I was given 2 upperbox tickets for the Vertical Horizon concert tomorrow night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, courtesy of Ovation Productions (naks!). The opportunity to watch one of the breakthrough rock bands of the 90s perform live was just too good to pass up. After all, it’s been ages since I’ve last seen a major musical event.
I went to SM City Pampanga yesterday and bought this CD, in support of my friend and officemate who happens to be the band’s composer and rhythm guitarist. Sons of Jupiter was the first Kapampangan indie rock band to have its debut album released nationwide. The album launch was held recently at Clark, Pampanga. The CD contains 10 original tracks, with three of them having already gained massive airplay at a regional radio station.
In a nutshell, New Day is a groovy one hour pleasure with songs that uplift the spirit and encourage personal evolution.
Long live Kapampangan music!
Long forgotten, but an awesome band nonetheless. They were best known for their smash hit single ‘Deep’, from their self-titled debut album which was released in early 2000. I (and a friend of mine) agree that they were the first band to do electro/pop rock, way before the (more awesome)Owl Cityof this generation. I think they also sound like Heyhihello.
Their music is melancholic and deep and mostly about longing, loss and pain; It appeals not only to the ears but to the senses.
Other notable tracks from the album were ‘Don’t Say Goodbye, Say Good Night’, (which turned out to be a weak follow-up to ‘Deep’) and my personal favorite ‘Gone Away’.
Such a pity no one had heard from them since then.