12 December 2009

'tis the TWEE-SON!

so we find ourselves in the [12th] twelfth month of 2009. and you know what that means. another compilation!
our friends at the filipino indie pop scene have assembled a rousing group of songs to get you in the christmas spirit! and whether you've been naughty OR nice [some might say that is nice to be naughty & naughty to be nice. haha] dale marquez, the FIPS & we have wrapped up a dozen christmas treats for you to listen to. so go deck those halls & stuff your stocking! [uhhh, that sounds kind of vulgar, doesn't it?]

128 kbps : here. or here.
192 kbps : here. or here.

01 just like christmas [low cover] the wentletraps
02 december sugarspun
03 one christmas catalogue [captain sensible cover] apple orchard
04 christmas [baby, please come home] [darlene love cover] the jealous sea
05 away in a manger [traditional] archaster
06 christmas is all around [cover of billy mack cover of the troggs] scattered pearls
07 blue december [the pearlfishers cover] that lingering feeling
08 undercover angel soft pillow kisses
09 parang awa mo na, bayaran mo na utang mo love in athens
10 snowfall some gorgeous accident
11 snowglobe self portrait
12 winter wonderland [traditional] mary anna logue

sleeve design by connie francis [carnival park/melody style apartment]

maligayang pasko!


ps : here's a review by sean brilldream!

03 December 2009

the golden SEA of jealous TEARDROPS!

i hopped an aeroplane to san francisco, CA to visit taylor [09 october 2009] for a week. in berkeley on 15 october 2009 we met up with ryan & lorelie marquez [congratulations on the recent nuptuals!] of the always brilliant indie pop duo golden teardrops.

you may recognise ryan & lorelie from the various other bands that they're involved in : apple orchard, the haircuts, spring boutique, under shooting stars, sodajerk, etc. they are both very active members of the filipino indie pop scene.

we caught up with each other over chai tea/coffee & [later on, across the street] soft tacos. taylor tried out her newly purchased wig [from the halloween store] as we discussed web design [lorelie is designing our new site] & a few new jealous sea songs. [ryan & lorelie are [2] two lucky souls that have heard what taylor & i have been working on lately. they've all been under wraps.] both of them were quite delighted with the results!

we really like these kids; they're great people who make great music. if you haven't heard them yet--stop what you're doing & take a listen!

write [side] UP!

i admit that i've taken a wee bit of a break from blogging. but let's not dwell in the past. let's get right back to where we started from!

back on 23 september 2009 we received a nice little writeup on the indie handbook blog.

in their own words : the indie handbook was created by confused genius twentysomethings eric roberstson & kristin garrett. eric & kristin both graduated with b.a. degrees in music, with which they have found they can do anything! [anything requiring cheap labor!] at least they know fantastic music when they hear it & are using their degrees & raw talent for the good of all.

we even shared the blog post with lovely bands in their own right sky larkin & bombay bicycle club!

kristin & eric, thanks so much for your support! we will do the same!

email them @ the.indie.handbook@gmail.com.
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