Run Dorothy to Launch Debut EP Sanguine on July 30

The much-anticipated debut from math rock quintet Run Dorothy launches July 30. Details (support lineup, EP pre-order) here.

July 27, 2016

Cubism Family Marks Ten Years with Cubism10

Cubism Family celebrates a decade of existence through mammoth show featuring Peryodiko, Autotelic, and Up Dharma Down, among others. July 29 show deets here.  

July 26, 2016

Itchyworms: “‘Di Na Muli”

Jazz Nicolas’ PhilPop-winning “‘Di Na Muli,” ably interpreted by (who else?) the Itchyworms, is the textbook definition of good, engaging modern pop.  

July 25, 2016

We are Imaginary: “Press Play”

Like all good things, the new single from We are Imaginary is quick, painless, with no promise of astounding depth, but otherwise sinfully enjoyable.

July 22, 2016

Olympia Maru: Surfacing

Olympia Maru, a new band populated by key players from Taken by Cars, Gaijin, and We are Imaginary, is a sum-of-its parts proposition but also something else, something more.   

July 19, 2016

Apartel: “Is It Hip?”

On “Is It Hip?” it’s apparent that the constraints Apartel set for themselves only made them work harder, and the bounds they’ve erected only made them wriggle around more creatively. Northside launch happens tomorrow at Craft.

July 15, 2016

July XIV: “Revelations I”

“Revelations I,” July XIV’s debut single, has its fair share of silence and noise, of stark nakedness and distortion-riddled bombast, and more.

July 14, 2016

Squid 9 Drops New Album Weld on July 13

And from out of nowhere, boom, a new Squid 9 album. That guy Marasigan sure does get things done. Weld launches on Wednesday. Details here.

July 11, 2016
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Sour Cheeks: “Anymore”

The new Sour Cheeks single is fresh and with a naïve sincerity, like a younger Ciudad but no.  

July 7, 2016

Musical O: “House Tea”

The always interesting Musical O returns with the buoyant “House Tea,” a triumph of a track, blemishes and mixed metaphors notwithstanding. 

July 5, 2016

The Buildings: Cell-O-Phane

The Buildings cleaned up and tightened their act on their debut. That kind of strays from their original charm, but hey, the tunes remain crazy good regardless of level of polish.  

June 30, 2016

Call and Response: Medwin Marfil

“Our struggle for perfection is riddled with mishaps and misfortunes and we are somewhat better for it.” Our candid, revealing chat with Truefaith’s Medwin Marfil is right here.

June 30, 2016

Truefaith to Prove “It’s Better Live” July 2

You know it’ll be fun, you know it’ll be worth assembling your barkada for. Make plans. Like, now.

June 28, 2016

Queso, Skychurch, Intolerant, and Gabby Alipe to Grace FightCon

FightCon, the very first fight-conditioning convention in the Philippines, happens July 2 at Amoranto. Details here.

June 27, 2016

Cheats: “Drunk”

If this is Cheats in a creatively drunken state, then please pour them some more.       

June 22, 2016