August 6, 2018
We’re kicking off the week with ears ready for fresh tunes! PULP Magazine has rounded up new music to add to your playlists—FRESHLY SQUEEZED!
LOSTTHREADS | Aftermath
PULP Magazine Issue No. 192 cover artists LOSTTHREADS have released their much-awaited album Aftermath via Tower of Doom.
Aftermath follows Wake Up Your God and has been four years in the making. “These past few years have been dreadful to some extent for us and most people. There have been tragic occurrences throughout the world and we realized how corrupt the minds of some people are. We then decided that it would be the right time for us to share our own thoughts and interpretations of such situations through our music,” LOSTTHREADS have told us before the end of 2017, sharing the inspiration behind their new music. For the full interview, check out PULP Magazine Issue No. 192 (November - December 2017) and get the full story on the band’s new album.
LOSTTHREADS are kicking off their album tour to promote Aftermath this August 18th at The Junkyard Rock and Blues Bar in Imus, Cavite. Check out the details below:
ANGULO | “Same Old Story”
Recently, Angulo made their return with their first single in about ten years, “Same Old Story.” The new song came as their album Blur The White Lines approached the ten-year mark, which fans and friends celebrated during a nostalgic anniversary gig presented by Red Ninja Production at Dulo MNL.
BLKD and CALIX | Kolateral: Buelo
Kolateral: Buelo, the latest collaboration between BLKD and Calix, has just been launched.
This is the latest to come from Calix following the release of his mini album Ikugan, which he talks about in an interview in PULP Magazine’s upcoming Issue No. 197 (September-October 2018), featuring Calix and other local hip-hop artists. He also talks about past collaborations with BLKD.
LOOP | “Sinner”
Photo courtesy of Bomba Press
Iligan band Loop have just released a brand new single called “Sinner.” The track carries on the band’s signature dream pop vibe while taking on more relevant matters and modern day issues.
Check it out:
“Sinner” is the first new track from the band, following their latest release Reality and Dreams from 2017. The track was recorded at Yellow Room Studios, mixed and mastered by Loop’s guitarist Mic Pacalioga, and released under Melt Records (Bomba Press).
Currently on an extended stay in Manila, the band has no immediate plans to work on a follow up album to Reality and Dreams just yet, but a lyric video and another single can be expected from the band in the next couple of months.
BECAUSE | “Marlboro Black”
Local hiphop artist Because has put out a music video for his single “Marlboro Black.”
“Marlboro Black” is taken from his album Heartbreak SZN, which he talks about in PULP Magazine’s hiphop-loaded upcoming issue, Issue No. 197 (September-October 2018).
GLOC-9 and AL JAMES | “Lagi”
“Lagi” is the result of an exciting collaboration between veteran rapper Gloc-9 and up-and-coming hiphop artist Al James. “It was surreal na makatangap ng invite mula kay Gloc 9 mismo at makatrabaho yung pinapakinggan at inspiration ko mula childhood… Isang karangalan maging parte ng project na ‘to,” Al James tells PULP Magazine in an interview.
Watch out for PULP Magazine’s upcoming Issue No. 197 (September-October 2018) featuring Al James and more local hip-hop acts.
TIRADXR | tiradxr EP
The four-track EP you didn’t know you needed. Producer Tiradxr has just given us the soundtrack to annoying situations we all have been through one way or another, whether it’s waiting as someone takes too damn long withdrawing cash from an ATM or being served plain rice with your tapsilog instead of fried rice.
DECEMBER AVENUE and MOIRA DELA TORRE | “Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw”
The latest single from December Avenue is a track featuring singer/songwriter Moira Dela Torre—a heart-wrenching collaboration waiting to happen. The band, according to Tower Of Doom, has been in the studio last year working on new tunes, releasing tracks like “Sa Ngalan Ng Pag-Ibig,” “Kahit Di Mo Alam,” and “Bulong.” Check out the lyric video for “Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw” below:
BEN&BEN, UNIT 406, FIGHTING RIVER BLINDNESS AND MORE FROM SINDIKATO
Since Sindikato Management launched their diverse roster of artists at 12 Monkeys last July 12th, their artists have been putting out releases one after the other. Ben&Ben just dropped a lyric video for their latest single “Sunrise,” while Hulyo’s latest “Kahit Isang Saglit” and Fighting River Blindness’ debut single “Chemistry” are now on Spotify, along with the previously released single from Sud, “Sana Bumalik.”
