April 28, 2011

My buddies over at The Late Isabel recently released their interim EP Lackadaisical (an interim to their LP Imperial, that is. something we’ve been waiting a coupla hundred years for now — haha).

If you like post-punk in the vein of The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees and even Lydia Lunch then do yourself a favor and check them out.

stylish AND talented, aren't they?

Also, the song “Isabel, The Damaged” is one of the tracks on the EP. The guys say they took some of the mojo off my short story of the same title and spun it off into a mid-tempo driver with an intense, beautifully explosive catharsis. I say well done, lady and gents, well done indeed!

Here they are featured on a SPOT.PH article with an interview featuring Allan Hernandez, the main songwriter and guiatrist.

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The Late Isabel on making music and their newly released EP, Lackadaisical

Published: 2011-04-25 05:00:00

( Who is Isabel? That’s probably the first thing that pops into your head when you first hear about The Late Isabel, an under-the-radar band that’s been in the local music scene for more than 10 years. “She was supposed to be a visual experiment for the band in the early days,” says Allan Hernandez, the band’s guitarist. “To promote our band, we would make a series of posters of a woman always leaving—in a restaurant, a train station, the toilet, anywhere—you can’t ever see her face. Then below that we would put, The Late Isabel, and then a date for the gig. It turned out we could use her for just about anything the band does.”

SPOT.phchats with the group’s guitarist, Allan Hernandez, on making music, the new EP, and more.

SPOT: What are the usual topics of your songs?

ALLAN HERNANDEZ: Words come in last with our songs so it’s largely determined by the mood of the music. In the EP, the title song I think (Wawi wrote the words) dwells in “those thoughts that linger in your head” when you’re feeling “lackadaisical.” “Isabel the Damaged” is lifted from a short story by Karl De Mesa about a girl who gets run over by a jeep and yet comes out alive, though all twisted. “Tinstick Romance” is about frail girls, “Imperial” is simply an oriental fantasy, and “Midnight City” is a midnight cowboy fantasy. Nothing concrete, just moods.

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Read the rest of the article HERE.


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