Showing posts with label Album. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Album. Show all posts

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Itchyworms release second installment of holiday-themed album,Christmas Starts When The Bers Begin

11:03:00 AM

 

More story or kwento from one of our favorite bands, the Itchyworms. As they continue to celebrate their 25th anniversary, they just release the second installment of their holiday-themed album, Christmas Starts When The Bers Begin—out today, December 8, 2021 (Wednesday) on all digital music platforms via Sony Music Philippines.

Capturing the spirit of Pinoy Christmas with songs that will surely make its way into classic status, Christmas Starts When The Bers Begin contains two new tracks, “Halo-Halo” and “Meri Xmas 2 U,” and last year’s “Have A Merry Christmas” and “Maligayang Pasko.”

Written and produced by drummer and lead vocalist Jazz Nicolas, “Halo-Halo” is a festive reinforcement of the classic tradition with characteristically Pinoy sensibilities. It’s an upbeat tune that celebrates the Yuletide season in a way that feels home.

According to Jazz, “Halo-Halo” is a metaphorical reference to the various beliefs and traditions of Filipinos about Christmas. “There are people who believe in God, there are people who just shop, and there are people who consider it as a perfect time for receiving gifts. It all happens during Christmas, and it’s a magical feeling for everyone.”

Another new offering, “Meri Xmas 2 U” is a fun and sparkly reimagining of the Pinoy Christmas carols in one rocking shimmy treat. Complete with kundiman-charged guitars, raw percussions and tambourine sounds, and infectious vocal harmonies, the track pays tribute to the street caroling traditions in the country during the pre-pandemic times.

“This is an ode to the kids who knock on doors to sing Christmas songs,” lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jugs Jugueta shares. “They rarely have real instruments with them, but sometimes when they’re lucky, they bring acoustic guitars or makeshift tools. They use cans with stretched plastic on top for the ‘drums’ and flattened tansan as tambourines. While they don’t sing in perfect tune, the happy Christmas vibe that they bring is what gets you and tugs your heartstrings.”

“Meri Xmas 2 U” is written by Jugs Jugueta, and performed by the alt-rock band with their families and friends who sang and played makeshift instruments: Jug’s wife Andie, Chino’s brother Echo, Jazz’s brother Peavey and his fiancé Antonette, and their road manager Gabs.

The 2021 AWIT Awards Winner for Best Musical Arrangement also plans to add more songs every year to complete the Yuletide-themed album. This well-curated process gives them the opportunity to create music at their own pace, while giving casual listeners something to uplift their spirits before the year ends.

As Jugs put it, “It is an ever-growing Christmas album. We released two Christmas songs last year, then we added two more this year, and we plan on releasing more Christmas songs every year! And every time we add songs, we also add elements to the album cover. It’s now streaming on Spotify and other digital platforms, but once we have enough Christmas songs, we hope to release it as a physical album on vinyl.”

Christmas Starts When The Bers Begin is part of the band’s celebration of their 25th year in the Philippine music industry, which follows the release of their original track “Eto Na (Ang Maliligayang Araw)” and the six-part series, Worms Upon A Time: An Itchyworms Podcast.

The year-long musical treat commenced with the vinyl pressing of their album, Waiting For The End To Start, which immediately sold out upon its release, the launch of “The Life I Know,” the first of its kind in the Philippine stop-motion animation music video, and the release of “Waiting For The End To Start” music video, which serves as an artistic take on the ‘dystopian future post-pandemic’ life in the Philippines.

The Itchyworms are also set to drop a mockumentary that chronicles their 25 years in the music industry at the end of the year.

“Halo-Halo” and “Meri Xmas 2 U” are out now on all digital music platforms via Sony Music Philippines. Listen to the partial batch of ‘Christmas Starts When The Bers Begin’ here.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Teen Sensation Belle Mariano Glistens As New OPM Darling in Debut Album "Daylight"

8:13:00 AM

 

New voice for your listening pleasure, teen sensation Belle Mariano introduces her glowing sound and bright artistry in “daylight,” her debut album released under ABS-CBN’s Star Pop label that is out now on various digital music platforms.

Picking up from the success of her well-received debut single “Sigurado” which now has almost 12 million Spotify streams and over 5.8 million music video views—“daylight” further establishes Belle as a pop-alternative sweetheart whose enchanting and silky voice shines with every song she sings.

