Yurei: The Problem of Grunge in 2015

“To say that Yurei sounds like Nirvana is like saying tequila makes people drunk.” Our belated take on one of the more interesting releases from the past year.

April 29, 2016

Ransom Collective: “Settled”

The new Ransom Collective single is sprawling and lushly orchestrated, as is their wont. Listen.

April 28, 2016

Pupil: “Cheap Thrill”

“Cheap Thrill” is melodic indie-pop fare but with richer colors in its palette, and more muscle. Its beautifully shot video is out now.

April 26, 2016

Luis Joaquin M. Katigbak (1974 – 2016)

To a beloved writer, a comrade in local independent music. Long may you run, Luis. 

April 20, 2016

Beast Jesus: In Various States of Disassembly

The new Beast Jesus EP is a riotous, vigorous, beautifully mixed guitar-propelled record for people who sorely need aggression in their local indie playlists.

April 18, 2016

The Joey D. Quickie Presents: Led Tuyay of GC2R

Erstwhile Kamikazee axeman Led Tuyay, now with GC2R, humors us for a round of head-scratchers here.

April 13, 2016

Cheats Set to Relaunch Acclaimed Debut Record April 14

The acclaimed debut record by Cheats gets a makeover, as well as two new bonus tracks (!). A party is definitely in order. Deets here.

April 7, 2016

Roberto Nicolas: Yearnings

Roberto Nicolas’ Yearnings is an acoustic folk collection that exhibits only a bare minimum of the crutches of the genre; it’s resplendent, tentative, playful but not belligerently so. 

April 6, 2016
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The Joey D. Quickie Presents: Jomal Linao of Talata and Skychurch

Post-Kamikazee, Jomal Linao has not really showed any signs of slowing down, as evidenced in his work with Talata and Skychurch. We trouble him for a round of twenty non sequitur questions here.   

April 4, 2016

Live from the Mancave: Jazz Nicolas: “Tangerine”

They say the true test of a great number is in playing it in its most skeletal form. Jazz Nicolas’ “Tangerine” survived—nay, aced—this test and (almost) had us in tears. Watch.

April 1, 2016

The Joey D. Quickie Presents: Mike Villegas

Legendary axeman-producer Mike Villegas was Joey Dizon’s “bilanggo” for at least twenty silly questions. See what we did there?

March 24, 2016

Tom Holkenborg a.k.a. Junkie XL: Mad Max: Fury Road (OST)

“If you want to re-experience the post-apocalypse world of Miller’s Mad Max then this is the giant car-chase trip that will do it.” Karl de Mesa rounds up his trilogy of Oscar OST reviews with this killer from Junkie XL.  

March 23, 2016

Live from the Mancave: Jazz Nicolas of the Itchyworms

The episode of Live from the Mancave you almost did not get to see. Ladies and gents, Jazz Nicolas of the Itchyworms. 

March 22, 2016

The Strangeness: “Easy Boys and Easy Girls”

The Strangeness’ new Paolo Arciga-penned single cautions us about the dangers of “easy” romance through an easy-on-the-eyes video directed by bandmate Shinji Manlangit.  

March 22, 2016

Paolo Blaquera: …Scattered Light by Morning

At long last, a true risk-taker. Paolo Blaquera’s debut of instrumental tunes hits the (auditory) spot.


March 21, 2016