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June 1, 2018
LOVE IN THE LAND OF RUBBER SHOES & DIRTY ICE CREAM
15th Anniversary Edition
Orange & Lemons
Release Date: June 8, 2018
Label: Lilystars Records
For years, fans of Orange & Lemons have been clamoring for a re-issue of the band’s first album, Love in the Land of Rubber Shoes & Dirty Ice Cream (originally released in 2003). Now that O&L has reformed (2017) as a threesome of Clem Castro (vocals/guitar), JM del Mundo (bass/backing vocals), and Ace del Mundo (drums/backing vocals), they are definitely back with a self-produced, complete re-recording of the album — plus a couple of bonus tracks!
- A Beginning Of Something Wonderful
- Just Like A Splendid Love Song
- Kailangan Kita
- My Butterfly
- Armageddon Is Coming To Town
- She’s Leaving Home
- When I’m With You
- Isang Gabi
- Hey, Please
- Days And Nights
- If I Could Speak My Mind
- Lovers Go, Lovers Come
Fifteen years ago, this landmark release paved the way for the band’s commercial success and catapulted them into poster boys of Philippine indie music, with their British-inspired songwriting style and pop sensibilities indebted to the likes of The Beatles, The Smiths and other ‘60s and ‘80s pop music. The band was hailed as Best New Artist in the 2004 NU Rock Awards and eventually landed a major record label deal. The rest was history. Fans privy to Orange & Lemons’ history will know that when they officially disbanded in 2007, Castro immediately started his own indie record label, Lilystars Records, and produced indie records in a grassroots, hands-on manner. This time around, an older, wiser Orange & Lemons is in control. And the result is brilliant.
There is something distinctly sassy and kiss-my-assy about the way Castro sings the re-done tracks. The 15-years wiser Castro has clearly lost the ability to take himself too seriously. His voice is his own: relaxed, light, and full of devil-may-care youthfulness with a Mona Lisa smile hidden in his well-wrought tones. Castro’s 2018 voice truly adds a layer of sophistication in the album, made more palpable with the defiant attitude of the Del Mundo brothers that comes through loud and clear in drums and bass. Guitar solos roam free, and rhythms are precise and expertly rendered.
Fans will be glad Orange & Lemons put in the massive effort to re-record these well-loved songs, because the result is an absolute joy to listen to. You can now stream the full album on Spotify!
To promote the record, Orange & Lemons will hold a grand launch via an artist-curated mini-fair on August 4 at Century City Mall in Makati, which they will call “Moonlane Festival.” The band will then embark on a nationwide tour entitled “The LOVE Tour,” covering major cities all over the country with stops in Singapore and Australia. Please regularly check the Orange & Lemons website and social media channels for concert dates.
Official Site: http://orangeandlemons.co
February 1, 2017
Lilystars Records proudly presents “Above the Weather,” the first major concert of The Camerawalls after a four-year hiatus. Backed by the strength and beauty of a 16-piece string orchestra, the thought-provoking melodies of indie pop revisionists The Camerawalls will fill the Music Museum on March 15, 2017.
Formed in Manila, Philippines in 2007, The Camerawalls served as the flagship band of Manila-based indie label Lilystars Records. The Camerawalls’ debut album “Pocket Guide To The Otherworld” was released in July 2008, followed by the release of digital single, “The Sight Of Love,” the EP “Bread and Circuses” in 2010, and the single “Wanderlust” in 2012.
All these releases garnered favorable reviews, with “Pocket Guide To The Otherworld” meeting with such critical success that demand continued for years after the initial print run of the CDs sold out. Finally, Lilystars produced and released a remastered version in December 2016, now available in both Digital and CD format.
The Camerawalls’ sound is characterized by a lyricism and melodic sensibility largely shaped by singer-songwriter and guitarist Clem Castro or simply known as Clementine, together with his fellow former Orange and Lemons bandmate, bassist Law Santiago, and other Bulacan-based musicians including drummer Bach Rudica, who also serves as drummer for indie pop band The Gentle Isolation and guitarist Venj Gatmaitan, who collaborated as bassist for Clementine’s critically acclaimed solo act, Dragonfly Collector.
Pocket Guide To The Otherworld – The Camerawalls (2016 Remastered Version)
The current members all share similar influences, such as The Beatles, The Smiths, XTC, Belle & Sebastian, The Pale Fountains, The Lightning Seeds, The Stone Roses among others. Clementine describes his songwriting as being inspired by poetry, life experiences, The Beatles and The Smiths.
At the concert, guests will be sure to hear all The Camerawalls’ most beloved songs, plus perhaps something new. The band intends to record and release new single in February, with plans for tour legs in Baguio, Cebu and Davao.
Special guest Filipino-Australian singer-songwriter Bryan Estepa returns to the country of his birth to join in the celebration. Bryan Estepa’s gentle voice and bright melodies have the power to lift the heaviest heart with songs both light and introspective in his fifth album ‘Every Little Thing,’ released in the Philippines in April, 2016. Based in Sydney, Australia, Estepa’s musical roots in Quezon City, Philippines, shine through in his Beach Boys/ The Beatles/ Wilco – influenced sound. His strongest feat of songwriting to date, ‘Every Little Thing’ holds appeal for lovers of thoughtful lyrics, memorable melodies and satisfying harmonies.
Every Little Thing – Bryan Estepa & The Tempe Two
THE CAMERAWALLS: ABOVE THE WEATHER is presented by Lilystars Records and sponsored in part by JAM 88.3, Loyal Clothing, Sonic State Audio, Jorge’s Portrait Studio, Ophelia & Co., Pinoytuner, Bandwagon Philippines, Rufo’s Famous Tapa, Uber and Aliya Surf Camp.
Balcony, Orchestra (Side & Center) and VIP tickets are priced at P1,000, P1500, P2,000 and P2,800 respectively. For reservations and inquiries contact 09987900125 or 09053849495. Discounted early bird tickets are available online at http://thecamerawalls.eventbrite.com/