Music. It is all around us. Whatever we hear can be described as music.
But music is too broad to say that you have heard it all. So you select what kind of music you want to hear, as music is also depending on the preferences.
So this post is about what you could expect to find in my playlist and what I recommend you to listen at. They are somehow mainstream, but not that mainstream as Lady Gaga and Ke$ha (two artists who could make me feel like turning the radio off aside from Justin Bieber). Yeah kidding aside, here goes the list.
EMAROSA. They are a good band. And even though they change their vocalists in every album, I still find it cool that they stick to the same genre, because the vocals just stay cool, like it's almost close to shouting, but in a good way. And the drum lines, always consistent. And I always like it simple and easy to hear.
URBANDUB. They are so far the best OPM band in the industry nowadays. The four-piece band was like they were so meant to play with each other. They sound good as a whole, whether the music is emotional or overly dubbed, they won't fail to amaze. From Janjan's drums that follow Lalay's bass lines, to John and Gabby's exchanging of riffs and vocals. They have also shown their growth in music by experiencing diferent kind of rock in every album, from Birth to The Apparition.
FALL OUT BOY. They are the most unlikely to be entered in this list. But since they never fail to keep me pumped up with the music, they are so much welcomed. Lyrics were so much senseless and fun, that you might think that they are just party punks (coz yeah, that's what their music was). And Pete Wentz going on the bass and Patrick Stump hitting high notes, just so good to hear that you want to imitate then in the bathroom.
FRANCO. They are the superband of Cebu. Not just superband because of the fact that they are coming from other big bands, but because they made super-quality music. starting with Franco Reyes' voice, guitars and music, Parokya Ni Edgar's Buhawi Meneses bringing the strong beat of the bass, Urbandub's Janjan Mendoza and Gabby Alipe's Techniques on drums and guitars, respectively (thus bringing the feeling that this band sounds Urbandub-ish) and Paolo "8" Toleran's raw and edgy guitars, they indeed are superb. They made InYo's music as hardcore as possible, thus making it their music anthemic and high-pumping.
ALL TIME LOW. This band offers a great variety of music, from emo, to screamo, to party punk. These kids explore most of their time on these music and this is why I include their music to the playlist. I suggest you hear their singles, like "Remembering Sunday", "Jasey Rae", "Stay Awake" and "Running From Lions".
MAYDAY PARADE. You might call them Emo but I find their music relaxing. No more, no less. If you want to get back to your teenage dreams, then go for this band. And they will be here in the Philippines in July, and I can't watch them. Too bad.
GO RADIO. Jason Lancaster. That's it. But I find this music good. nobody can defeat his voice as of now. Knowing how soothing it is now, and the lyrics are so carefully written that showed his musicality. Too bad he was now out of Mayday Parade.
FEARLESS RECORDS' PUNK GOES SERIES. I am sorry, but mind if I include this? Fearless Records has a bunch of bands that are willing to commit themselves for an exploration of their genre. I just love the underground punk, for they are not settling for what they knew. They cover songs and made them screamo and hardcore and party music. And they are even sacrificing their music for an acoustic version of it, that went pretty well, and even brought more soul to the music. The covers, they are mostly pop and crunk that goes hardcore and more full, though some of the covers were simply losing its soul.
And that's it! XD