Also recently released were Callalily’s music video for “Ex,” and Unit 406’s rendition of the Itchyworms’ “Gusto Ko Lamang Sa Buhay,” the theme song of ABS-CBN Star Cinema’s I Love You, Hater. Fern., whose “Lie 2 Me” video is coming up, has a recently released collaboration with Julie Ann San Jose titled “Down For Me.”
Find all the new stuff coming from the Sindikato roster below:
KEIKO NECESARIO | “Di Bale Na”
Keiko Necesario has dropped her brand new single, “Di Bale Na.” Launched at Unit 27, the single is the singer/songwriter’s first Tagalog single to come out. It follows “Highway” off her Escape EP which was released in 2017.
NIGHTS OF RIZAL | “Keep Moving”
“Para sa kailangang mag-move on, stuck sa traffic, o gusto lang sumayaw.” Nights of Rizal has released a new single off summer/salt. “Keep Moving” is the second single to come from the ten-track album, which was released earlier this year. Check out the official music video below:
JULY XIV | “Hunger”
Four-piece local act July XIV released the music video for their song, “Hunger.” The video was launched by the band last July 13th at Mow’s and is now online. Check out the music video below, directed by Gio Puyat:
ALFA | “Fool’s Gold”
Following the release of her latest album Spark & Fury in 2017, Alfa has released her brand new single, “Fool’s Gold.”
Born in the Philippines and raised on the East Coast of the U.S., Alfa Garcia got her start touring colleges throughout the U.S. and in the Philippines. She has opened for Sam Smith, Us the Duo, Marc Cohn, the Rembrandts, and Howie Day, as well as Filipino artists Kitchie Nadal and Up Dharma Down. The singer-songwriter has recently signed with Warner Music Philippines.
TANYA MARKOVA | “Iglap”
Tanya Markova are joining this list with their brand new single, “Iglap,” released through Tower of Doom.
The band, according to Tower of Doom, spent the past year or so working on “a TON of new music,” this one being the first of many. It seems there will be more to come from Tanya Markova so expect them to be part of this list should they drop more releases in the near future!
BOPEK | “HNNP” and “Ayaw Na”
Bopek’s songs are now available for streaming. The band’s singles, “HNNP” and “Ayaw Na,” are out now via Warner Music Philippines. Give their songs a stream below:
BENNYBUNNYBAND | “Forbidden Song No.2: Kamandag (Pogi Problems)”
Local trio BennyBunnyBand have released a brand new music video. Released under Viva Records, the song serves as a cautionary tale, “[warning] everyone na ingatan ang mga puso at wag agad ma-fall.”
NECK DEEP | In Bloom: Versions
A favorite track from Neck Deep’s latest album The Peace and The Panic has just received a whole lot of love with the band releasing In Bloom: Versions, a digital EP with a couple re-imagined versions of the song.
“The idea for ‘In Bloom: Versions’ came very naturally, initially after our friend Tony Hancock – aka Saxl Rose – came and played sax for us in Baltimore earlier this year. It was a pure jam, but we loved it and subsequently he played for us at the NYC and LA shows of that tour because we were just really feeling the vibe it brought to the song. From there, we decided a recorded version needed to be heard by everyone. Whilst we’ve been working on this recording, our boy Tony has only gone and played live with Paramore and done dates on Warped! Honestly, Tony is the man. We’ve also been playing an acoustic rendition of it at in-store and fan events since before the album was even officially released, so it seemed obvious that we should capture the vibe of that on a proper recording as well. And thus, ‘In Bloom: Versions’ was a thing,” shared vocalist Ben Barlow on the new release.
Barlow continued, “We feel that “In Bloom” is in itself a very diverse song, and so could be taken in a number of different directions, and this mini single really showcases that. It is such an important song to us, and such an accessible, catchy, beautiful song that we felt it deserved to be heard in its various renditions, for people to fall in love and enjoy in a new way, all over again.”
HANDS LIKE HOUSES | “Overthinking”
Photo by Megan Thompson
Australia’s Hands Like Houses have announced their upcoming album -Anon, set for release on October 12th under Hopeless Records. The band has also released the first single from the forthcoming album, “Overthinking.”
“We’re a mess of excitement and nerves to finally bring you ‘Overthinking,’ the first taste of our fourth album -Anon,” says the band in a joint statement. “In 10 years of Hands Like Houses, it’s been the most fun we’ve had creating a record yet, and we’re unbelievably proud of the energy, the honesty and the stories that have gone into it. This is just the beginning.”
Pre-order -Anon here.
