Music roundup: Ang Bandang Shirley, Nonentities, and more

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“Isip at Kamalayan” is indie rock band Ang Bandang Shirley’s newest release since 2018. In photo: "Isip at Kamalayan" cover art by Tsarlyboy from ANG BANDANG SHIRLEY/FACEBOOK

While everyone was busy keeping tabs on the national election this May, artists were also keeping themselves busy putting out new music. Here are some tunes that have come out in this time.

“Isip at Kamalayan” by Ang Bandang Shirley

Indie rock band Ang Bandang Shirley came out with “Isip at Kamalayan” — their first release since 2018. It is also their first recording to feature new members Debb Acebu (Honeydrop) on vocals and Paolo Arciga (The Strangeness) on bass. Released just before the elections, the single was a reminder to think before voting for our future officials.

Listen on Spotify.

“Whiskey Eyes” by Alienmonk

Grunge quartet Alienmonk dropped their latest fuzz-drenched single “Whiskey Eyes.” With wailing baritone and a steady groove, the track is an homage to the ‘90s Seattle scene that takes you back to better times.

Listen on Spotify.

“Future Fossil” by Turncoats

Hailing from Baguio, indie rock and shoegaze trio Turncoats bring a song that’s as cold as an empty bed. The song has a steady flow from start to finish, incorporating elements from both indie rock and shoegaze to make for a very accessible listen.

Find them on Facebook and Bandcamp.

“Autonimbus” by Nonentities

Punk stalwarts Nonentities released their latest album in vinyl this month. Launched at 123 Block’s new location in Mandala Park, the event also featured an art exhibit called “Dark Clouds” by Carlo De Guzman. You can also purchase the album digitally via Bandcamp where sales are donated to The Goldan Gays. For vinyl copies of the record, you may contact Still Ill Records on Facebook.

Find it on Bandcamp.

“No Goodbyes” by Sandwich

Sandwich dropped their latest EP featuring previously released singles, the band shows no signs of slowing down by shifting their musical palette and incorporating funk, dance, and blues to make for a fun road-trip listen. Some personal favorites are “Curtains,” which retains the band’s signature dance-punk tempo while injecting some blues guitar riffs and “You Don’t Know What You Have,” a trip enhanced by the psychedelic blend of guitars and synths during the chorus.

Listen on Spotify.

“Get Along” by Run Deliks

Emerging rap duo Run Deliks continue to explore and test their skills with their latest release “Get Along.” Accompanied by playful instrumentation from producer Maaliw, the song is a both a funky and groovy piece about convincing a friend to turn their relationship into something more.

Listen on Spotify and Youtube.