Sometimes there comes a point in time when youÆve reached your place in the scheme of things and accept yourself for what you are because amidst the criticism is the plain truth that you have exceeded expectations and have reached way beyond your wildest dreams. Such is the case with Parokya Ni Edgar. The unbeatable team of drummer Dindin Moreno, vocalist Vinci Montaner, guitarists Darius Semana and Gab Cheekee, bassist Buwi Menesses and lead vocalist Chito Miranda may just be Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rockers to the musical snobs but for the rest of the country they are the Pambansang Banda ng Pilipinas.
Universal Records proudly announces the release of ParokyaÆs 8th proper album (excluding one Christmas album, one live album and one retrospective Greatest Hits album) entitled û what else? û Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rockers. The album features 15 tracks, including the lead single ôPaki-Usap Lang (Lasingin Nyo Ako)ö, which in the tradition of one of PNEÆs biggest hits ôInuman Naö is a catchy pop-rock ode to friendship and the worldÆs biggest pastime - beer.
The album marks the third year since the release of their previous album Solid which was followed by a heavy three years of touring not only in the country but overseas as well.
Compared with the devil-may-care attitude that guided the making of Solid, their new album is a return to the basics which gave their debut album Khangkhungkernitz the powerful appeal that still holds today. Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rockers is a return to the jokes and a return to the love songs (which the band admits Solid had little to none of). The album was produced by lead vocalist Chito Miranda.
PNEÆs new album has a lot of memorable pop rock songs to offer. Opening track ôOriginal Songö and ôOne Hit Comboö featuring Gloc-9 dwells on the delights of creating music and forming a band. Humor abounds in tracks such as ôOrangeö, the Vinci-led ôRed Pantsö and ôWalong Basoö (a hilarious reminder for us to drink 8 glasses of water a day). PNE's rich list of hit love songs such as ôHalagaö and ôHaranaö will surely be added on by the promising love songs in MAJNPR: the K-Pop parody ôPangarap Lang Kitaö featuring Happee Sy and the heartbreaking acoustic number ôOk Lang Akoö. Another noteworthy track in the album is the tender acoustic ditty ôLolo Byeö, written by guitarist Darius Semana.
Parokya Ni EdgarÆs Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rockers is available at all leading major record bars under Universal Records.