Aside from “Sigurado,” the album consists of six other original songs radiating lustrous colors and offer an easy listening experience for music lovers. All produced by Star Pop head Rox Santos, some of the songs featured in “daylight” are also compositions of Belle’s fellow young artists from ABS-CBN.

These are “Rainy Days” (written by SAB), “For Your Eyes Only” (written by Trisha Denise), and “Rise” (written by Jayda). Other songs included in the album are “With You,” “Tanging Dahilan,” and “Nights of December.”

Since her breakthrough lead role in the coming-of-age romantic comedy series “He’s Into Her” this 2021, Belle has enjoyed steady success in her career. This December, she is set to star in a new Star Cinema film with her onscreen partner Donny Pangilinan in “Love Is Color Blind.”


The Kapamilya star will also headline her first major virtual concert to be produced by ABS-CBN Events and Star Pop happening on January 29, 2022. Tickets to “DAYLIGHT: The Concert” are now up for grabs via KTX.

Embark on a dreamy musical adventure with Belle by streaming her “daylight” album, out now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, and other digital music services. For more details, follow Star Pop on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starpopph) and on Twitter and Instagram (@starpopph).







Monday, April 29, 2019

MayWard Holds A Grand Album Launch Together with Fans All Over the Globe

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One of the greatest and the most kilig Love Team of this generation, MayWard (Maymay Entrata and Edward Barbers) once again made all their fans from all over the globe experience giggles, excitement, and fun as the couple launched their individual albums. Supporting each other through a video and spiels on stage as each of them release their album.


Maymay Entrata launched her album entitled #M0806 while Edward Barbers album is entitled as #E0806. It's a code, a number, a date of when the two of them have met. The album is released under ABS CBN Music's sublabel Star Pop.





Of course, the Grand Album Launch is filled with fun, music and kilig moments from the couple, MayWard. The Love Team sung some of their songs and carrier single.

#M0806 - Maymay Entrata
Kakayanin Kaya - Carrier Single
Abakada
Ikaw Na Lang Sana
Heart, Heart Girl
Ilang Ulit Pa Ba
Magdamag ft. Edward Barber

#E0806 - Edward Barber
No One Else - Carrier Single
BMG
Please Stay
Meant To Be
'Di Makatulog

Maymay's song "Kakayanin Kaya" is the first released single from her second album, while Edward's song "No One Else" is a new single from his first album.


Check out the photos and watch out the video coverage on www.youtube.com/KwentoNiToto or you can check out also our FB Page www.facebook.com/KwentoNiToto

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bea Alonzo Shares Her Photo Album Experience With Fujifilm's Memory Lane Album

10:24:00 AM


The lady behind the #TonDeng love team, Bea Alonzo, graced the event of Fujifilm as they officially launched their newest product set for the person who loves to have keep sakes of memories. Yes, Fujifilm rolls out and officially introduced the Memory Lane Album.

This is a follow-up release of their recently successful and well-received Photo Diary of which enjoyed by many photo lovers. The Memory Lane Album is a unique Instax album that is made exclusively to protect instax prints. Created with thick-bordered pages and designed to insert instax photos. The spaces can really be a good part to write down the memories of include some designs on it.
As for us we've known FUJIFILM Philippines for a number of years and truly they are always thinking of new ways to preserve memories and make them last for generations. I remember one of their products that is still stored in my closet sure makes a good way to preserve memories.

At present, with the Memory Lane album, anyone can now keep in place that instax photo whether it is a trip to Baguio or simply a photo of taking a dip at the famous Boracay beaches or just a walk in Luneta.  No matter what the occasion is, it is still best to keep that memory and have it last long.

“Our mission is to keep memories on hand and make sure that they would be available for future generations to gaze at,” says Takuya Maeda, FUJIFILM Philippines Division Head for Electronic Imaging and Photo Imaging. “Filipinos love taking photos and FUJIFILM acknowledges that. We have endeavored to help them preserve their memories in the best possible way, especially now since it is graduation and summer season, when people really need to keep important memories.”

The Memory Lane album protects precious prints from dust, dirt, moisture and sunlight to reduce fading and ensure that they stand the test of time or at least a much longer time to share that memories with the young ones or the grandchildren.

