Embrace the Music of Urbandub

Cebu based band Urbandub has been playing alternative kind of music since 2000. In five years they have released two indepently produced album, Birth and Influence. Their album Influence bagged the Album of the year award in the NU107 Rock Awards in 2004.

Last year, the band released their third album under EMI Records. Aptly titled Embrace, the album is an 11-track compilation of songs which defined the band’s musical direction. Originally meant to be a reggae/ska band, the band has created their own type of music which is experimental, unique and melancholic. Their music is loud and noisy in a poetic way. Not your usual mushy-pretending-to-be-a-rock-band kind of music played by some of the mainstream bands nowadays.

Urbandub is currently in Manila to do a series of gigs to promote their new album. Check out their website for the schedule.

Update: Urbandub’s First of Summer, the carrier single of their third album Embrace has been receiving significant airtime in local radio stations. Here is the lyrics of First of Summer.

First of Summer

Parked car
This night sky
Makes city lights shine like diamonds
our song plays on the radio.
We’re living it up
Make this night ours
We own the world
I wish this lasts forever
Alone with you tonight
Further in you feels so right.
I’m giving it up and just a little more
This heartfelt leap I surrender
With arms raised tonight.
Drive me away
cuz the night just feels right
take me away with you tonight
anywhere with you.
Our song plays on…
Parked car, night sky
Alone with you tonight…

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  1. I got to say it… The “Embrace” album is their strongest release so far. It is nearly progressive, rather, it maybe. This band does a good job of sounding “singkopado” yet still remaining catchy. Nice. I haven’t been listening to any other music for now besides this. Keep it up Ban’dub!

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