Saturday, February 15, 2020

Varous Artist, No Future Sa Pader! Pinoy Punkrock

No Future Sa Pader! Pinoy Punkrock
Compilation Album


Side A
The Beauty of Doubts - (We Should) Just Matter
Bad Omen - Slums of Recto Avenue
Toxic Orgasm - Politics

Side B
Monthly Red - Cyanide
Tiger Pussy - Monster
Thought - Dear Black

Pinoy Punkrock compilation album

Various Artist Up Yours 2

Up Yours 2
Compilation Album


Side A
Betrayed - TFG
The Skeleton Years - Reborn
Disoblige - Jurisdiction
Count Kutu - May Duamaan
Aggressive Dog Attack - Paranoid Man

Side B
Sabaytones - Guard (Tubero cover)
Collision - Hipon
Monthly Red - Tippy Toes
CBI - Bring It Down
RXD - Realidad
Vampire State - Rot

Side C
Kapitan Kulam - Demonyo Death Squad
Bad Omen - Pinas Lang

Side D
Oi Squad - Loud & Proud
Liberty And Justice - With Time (Agnostic Front Cover)
Istukas Over Disneyland - Ing Dutung A Parada

Pinoy Punkrock compilation album

Bing Austria & The Flippin' Soul Stompers

Rosas Epektos

 Side A
Rosas Ng Ulan
Uwian Na
Nasaan Ka
Ruined Heart

Side B
Island Monkeys
Haring Bigti
Sorbetes Alipato

Flippin Soul Stompers frontman Bing Austria, the singer-songwriter, who first gained notice in the 1990s as keyboardist of the band Put3Ska before forming his own group Juan Pablo Dream

“Rosas Epektos” features 12 tracks of soul music. Although recorded in Manila, the album was laid out, printed, and pressed in Germany. Austria went on tour in Germany and France (with German musicians backing him up instead of the Flippin’ Soul Stompers) to promote the album’s release.

Monday, December 23, 2019




Side A
Easy Ka Lang
Maling Akala
Pare Ko
Shake Yer Head

Side B
Tindahan Ni Aling Nena
Honky-Toinks Granny
Combo On The Run

Sony Music Philippines, in partnership with Offshore Music, honors the lasting impact of The Eraserheads on Pinoy pop culture by hosting the official vinyl launch of Ultraelectromagneticpop! —the game-changing debut album released in 1993 under BMG Records.

Be the first to own the 25th edition remastered vinyl, which will be exclusively available on November 24, Sunday at Eastwood Central Plaza in Quezon City from 11AM onwards.

A tribute party wouldn’t be complete without performances and tribute covers from the country’s finest music acts including The Itchyworms, Barbie Almalbis, Cheats, Nathan & Mercury, Pinkmen, We Got!, and Nobody’s Home.

Limited-edition merchandise such as shirts, pins, stickers and caps will also be up for sale courtesy of Offshore Music.

Groundbreaking debut

Ultraelectromagneticpop! made waves in the summer of 1993 with songs such as “Tindahan ni Aling Nena,” “Pare Ko,” “Ligaya,” and “Toyang” becoming seminal hits. The Eraserheads’ first major-label record not only catapulted the band into the canon of OPM greats, but also ushered into the Pinoy rock explosion of the ‘90s.

“It was also the album that proved that anyone can make music,” shares The Eraserheads’ Ely Buendia. Initially recorded on a shoestring budget, the record was digitized using the facilities of the University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology.

Remastered vinyl release

25 years after its groundbreaking release, the debut album from the alt-rock legends is finally out in vinyl format for the very first time with a limited pressing of 2,500 copies only.

During its pre-order period last month, the first batch of 25th-anniversary vinyl reissue of Ultraelectromagneticpop! immediately sold out in less than four minutes, setting another unprecedented record in local music history.

The Eraserheads Ultraelectromagneticpop! 25th Anniversary Numbered Limited Edition vinyl are pressed at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI) Camarillo, California, and packaged using premium quality Old Style Tip-On Gatefold Jackets by Stoughton Printing Company.

Music fans and vinyl junkies will surely enjoy this audiophile-grade release, which was exceptionally remastered by Bernie Grundman. The renowned audio engineer, who was responsible for giving the album a more pristine makeover, has worked on several critically acclaimed recordings including Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Prince’s Dirty Mind, and Dr. Dre’s The Chronic.

