Kaya Mo Mag-Sando is a six-track EP from rock quintet, Pedicab. The group has called themselves, in more than one occasion, a dance-punk band. I’m not saying they’re not as they do have that new wave vibe to them, but using the term just comes off as being to hipster-y.
I have stated in previous posts that i absolutely enjoy bands that play a mean live set, and Pedicab is, hands down, own of the best onstage. The supergroup is highly technical at the same time very relatable with their music – if that makes any sense. Their songs are complex beats intertwined with layers upon layers of rhythmic synth tied together by peculiar yet engaging and sometimes hilarious lyrics.
Kaya Mo Mag-Sando
This track is a not-so-simple introduction to the EP. A sound check if you will, that reminds listeners turn their speakers to eleven.
The song showcases the deep-rooted prog rock influences of the band. Hypnotizing guitar riffs combined with the echo-y vocals makes for a good mood setter. Simulan mo na ang apoy.
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Immediately, a very 80’s groove explodes in your face at the start of the song. The music is definitely fun, but it’s when you start listening to the lyrics that it becomes a party.
One of the band’s more famous singles, the track sings of the struggles of everyday. This is one of the tracks that I can’t help but dance to no matter where I am or who I’m with.
This is definitely my favorite track on the EP. I love how each element of the song comes together to a somewhat common rythym. The lyrics seem pretty straight forward, however, a friend recently pointed out that it may have a drug abuse undertone to it.
The album closes in a calm note with this track. Moving away (too far if you ask me) from the heavier feel of the previous tracks, is a light pop-punk ditty. You get a chance to really appreciate the unique vocal styles of Diego and Raimund.