Monday, February 17, 2014
The National, Youth Lagoon and Buke & Gase in Manila For Febfest 2014
This coming Thursday, Random Mind Productions is set to hold the second leg of FebFest 2014: Hostess Club Manila at the Metrotent Convention Center in Ortigas. The second leg of the inaugural edition of the FebFest rock festival is slated to feature The National, Buke and Gase, and Youth Lagoon.
Exceeding expectations, last Thursday’s first leg featuring musical greats Warpaint, Mogwai and Eyedress blew the crowd away and Random Mind Productions is set to top that. If you thought last Thursday was great, that was just actually a warm up for this Thursday’s amazing show.
Dyer and Sanchez had formerly been band mates in the post-punk noise group Hominid. The two started playing together in earnest late 2007, and recorded their first EP "+/-" in 2008. They were signed to Brassland Records after Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National saw them playing a basement venue. In 2009, they were featured on the NPR science program Radiolab and shortly thereafter, recorded their first full-length album "Riposte". In 2012 they released their second EP "Function Falls." Their second full length "General Dome" was released in January 2013.
As part of one of the two main acts playing as well is Youth Lagoon -- The American art project was started in 2010 by musician Trevor Powers. The Boise, Idaho based Powers’ debut album The Year of Hibernation was released on Fat Possum Records on September of the year 2011. The debut album explores themes such as psychological dysphoria and mental distress, and is based around minimalism and hypnotic ambience, which was received with much acclaim. Wondrous Bughouse, Youth Lagoon's second release on the other hand revolves around themes of the metaphysical universe. Powers’ music is a blend of Americana music and Experimental music with atmospheric and electronic elements.
The band's lyrics, which have been described as "dark, melancholy and difficult to interpret" are written and sung by Matt Berninger. The rest of the band is composed of two pairs of brothers: twins Aaron (guitar and keyboard) and Bryce Dessner (guitar) and Scott (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums).
To date, the band has recorded six studio albums. The most recent, Trouble Will Find Me, was released in May 2013 and was nominated in the 2014 Grammys for Best Alternative Album.
With that said, don’t miss this Thursday show! It should be a lovely gig so don’t you dare not go!