The Memory Lane album is bundled up with the instax Mini 8 and a range of FUJIFILM digital cameras. There are three variants for the Memory Lane album, namely the instax Memory Lane Package that includes an instax Mini 8, pack of film (10 sheets), a Memory Lane album, and a pen marker; the XA3 Memory Lane Package that includes an XA3, instax SHARE SP-2, pack of film (10 sheets), a Memory Lane album, and a pen marker; and the XA10 Memory Lane Package that includes an XA10, instax Mini 7s, pack of film (10 sheets), a Memory Lane album, and a pen marker.

To make the Grand Launch of the Memory Lane album kits more fun and celebrity-watching worthy, Bea Alonzo, FUJIFILM Philippines brand ambassador and a proud instax fangirl, judged the creations and designs of different Memory Lane Album of media and bloggers. By the way the event was held last March 9, 2 P.M. at the Function Hall CDE at Crowne Plaza in Ortigas. FUJIFILM Philippines Circle of Influencers were also be around to help the guests design their own Memory Lane album using available craft materials.

Since the essence behind FUJIFILM Philippines' thrust is by capturing memories instantly and produce a tangible prints and seconds, the media and bloggers instantly produced their own Memory Lane Album designs.


Memories are all about celebrations, occasions, and moments spent with family, friends, anyone you hold dear and consider family. And wherever and whenever there is something special you want to make last forever, an instax will be there, on hand and on cue.
    
FUJIFILM
Product : Instax The Memory Lane Album
Website : www.instax.ph


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Michael Pangilinan's New Album Includes The Answer to "Pare Mahal Mo Raw Ako"

10:21:00 PM

One of today's great singer and artist, Michael Pangilinan, curve his name in the music industry more after joining the prestigious celebrity competition of ABS CBN's "Your Face Sounds Familiar". Though 1st Runner Up in the said competition he did made a good impression to the public and to the viewers that his a total package, talent, voice, the looks and stage presence. Due to the clamor of supporters and fans he has made another album for everyone to enjoy listening at.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Still At Hype With The 2014 Beat, Here's So Fresh With Best of 2014

10:08:00 PM

Kwento Ni Toto is still at hype with the beat of 2014 and still pumping up every time those music are played. Thanks to Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music who joined forces just to cook up the year’s freshest hits compilation release so aptly entitled So Fresh, The Best of 2014, clamping up 20 big-shot songs including Billboard Hot 100 #1s such as Miley Cyrus, Meghan Trainor, John Legend, Pharrell Williams and MAGIC! Now it couldn’t get any fresher than that!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Never Alone Marks Jennylyn Mercado’s Decade in Entertainment Industry and Her Return to GMA Records

11:52:00 PM

It’s a Thursday afternoon and Kwento Ni Toto is up for a melodic beauty of the female survivor of the artista search in the country. Perhaps this day can be called as a throwback Thursday for Jennylyn Mercado as she shares in the blog conference her career right after winning as the Ultimate Female Survivor of the reality artista search, StarStruck. Her humble beginning and up to now sums up to her first decade in the entertainment industry and to mark that she releases her latest album “Never Alone” under GMA Records.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

PhilPop 2014 Album Produce by Universal Records

12:04:00 PM
Kwento Ni Toto shares the partnership of Universal Records with the Philippine Popular Music Festival (PhilPop) for the production of the festival’s 2013 commemorative album. This is their first partnership which proved to be a beautiful one as it yielded hits like Dati (performed by Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos and Quest), Sayo Na Lang Ako (Karylle), Araw, Ulap, Langit (Christian Bautista), Sana Pinatay Mo Na Lang Ako (Kimpoy Feliciano), Segundo (Yael Yuzon), among others.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Kyla Returned With A New Album

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If you're one of the fan of the country's R&B Princess, Kyla then this post of Kwento Ni Toto about her newest album might interest you. Yes, Kyla is now back in the music industry after her hiatus break. The R&B princess, Kyla is now back in full force with a stronger R&B sound and a passion for showing emotions through her music. Kyla returned with a new album entitled "Journey" under the music label company Polyeast Records.

Her debut in 2000 up to this date have talked so much and was celebrated as one of the most uniquely talented artists of her generation, but the new album “Journey” via Polyeast Records proves that she still hold the title.

Monday, March 25, 2013

JM De Guzman's Brand New Album "Tensionado"

7:44:00 AM

Talents are given to people but mastering it with different priorities makes it hard to stand out of it.  JM De Guzman is one those artist that I'm sure got master his craft, as an artist.  Not only that his been dubbed as ABS-CBN's Prince of Drama, he knows as well how to sing and play the guitar.  I saw it once during his appearance at Gandang Gabi Vice.  Success!  Yes!  So after the successful release of his debut album, ABS-CBN’s Prince of Drama, JM De Guzman, is here once again to captivate the hearts of fans with his newest album, TENSIONADO!