COUNTERPARTS | “Monument”
Counterparts have announced their new EP Private Room, a “collection of B sides from the last two records that we think deserve to see the light of day.” This EP comes not long after the release of their latest full-length album You’re Not You Anymore, released in September 2017. Giving us our first taste of the forthcoming release, the band has released “Monument,” the first of three tracks in the EP. Pre-order here.
THE STORY SO FAR | “Let It Go”
In case you missed it, The Story So Far have announced their long-awaited new album. Proper Dose comes out September 21st through Pure Noise Records. Listen to the first single off the upcoming album, “Let It Go.”
Pre-order Proper Dose, The Story So Far’s fourth full-length album.
YOU ME AT SIX | “3AM”
A couple of weeks ago, the lads from You Me At Six dropped the exciting news that album no. 6 was on the way. They released two new songs, namely “3AM” and “Fast Forward,” the former having just gotten the visual treatment.
Check out the music video for “3AM” below:
VI comes out October 5th this year. Pre-order here .
TROPHY EYES | The American Dream
We wish it was Friday forever, especially with the release of Trophy Eyes’ brand new album The American Dream. It is the third album to come from the Australian band, and is based on the idea that there’s still utopia left on this this planet – a place where one can start again and live a peaceful life, forsaking the trail of destruction that threatened to derail it all.
The album also serves as a coming of age fable, in which lead vocalist John Floreani takes an introspective look at who he is today. “This record is about my life in present time and a reflection on who I was and how I got here,” Floreani explains. “As much of the other Trophy Eyes works have been the hate, violence, addiction and heartbreak I fought so desperately to leave behind, this record is about shedding one’s past, transitioning from boy to man, making a home and wanting nothing more in life than to sit and enjoy the silence.”
The American Dream is out now under Hopeless Records, featuring singles “You Can Count On Me,” “More Like You,” and “Friday Forever.” Get it here.
OH, WEATHERLY | Lips Like Oxygen
Photo by Megan Thompson
Oh, Weatherly’s debut album Lips Like Oxygen is out now under Hopeless Records. Co-produced by Jake Bundrick of Mayday Parade, the album is a deeply personal and emotionally revealing debut full-length from the Texan band. "What this album means to me is more than just music or simply a combination of nice sounding chords," shares vocalist Blake Roses.
"This album is a tribute to the lessons I have learned and to the people who mean/meant most to me," Blake continued. "I do not regret anything I have done in my life and would not take back a single thing. I would not have made it here without these experiences driving me. That being said, I no longer expect anything from anyone but myself."
The album is a follow-up to the band’s 2017 EP, Make You Bright, and carries the singles “Here Tonight,” “I Think I Want You,” and “Chasing California.”
Give Lips Like Oxygen a listen and get it here.
PLINI | Sunhead
Plini’s new EP Sunhead is out now. A follow-up to 2016’s Handmade Cities, the self-released four-track EP was written, recorded, and produced by the instrumental artist himself. “Many hours + much love went into putting this music together – a special thanks to my extremely talented friends: Simon, Chris, Devesh, Anomalie, John, Tim, Ermin + Alex. Enjoy!” said Plini in a message upon the release of the EP, which features the previously released track “Salt + Charcoal.”
BEARTOOTH | “Disease”
Beartooth’s third album is on its way. Titled Disease, the album is due out on September 28th, to be released through Red Bull Records. “The album is a whirlwind of emotion,” says frontman Caleb Shomo of the album. “Crazy highs, crazy lows, and lots of intensity. This record isn't about winning anything. It's about trying to even begin to learn how to deal with things. It’s hard to process just how dark you can get, what you can really put yourself through with expectations. It's like starting from the beginning all over again. At the end of the day, it is a very dark album.”
Beartooth have also released the title track and another one called “Bad Listener” as the first singles Listen below and pre-order the album here.
BEHEMOTH | “God=Dog”
Remember when Behemoth premiered a brand new song from their upcoming album at PULP SUMMER SLAM XVIII: Of Good and Evil? The #PSS18OfGoodAndEvil headliners have just given their Legions all over the world yet another taste of their upcoming album with the release of their brand new single “God=Dog.”
Check out the visual below:
Behemoth’s brand new album I Loved You At Your Darkest, following 2014’s acclaimed The Satanist, is due out October 5th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records (Europe) and Metal Blade Records (North America). It’s available for pre-order through this link.
Grab a copy of PULP Magazine’s current issue, Issue No. 196 (July-August 2018), which features our SPECIAL COVERAGE of PULP SUMMER SLAM XVIII.
Need more new music in your life? Keep watching this space as we seek to give you more next week! Stay tuned! 🍊