Walang kadala-dala, naghihintay sa wala
The <S> Marks the Spot
album launch last night was awesome. The band rocked the Sunken Garden with a pretty long set, and despite the dryness of the evening (no beer for sale!), the crowd was hot. Mark Abaya even made a cameo for Butterfly Carnival
and Two Trick Pony
, although Jam
booed him (I'm not a big fan either, but it was alright). I cracked up when the kids in front of us quipped, "Uy, si Mark Andaya
Oh, and the new album... it's probably the best OPM album you can buy this year. We've been waiting for this for a while, because we've turned into Sandwich geeks from watching them all the time at the Bistro
(we know most of the songs already!), and because there hasn't been a good OPM album in a while. (Seriously, the last rock awards had Bamboo as band of the year and the worst OnL album as album of the year.) We even ended up buying band t-shirts, which were cool because it had the list of bands that played that evening, like a tour shirt.
Actually, the album was much better than we expected. Apart from the great new songs (check out Text in the City
), it includes a bonus disc that has their unreleased material from the past few years (Zaido!) and remixes of their old hits. My favorite is the slow-jam version of Walang Kadala-dala
that they always used to play at the Bistro.
[ Sandwich - Walang Kadala-dala Remix