TENSIONADO means tense or nervous but for JM De Guzman TENSIONADO is his newest album offering for his fans.  Released under Ivory Music & Video, “Tensionado” is a collection of JM De Guzman’s renditions of his favorite songs featuring “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart, “Lost In Space” by Lighthouse Family , “Don’t Give Up On Us” by David Soul and “Tensionado” by Soapdish. In addition, you surely wouldn’t want to miss JM’s collaboration with singer Jaq Dionisio of Kiss Jane in the hit Itchyworms song “Akin Ka Na Lang”, the track chosen to be the album’s carrier single. Acoustic Diva Suy also showcased her soulful and relaxing voice in her duet with the singing heartthrob in the special track “Terrified”.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Stripped and Covered, Six Part Invention's Released Album

5:27:00 PM

Pop act Six Part Invention opens 2013 with the release of their album Stripped and Covered, under their new label Universal Records. Six Part Invention is composed of Rey, Kaye and Tag Cantong, and Andy Dela Cruz.

Six Part Invention joins the elite roster of Universal Records roster – Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Spongecola, Christian Bautista, Noel Cabangon, Gloc-9, Richard Poon, Sam Concepcion, JayR, Billy Crawford, Callalily, among others.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

THIS IS NOT A CHICOSCI RECORD OUT THIS OCT. 31

12:00:00 PM

All CHICOSCI fans out there watch out for the coming of their newest album! Also expect where it will happen very soon. Read more about the press release.

Three years since the release of their last studio album and after endless gigging and touring, Chicosci is finally releasing their much-anticipated sixth album, This Is Not A Chicosci Record. The ever-so-dynamic rock group has been in the lab the past year, writing and recording new material with producer Eric Perlas of Tower of Doom Studios, and is set to make waves again with this new album under MCA Music Inc.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Aiza Seguerra joins ‘THE ERASERHEADS’ tribute album

5:32:00 PM

Some of music industry's best artists unite in one album to pay tribute to the phenomenal contribution of the iconic Filipino pop-rock band, The Eraserheads.

Released by Star Records and Star Cinema, “The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album" features 14 anthemic Eraserheads hit songs including 'Alapaap’ by 6cyclemind with Eunice of Gracenote, ‘Minsan’ by Callalily, ‘Overdrive’ by Vin Dancel, ‘Fine Time’ by Marc Abaya of Kjwan, ‘Super Proxy’ of Razorback with Gloc9, ‘Kailan’ by Ney and Yeng Constantino, ‘Kaliwete’ by Hilera, ‘Maling Akala’ by Itchyworms, ‘Ligaya’ by Mayonnaise, ‘Pare Ko’ by Johnoy Danao, ‘Ang Huling El Bimbo’ by Jay Durias, ‘Magasin’by Chicosci, ‘With A Smile’ by Aiza Seguerra with Mike Villegas, and ‘Hey Jay’ by Tanya Markova.



"The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album" is available on record bars nationwide on Wednesday (May 9).

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

First Class: Outbound Expanded Edition

6:01:00 PM


Just a little update on the music industry....

In celebration of Christian Bautista’s 10th anniversary in showbiz, Universal Records is releasing his highly-anticipated First Class: Outbound Expanded Edition album. This CD, which has a limited edition coffee table book, includes nine new tracks, five hits from the original Outbound, and new recording of his earlier hits Hands To Heaven and The Way You Look At Me.

“This album is really special because it celebrates my 10 years in showbiz,” says Christian. “This is really an important project because this marks my return to doing originals. I am extremely happy also that I was given this chance to re-record two of my biggest hits. Recording those tracks brought so many memories.”

The album’s carrier single Beautiful To Me, a sweeping ballad, will be launched this February 26 on ASAP 2012.


Christian also expressed excitement over the chance to work with some of the most promising artists of this generation Angeline Quinto for In Love With You, originally recorded by Regine Velasquez and Asian superstar Jacky Cheung, and KC Concepcion for We Could Be In Love, first interpreted by Lea Salonga and Brad Kane.

Famed band Neocolours reunites to collaborate with Christian on the original Sasabihin.

As part of his celebration of 10 years in the business, Christian goes full circle by having a duet with Sam Concepcion for Rescue You, composed by Singapore-based Tat Tong. Christian and Sam were launched into showbiz via The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe almost a decade ago.

