ear-candy, and, through the graces of the video format, eye-candy as well. A short video playlist for you Evan Dando fans before the band hits the White Space stage December 4.
Though invariably pigeonholed as the country’s answer to Tony Bennett, Arthur Manuntag is, in reality and without paradox, a jazz-vocal original. Take a gander at Richie Quirino’s Q&A from a while back.
"[Acid jazz has come to mean music that tries] to get a little bit more funk, a little bit more edge, a little bit more acid, or corruption, inside the thing, that tries to mix this thing up and corrode it a little bit," Bluey Maunick and the rest of Incognito tell Planet Jazz. Read more here.
From “Big Girls Don’t Cry” to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” you can’t help but bop your head to these tunes and just feel uplifted. Karl R. de Mesa weighs in on the Frankie Valli-propelled OST for the Clint Eastwood-directed “Jersey Boys.”
Desplat’s “Budapest” OST has both the polish of an old-school gentleman’s shoes and the grime of gunpowder that presages its descent into filth. Echoes his work on “Mr. Fox” and “Moonrise” but with a definite, uncompromising edge.
“[Alexandre] Desplat was going for a brutish kind of direct aesthetic instead of continually beating around the bush,” Karl R. de Mesa writes about the score for “Godzilla,” which is “as stupidly big” as the beast in question.
"Henry Jackman's rousing score hits the bull's eye [and] provides an aptly paranoid and gloriously over-the-top accompaniment to the Captain's brave new world." Writer Karl R. de Mesa weighs in on the OST of the new Cap movie.
"For his ambition alone, [Nathan] Furst gets high marks as he tries to outdo his own previous B-movie efforts with his debut into the big screen's film-score elite." Our man Karl R. De Mesa on the music and score for "Need for Speed."