Ely Buendia also personally handpicked the Grammy Award-winning maestro after collaborating with him on Apartel’s sophomore album, Full Flood. “You don’t give Bernie Grundman instructions, you just trust his ears,” shares the Offshore Music head honcho and The Eraserheads’ frontman.  “The remaster sounds bigger and clearer to me.”

The Eraserheads Ultraelectromagneticpop! 25th Anniversary Numbered Limited Edition vinyl is out on November 24 via Sony Music Philippines.

Sugar Hiccup



Side A
Saturnine Nevermore
Forbid Me Lullabies

Side B
Brushed Away
What's Inside

Dream pop band Sugar Hiccup released the vinyl version of their fourth and last album “Closure”, last Saturday, June 1, at 70s Bistro in Quezon City.

Closure was released on December 30, 2017, at 12 Monkeys in Pasig City, supposedly, the last show ever by Sugar Hiccup. The sales from the compact disc and the merchandise funded the production of the vinyl version that was pressed in Ohio, USA.

The quartet—guitarist and vocalist Melody Del Mundo, guitarist and vocalist Czandro Pollack, bassist Iman Leonardo, and drummer Mervin Panganiban—have returned for their last set of shows before the band’s official retirement from the music scene.

“It’s not only a bucket list thing for us to release Closure on vinyl,” explained Pollack. “We realize how weird it sounds, we released an album on the second to the last day of 2017, then, disappeared. The sales of the album that day aside, it isn’t the best way to go out.”

“This is the best way,” he added. “With a series of shows (at 70s Bistro, Route 196, and in Cebu) with the vinyl, compact disc, and merchandise for the fans. And the album sounds really great on vinyl with all our music really coming more alive—or so Iman tells me.”

It seems that the stop-starts have been a part of the band’s history. Sugar Hiccup released two best-selling and critically-acclaimed albums in the 1990s—Oracle in 1995 and Womb in 1998. The band, however, seemed to end at the height of its popularity when Del Mundo went to the United States.

Eight years later, in 2006, the band returned with their third album, and a new lead singer in Bea Alcala, for Tongues and Thoughts. Not soon after the album was released, the band went through another implosion with some internal issues and the album.

The reunion then came with Del Mundo and new bassist Leonardo and Closure.

“This is really it though,” pointed out Pollack with a smile. Whether the tone is with finality is anyone’s guess. After all, just when we thought we had seen the last of Sugar Hiccup, they returned.

“But I am working with Melody on some new things.”

Pollack says the music they are making is quite similar to Sugar Hiccup, but it has a different twist.

Saturday night at 70s Bistro, the vinyl flew off the tables with fans packing the venerable old rock club along Anonas Street.

“Three hundred records were pressed, and we hope that we have enough for the remainder of our shows,” said Del Mundo.

One new fan, Reddy Galang, who literally lives a stone’s throw away from 70s Bistro, went home to listen to the record and returned to have the band sign the album jacket.

Beaming, Galang gave it a quick review, “I went there to buy the record for my brother who couldn’t attend. I can hear some ticks and pops and the volume isn’t that loud. Other than that, I like what I hear. Bass is tight, especially on ‘Brushed Away.’ Vocals are at the center of the mix, and all instruments are balanced. Overall, a very good pressing…I decided to get one myself.”

When told of the fan’s reaction, Pollack smiled back. “Then, this is a really good way to say goodbye.”

-Rick Olivares

Bong Gabriel



Side A
Dancing In The Night
Save The Last Dance For Me
Never Thought I'd Say It
Ang Aking Awitin

Side B
Start of The End
Tossed On The Wind
Come Sing With Me
Ikaw Lamang (Just You)

Saturday, December 21, 2019

The Strangeness

Scorned As Timber, Beloved of The Sky


Side A
Ramblin' Man
Twist The Knife
Nuanceeasy Boys And Easy girls
Maybe That's Just Love

Side B
Empty Caskets
Borrowed Time
The Devil Did Me Wrong

The Strangeness:
Francis Cabal - vocal, guitar
Bijan Gorospe - vocals, bass, guitar harmonica
Ivan Brosas - vovals, guitar, synth, melodica, glockenspiel
Jayme Ancla - vocals, guitar
Paolo Arciga - vocals, keyboards, guitar
Erwin Hilao -vocals, drums