Japanese Pop singer Baby M also has a duet with Christian in the album – In My Arms.

The album includes impressive original tracks like Love You This Much, Let Go, and Whole. The theme of A Special Symphony, I’m Already King, is also included with Outbound tracks All That’s Left, Faith, What Can I Do, Unphotographable.

“This is a very important album, so I am really hoping everyone can support me,” admits Christian. “We have worked hard to make this album a fitting tribute to my 10 years in showbiz.”

TRACK LIST:
1. Beautiful To Me
2. In Love With You with Angeline Quinto
3. Love You This Much
4. We Could Be In Love with Kc Concepcion
5. Let Go
6. Rescue You with Sam Concepcion
7. Whole
8. I'm Already King
9. In My Arms with Baby M
10. Sasabihin with Neocolours
11. What Can I Do
12. Faith
13. Unphotographable
14. All That’s Left
15. Love Moves In Mysterious Ways
16. Hands To Heaven featuring Zia Quizon
17. The Way You Look At Me

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Holiday of Love from the Prince of Soul

9:54:00 PM

Christmas is really in the air the Prince of Soul JayR is in for the holiday season as he produces his own Christmas album entitled Holiday of Love.  So I'm sure a lot of music lovers will get a hold of this newest album from the Prince of Soul.

Get more of the story here with the press release...

Platinum Prince of Soul JayR’s Christmas album Holiday of Love may be one of the projects closest to the singer’s heart. Aside from admitting that he is certainly a “Christmas person,” this album features how gifted he is not only as a singer, but also a musician and a music producer.

Holiday of Love was produced by JayR himself for his own Homeworkz label, and distributed by Universal Records.

“This album is very special to me, and I am very proud of it,” says JayR. “I hope everyone grabs a copy. I hope you’ll let me be a part of your Holiday of Love.”

Classic Holiday tunes like Holy Night, Do You See What I See?, Give Love on Christmas Day, Sleigh Ride, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, White Christmas, Into (O Christmas Tree), Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Song, This Christmas, Santa Baby, and The Little Drummer Boy are given the updated, R&B, groovy feel.

Wrapping up the entire album are two original songs close to Jay-R's heart. There's Spread the Love written by his sister, Jing. But the most special song found in the album is track number 11 intriguingly titled, Tito Remy—the same person cited by Jay-R as the man who inspired the entire project.

"He's a very close Tito sa akin po, uncle ko po," Jay-R confessed, "he died before the holiday so I wrote him a Christmas song." After the Holiday Season, JayR is all set to start working on his new album under Universal Records which will further highlight how extremely versatile he is as a singer.

JayR is being managed by Carlo Orosa of STAGES, which handles the careers of Christian Bautista, Karylle, Sam Concepcion, Enrique Gil, Zia Quizon, Krista Kleiner, Tippy Dos Santos, Mikel Campos, Fred Lo, among others.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

ARKO's Newest Album "Bitter, Sweet, and Even"

3:24:00 AM


Just got home from an album launch held at ARENA Sports Bar.  The place was not that big but good enough to accommodate a number of people while the band is performing on stage.  Yes, it is a band and to be precise it is an indie band called ARKO.  I'm sure a lot of the readers will raise their eyebrows and wonder who is this band.    Actually when a blogger friend invited me and message me the event I didn't actually easily grasps that it was a rock band not until I came to the venue.

Admittedly, I wasn't familiar with the indie band so this is a great time for me to know them more and hear their music mostly.

Since it was the launching of their 2nd Album entitled "Bitter, Sweet and Even", I, together with the other bloggers get a chance to ask questions about their band.  We also get a chance to get up close with them and ask some more questions that they willingly answers but of course there are some that are off the record.

Why ARKO?  According to them they based it on the arch structure which shows the strength of the band that the more pressure being put on them makes them even stronger.  It was not their first name but from a revision of their first band name which they find it easier to pronounce than their previous name.

ARKO band is composed of four great and talented individuals namely Brian Sta. Ana who plays the guitar, Ivan Raquid on bass, Boyet Robleado on drums and Nathalie Parayno as their vocalist.  I'm not much of a good critic with regards to music but I can say that each  member of the band are great in what they are playing and they exceeded my expectation, especially when I heard almost every song in their album tracks.


