Tarsius’ debut album Primate is out now from Number Line Records! Did I mention that it’s free? Heck yes.
Primate is the debut album from laptop and drums duo Tarsius, comprised of wunderkind Diego Mapa (Pedicab, The Diegos, among others) and Jay Gapasin (The Radioactive Sago Project). Combining samples, electronic tracks, live drum tracks, as well as vocals from several collaborators, Primate is an eclectic collection that moves from dance-floor fillers such as “Deathless Gods,” to drum-and-bass throwbacks like “Chosen Few,” to darker, more contemplative efforts such as “Whirling Dervish.” Mapa’s and Gapasin’s broad interest in electronic music is apparent throughout Primate, as is their belief in the “no rules, no thinking” philosophy of major influences such as Daedelus. On Primate, Mapa and Gapasin extend the project further by collaborating with artists such as Slow Hello, Archaster, Evil Scientists, Caliph8 and Malek Lopez.
Primate is available as a free download for a limited period. It will be released in vinyl in early 2012.
Do it. Now.
AMIGO, the 17th feature film from Academy Award-nominated writer-director John Sayles, stars legendary Filipino actor Joel Torre as Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. Veteran actor Joel Torre appealed to Filipinos to support “Amigo,” as it competes alongside box-office giants “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.”
“Amigo” is being screened in 12 cinemas only compared to the more than 100 theaters that carry the big budget Hollywood movie “Transformers.” Many cinemas are also expected to screen “Harry Potter” next week.
It’s the last day for Amigo in Philippine theaters today. A handful are still showing up to about midweek but will likely close to acommodate another movie. Drop by any of the following theaters and enjoy Amigo The Movie:
[Manila] Robinsons Ermita, SM Manila
[Quezon City] TriNoma, SM North Edsa
[Ortigas] Robinsons Galleria, SM Megamall
[Makati] Glorietta 4
[Cavite] SM Bacoor
[Visayas] SM Cebu
STARTING AUGUST 19TH AT:
New York, NY – AMC Empire 25
Bergenfield, NJ – Clearview Bergenfield 5
Los Angeles, CA (Santa Monica) – Laemmle’s Monica 4
Cerritos, CA – Edwards Cerritos Stadium 10
West Covina, CA – AMC Puente HIlls 20
San Francisco, CA (Daly City) – UA Stonestown Twin
Union City, CA – Cinemark Union Landing 25 + XD
Milpitas, CA – Century 20 Great Mall + XD
Stockton, CA – Regal Stockton City Center Stadium 16
San Diego, CA – UA Horton Plaza 14
Tukwila, WA – AMC Southcenter 16
Las Vegas, NV – Regal Village Square 18
STARTING AUGUST 26TH AT:
Honolulu, HI – Regal Dole Cannery
Guam – Micronesia Mall 10
Santa Clara, CA – AMC Mercado 20
STARTING SEPTEMBER 2ND AT:
Washington, DC – AMC Rio 18
Virginia Beach, VA – AMC Lynnhaven 18
Seattle, WA – Northwest Film Forum
Portland, OR – Hollywood Theatre
STARTING SEPTEMBER 8TH AT:
Santa Fe, NM – Guild Cinema
STARTING SEPTEMBER 16TH AT:
Minneapolis, MN – St. Anthony Main Theater
STARTING SEPTEMBER 23RD AT:
Denver, CO – Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
Source: Amigo Movie
Passion project: presenting Islands Magazine (click above to read online), the free quarterly publication on experiencing the best of the Philippines through travel. This is our summer issue, which is all about seizing the moment and making this summer your best one yet. We feature ten adventures you’ve heard of but never tried, Boracay’s sumthin’-sumthin’ that just makes sun-worshipers keep coming back, and some pretty cool beach destinations to head to for your next all-natural tan/relaxation/meditation sessions.
Featuring some pretty cool people that you may have come across while blogsurfing. We’ve got Kryz Uy on the cover — gorgeous, talented, and ever-ready with tips on editing your travel wardrobe to this season’s essentials. All-around cool cat Sarah Meier shares her go-to playlists when wanderlust strikes. And we’ve got contributing photographer Alman Quiboquibo whose blog gives you an adrenaline rush just by reading it.
Your adventure awaits!