EDI T ORS’ PICK S
MAINE MANALANSAN, EIC Beirut’s The Rip Tide is an amazing album because of the wind instruments and Zach Condon’s distinct voice. It’s like your own personal marching band inside your brain trying to calm your nerves, bring out your suppressed emotions and inspire you to write a coming- of-age novel about the strange mix of solitude and revolution all at the same time.
SOMETIMES, YOUR FAVORITE ALBUM AND THE ALBUM YOU FORCE YOUR FRIENDS TO LISTEN TO ARE NEVER THE SAME. STACHE MAGAZINE’S EDITORS PICKS THE ALBUMS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE LISTENING TO.
ELLIE CENTENO, MARKETING DIRECTOR The Song Remains the Same is the live soundtrack of Led Zeppelin’s 1973 concert film recorded during their North American Tour. Being born decades too late, this album gives off a certain kind of nostalgia even if you weren’t there. If there was ever a band that reached musical perfection in an album, this would be it; plus it doesn’t hurt to indulge yourself on good ol’ classic rock.
JARED CARL MILLAN, ASSOCIATE EDITOR Following a breakup with a band and a girl, Justin Vernon retreated to a cabin in Wisconsin woods to heal a broken heart and a broken body—he was suffering from mononucleosis. What came out of it was a haunting record, beautiful in its state of vulnerability and honesty, recorded only with a few microphones and aged recording equipment. Bon Iver’s music is so distinct and beautiful that Kanye West considers it nothing short of spectacular.
LAMBERT CRUZ, MUSIC DIRECTOR Listen to this. Watch the Marley documentary. Then listen to it again. Confrontation with death from an uprising to unite brought Bob’s realization of soul satisfaction. This manifested his appreciation to everything and everyone and every day. It’s very inspiring.
JELITO DE LEON, SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER “Vice Verses” is Switchfoot’s latest album released last year and probably one of their best. This album is about the opposites of life; the songs have so much meaning in them that you have to give them a good listen to understand what the songs are really about.
ECKS ABITONA, FASHION DIRECTOR This 12-beat track by local artist and solo project of Bee Eyes’ lead guitarist—Idris Vicuña— will make you explore the strangeness and mysterious characteristics of your dreams, a nebulous and psychedelic trip which leaves you quite fulfilled and euphoric. His beats take you through the deepest recesses of nature and space wishing you had your camping boots or 3D glasses on.
Triple cover with The Strangeness, RomCom and Low Leaf. Long live OPM!