The band has been together for 7 years already and they have been through different sides of their life and their life as a band.  For this year it has been one of the good side for them because they were able to release their 2nd Album which was independently produced, one of their songs were already on MYX, and they were the first band to be featured in Fansilog.com. and the band's music video "Sayang" was produced by Fansilog.com.

I'm sure this band will be great and I'll be looking forward for their next step in their career.


Aside from the launching of ARKO's 2nd Album it was also the launching of the Fansilog.com which is a newest music content website solely for OPM Artists and fans.  Artists, bands, and fans can log in and exchange.  Also artists and bands can upload  their songs and videos and let their fans know where their next gig will be and at the same time view exclusive content like interviews, music videos, bootlegs, and versions.

Fansilog.com was conceived by four individuals from various fields, a freelance video producer Frank Lloyd Mamaril, Robbie Ortega who's a Licensed Engineer, Jason Talon an IT Practitioner, and Raul Robles who's  an IT Support Engineer.   Fansilog.com is not yet on it's full blown but expect something good from because everything is made out of their love and advocacy in producing good Pinoy Music to Filipinos.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Marie Digby's Your Love

9:18:00 PM

Youtube sensation and international acoustic artist Marie Digby launched her latest album entitled “Your Love”. This is her gift for her Filipino fans who have supported her.

After her phenomenon rise to fame with her home made video of her acoustic rendition of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” in 2007, she was able to make it into the music industry. In 2009, she released her debut album “Unfold” which broke into the billboard charts at #29 on its first week and spawned the hit single “Say It Again”. Songs from the album have been used in top US shows like ER, The Hills, Greek, Smallville and One Tree Hill. She followed it up with her sophomore release “Breathing Under Water.”

Though she has performed all over the US, Europe and Asia, Marie recognizes that huge chunks of her fanbase are Filipinos. Even though she has no Filipino blood (Marie is half-Irish and half-Japanese descent), her captivating beauty, charismatic personality, and heartfelt songs have enthralled the Pinoy market.


“Your Love” single is already playing heavily on radio stations and music channels all over the country. It features her collaborations with the Philippines’ hottest actors Sam Milby (“Your Love” duet) and Jericho Rosales (“I Do”). It also includes other original tracks such as “Swoon” and Loving You Is Easy”, her version of the OPM hit “I Think I’m In Love” and her hit songs “Say It Again” and “Umbrella”. There are also minus one version of the tracks so you can sing along with Marie’s music.

Fans and followers can still catch Marie on the following malls: Robinsons Sta. Rosa on November 12, Robinsons Galleria on November 13, Robinsons Starmills Pampanga on November 19 and Robinsons Place Imus on November 20.

“Your Love” is available now in CDs and digital downloads under Star Records and MCA Music and will also be released soon in Asia. The songs can also be downloaded online via www.starrecords.ph. To download “Your Love” as your ringback tone, simply text KL222 send to 2332 for GLBOE?TM, text YORLUV send to 2728 for SMART/ Talk N Text and text 5493042 send to 2300 for SUN Cellular.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

CD Signing Experience at Sponge Cola Blogger's Night

9:30:00 PM

It’s really great experiencing things that you only once seen on TV or on mall tours. Yes, I was one of those people before who only watched from a distance. I watched those people line up just to get their CDs or posters signed by their favorite artist. For some reasons I never did that before. Not until now.

I was fortunate enough to experience and have my CD signed by each of the members of the rock band, Sponge Cola. This was my very first time! The good thing is that I never have to fall in line and wait for long hours just to have my CD signed by the artist. Another good thing about it is that it’s exclusive, casual and cool. No harassed mood!


Yes, I was one of the fortunate bloggers to attend a Blogger’s Night Meet and Greet with the Sponge Cola. Aside from meeting them in person, we also get a chance to hear them sing live. It’s more like a normal school room jam. Some of the bloggers shoot some question to the band which they answered willfully excluding the last question about relationship.

Here’s a press release about Sponge Cola’s latest album and their thoughts about it.


Sponge Cola is the only recording band to reach diamond after Eraserheards for the outstanding sales of Tambay (EP) via Coca-Cola’s summer promo, Sponge Cola scores yet again as the band releases its highly anticipated fourth full-length album titled Araw Oras Tagpuan under Universal Records. But the band is not content to rest on its laurels yet, this is just the beginning.

