Baybeats 2008

Catch our very own Filipino bands in the upcoming Baybeats 2008!
Jam to their music for FREE!
Yes, you read it right... for FREE :D

•• Typecast (punk/indie/emo)
When & where? Aug-29 10:30 pm @ Esplanade's Nokia Powerhouse (Outdoor Theatre)

Hailed by Magmug magazine as one of Asia's 10 most influential rock bands, Typecast has staked its claim at the forefront of the scene with its unique brand of aching sincerity and arresting melodies. Through unforgettable live shows, a devoted fan base, and an unrelenting DIY ethic, the band continues to shatter preconceptions of what an underground band can offer.

Emerging from the underground music haven of Laguna, the band began as a three-piece band in 1999 when founding members Steve Badiola (guitar, vocals) and Melvin Macatiag (drums) met in high school. They later recruited Chi Resurreccion (bass) and began playing shows in their hometown in Laguna.

After establishing a local fan base, intense word-of-mouth and nonstop touring led the band to the hallowed halls of the Philippines' premier rock station, NU 107, and a guest spot on In the Raw, NU 107's landmark programme spotlighting up-and-coming local bands. The trio has since recorded the EP Last Time, the first full-length album, The Infatuation Is Always There (which despite little radio airplay and minimal promotion, managed to reach unprecedented heights) and second album Every Moss and Cobweb, featuring new member Pacoy Fletchero (guitar), as well as performed nationwide, winning over fans old and new.

Read about them in Wiki.

•• Fastpitch (rock/emo)
When & where? Aug-30 8:30 pm @ Esplanade's Nokia Powerhouse (Outdoor Theatre)

Faspitch plays hardcore and emo, driven by the desire for emotional satisfaction and inspired by bands such as Deftones, Incubus, Korn and Thursday.
The group formed in 2000 and comprising Henry (vocals), Trick (guitars), Peekaboo (drums) and Trevor (bass) makes music with def guitar and bass riffs, playful drum rolls, catchy chorus segues, short scream aggression and emo-oriented lyrics.

Faspitch's single Alone is currently enjoying radio airplay and the group is the most requested new artist on Cebu hit radio station Killer Bee 92.3FM.