Call and Response: Ice Gecolea of Maryzark

Ten years ago, Maryzark released their signature record, Good Mournings, which earned them a significant amount of airplay, a steady stream of shows, and a highly devoted following. They celebrate the occasion through a show at Craft on September 24. We catch up with Ice Gecolea here.  

September 23, 2016
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Call and Response: Ely Buendia on Apartel’s “Is It Hip?” Video

Apartel is set to launch their Marie Jamora-helmed video for “Is It Hip?” September 17 at Victoria Court (!) in Malate. We talk to Ely Buendia before the ball. 

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September 15, 2016

Sony and Amplify.ph (Silently) Turn Up the Bass with #LiveAtU27

Want high-fidelity sound? Itching for a sonically sumptuous live show? Now you can have both, thanks to Amplify and Sony. Details here.

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September 14, 2016

Ace of Bass: Dave Delfin of Franco

Presenting our maiden offering of Ace of Bass—where Pinoytuner puts the spotlight on the guys who make the most out of four not-so-measly strings—featuring Franco’s Dave Delfin.

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September 8, 2016

We are Imaginary: Death to Romanticism

In a landscape replete with possibilities but bankrupt with good mix-and-match ideas, We are Imaginary is not merely able to negotiate their musical paradoxes but also emerges from the endeavor swimmingly. Our take on their first full-length.

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September 6, 2016

Cheats Set to Launch “Drunk” Music Video August 27

Get drunk with Cheats on August 27 as they launch their first-ever music video for, er, “Drunk.” We talk to director James Muleta here.

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August 25, 2016

Call and Response: Jett Pangan of The Dawn

You know them. You love them. And they’re turning three decades old in style. We talk to Jett Pangan of The Dawn weeks before their career-spanning set at Craft BGC on September 17.

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August 25, 2016

Rico Blanco: “Wag Mong Aminin”

“Wag Mong Aminin” is as good a testament to Blanco tunesmithery as any: a universal experience filtered through alt-pop lens; experienced studio personnel, underplayers all; and a tear-jerking RA Rivera-helmed montage of sad-bastard vignettes in tow.  

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August 23, 2016
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Ely Buendia x The Itchyworms: “Pariwara”

You don’t need to be told the new Ely Buendia x Itchyworms collab is awesome. But okay, here you go: it is awesome. Stream it now. And several times thereafter.

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August 17, 2016

Peryodiko Unveil New Single “Headrush,” Crowdfunding Campaign

Our advance review of new Peryodiko single “Headrush,” which launches tonight (and will be available as *gasp* free download) via Jam 88.3. They’re also crowdfunding their forthcoming third record. All here.

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August 11, 2016

The Riot Act: “Amnesia”

The Riot Act may teeter too close to At The Drive-In sonic territory, but “Amnesia” captures their uproarious energy and immense musicality live. 

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August 11, 2016

Truefaith: “The Rain”

“The Rain,” a dance-floor-worthy paean to second chances, is vintage Truefaith: harmless, fun, just right. Not a bad thing to be. 

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August 5, 2016

Call and Response: The Summer State

Both basking in the glory and enduring the requisite challenges and trials the touring life has to offer, The Summer State—one of Singapore’s finest and most accomplished bands—is just about ready to do it all over again. This time, they have experience on their side.

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July 28, 2016

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.

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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.  

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July 26, 2016