Composed of Yael Yuzon (vocals/guitars), Erwin Armovit (lead guitars), Gosh Dilay (bass) and Tedmark Cruz (drums), Sponge Cola has always made its presence felt since breaking the local music scene in 2002 via Madonna’s Crazy For You.


In the past nine years, Sponge Cola has gone from nowhere to full-fledged phenomenon on the strength of its three bestselling albums: Palabas (2004), Transit (2006) and Sponge Cola (2008). Only one of the few bands that couldn't help but hit, Sponge Cola went on to producing chart-topping singles such as KLSP, Gemini, Jeepney, Bitiw, Tuliro, Movie, Pasubali, Puso, Ayt!, Makapiling Ka, Di Na Mababawi and so on.

From then on, the band's popularity doesn't seem to be waning. It was evident from numerous awards and citations received by the band. From favorite artist to favorite song to favorite group to favorite rock video to favorite vocalist to achieving gold and platinum awards, Sponge Cola’s rise to full stardom never stops, and it shows no sign of flickering.

In fact, the rocket ride to the top doesn't look as if it's going to end any time soon.


Just recently, Sponge Cola's Tambay (EP) earned the band a diamond record in sales. The band in unison says, "It's a great feeling. We're very thankful. We appreciate the support we get from people."

The band’s new album's title says Araw Oras Tagpuan—date, time, place—Armo said they just wanted to create something that strings our ideas on space, time, fate and choice together.

Yael elaborates, "I like the swagger that the title suggests. It's like ‘Give me a time, date and place and we'll be there.’ But with said swagger, it still feels down to earth, which is I think how are we these days, in my head at least.”

Araw Oras Tagpuan consists of 12 tracks that include massive hits Tambay, Regal and the new hit single Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay. Other songs included are Walang Wakas which became the theme song of ABS-CBN’s series Wansapanatym: Rod Santiago’s Buhawi Jack; New Steel which features Paolo Valenciano of Salamin, Ria Redulla, and Los Magno of Out of Body Special; and Warning featuring Norma Love, Iwa Motor, and Mowmow of Tanya Markova.


In this album, nine out of twelve songs were mainly written and co-written by Yael along with Gosh. It is interesting to note that the collaboration with these artists adds hip hop, new metal, and retro to the band’s definitive music.

In an exclusive interview with BANDS Magazine when asked what the video for Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay is about and what new fans can expect from it, Yael shares, "My brother Yanny who plays guitar for Pupil and sings for Archipelago directed it in Bacolod. As a theater director, he's known for bold, riveting plays, often pushing boundaries and never failing to move. It was our first time to fly outside Manila to shoot a music video. It showcases the beauty of provincial life. And yeah, love."

"I just want them to listen freely and take whatever they want/can from the material, Armo says when asked what they would want the audience to hear within the lyrics of their songs from Araw Oras Tagppuan. Yael adds, “[And] Catharsis lang naman as always."


When asked what happens in his head when he composes – the creative process before he writes it down or put his hands on the guitar – and how his persona plays a role in that process, Yael says, "It depends. Sometimes I play with words, then a persona is formed. Sometimes it's me, sometimes it's someone else. It's usually someone similar to me at least."

"Fall where they may. And then someone figures it out for us. We just write," says Yael when asked if he consciously thinks, "Oh, this will work for us with the market; that will work well with the mainstream"? Or do the songs just fall where they may.

In the latest issue of Pinoy Magazine, correspondent Boy Garchitorena writes that it would be hard to pick singles in this record that throws a lot of possible ones. The record as he puts it screams a resounding "we’re not done!"

The one thing commendable with Sponge Cola is that this group is not afraid to experiment and take the music to different places. True enough.

That’s what Sponge Cola always known for. They are not afraid to experiment and take the music to different places. "This is just how we are. We do whatever we want to go, making music is what we do. We keep it real. [And] We’re all about the fun," Yael says.





And when asked how their values and faith changed in these remarkable years of success, Yael proudly states, "They haven’t, they’ve stayed the same, and we’re still the same people with the same beliefs, fighting for the same principles."

The album Araw Oras Tagpuan is out now in all major record bars nationwide under Universal Records.

Sponge Cola’s Blogger’s Night is brought to you by Universal Records in cooperation with Pinoy Magazine (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pinoy-Magazine-Fanpage/158056554242211), BANDS Magazine (http://www.facebook.com/bandsmagazine) and official online partner Orange Magazine TV (http://www.facebook.com/orangemagazinetv). Special thanks to Coca-Cola Philippines.

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