Thursday, February 7, 2008

Trash Radio Manila Episode 4 Part 2: Eat Some Pasta

This young man visited the house one day and listened to some cds, which were mostly the jangly-guitar pop type of tunes. He seemed very much pleased with his finds. And apparently, his friends go for the same type of music, and more: the more obscure-sounding the band's name is, the better. (To understand the kind of music he's into, check out his Multiply site.)

He's a special one, this young gentleman, so in this particular segment we've included songs that he might just like. Our playlist:

1. MATH AND PHYSICS CLUB - "When We Get Famous"
2. THE LESLIES - "Brave Ones"
3. THE RED BUTTON - "Ooh Girl"
5. POCKETS - "I Won't Be There Anymore"
6. THE FRANK AND WALTERS - "Plenty Times"

Now for the bands.

Out of Matinee Recordings' hearty catalogue of indie releases comes Weekends Away EP, released in 2005 by the Seattle-based quartet called Math And Physics Club. It is from the same EP that the song "When We Get Famous" comes from. Check out their MySpace site here.

The Leslies are from Endearing Records, a Canada-based indie label with a very diverse catalogue. Endearing has been around since 1995. The Leslies, though, was formed a little earlier in Sweden in 1993. In the list is their song "Brave Ones."

The catchy "Ooh Girl" is from the songwriting duo from Los Angeles called The Red Button. Seth Swirsky and Mike Ruekberg, having been around in the music industry for quite some time, teamed up to create the extremely well-received album She's About To Cross My Mind which came out in 2007.

Kings Of Convenience, as most people know by now, is one of Norway's best exports in recent years. The track called "Homesick" evokes images both lovely and poignant. The band's Scandinavian compatriots, Pockets, come next with "I Won't Be There Anymore."

Last but not least. The pristine "Plenty Times" is from the Setanta Records released Beauty Becomes More Than Life, an album by the great Irish band The Frank And Walters. They also have a MySpace account which you can check out here.

Young gentleman, we hope you enjoy this segment. Now go eat some pasta...

And for next week, wait up for our segments as we include tracks from Pinoy acts like Contras. See you all, and take it easy on the alcohol, please.

Pics (borrowed from the artists' and labels' respective sites, for which we have provided links): Math And Physics Club, The Leslies, album cover of The Red Button's She's About To Cross My Mind, album cover of Kings Of Convenience's Riot On An Empty Street, album cover of The Frank And Walters' Beauty Becomes More Than Life. B&W photo: Contras

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