For the past nine years, Sponge Cola has gone from nowhere to full-fledged phenomenon on the strength of its three best selling albums like:
- Palabas (2004)
- Transit (2006)
- Sponge Cola (2008).
All throughout the years, Sponge Cola did not stop producing top chart singles like Jeepney, KLSP, Gemini, Bitiw, Tuliro, Movie, Pasubali , Ayt!, Makapiling Ka, Di Na Mababawi and the famous UAAP Theme Song “Puso”.
From then on, the band’s popularity doesn’t seem to be waning. It was evident from numerous awards and citations received by the band.
From favorite artist to favorite song to favorite group to favorite rock video to favorite vocalist to achieving gold and platinum awards, Sponge Cola’s rise to full stardom never stops, and it shows no sign of flickering.
Sponge Cola reached their diamond phenomenon status after Eraserhead for their outstanding sales of Tambay (EP) via Coca-Cola’s summer promo.
It was a privileged to witness personally the band casually talking and mingling with fellow bloggers.
Sponge Cola is compose of :
- Yael Yuzon leading the vocals and guitar at the same time
- Tedmark Cruz, drums
- Gosh Dilay, handling the bass
- Erwin Armovit , the lead guitarist
Through interaction with the group, Sponge Cola is not afraid to experiment and take the music to different places that make them successful and be around for how many years.
Their belief according to Yael:
- “This is just how we are. We do whatever we want to go, making music is what we do. We keep it real. We’re all about the fun.
- “They haven’t, they’ve stayed the same, and we’re still the same people with the same beliefs, fighting for the same principles.”
Araw Oras Tagpuan consists of 12 tracks that include massive hits Tambay, Regal and the new hit single Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay.
Other songs included are Walang Wakas which became the theme song of ABS-CBN’s series Wansapanatym: Rod Santiago’s Buhawi Jack; New Steel which features Paolo Valenciano of Salamin, Ria Redulla, and Los Magno of Out of Body Special; and Warning featuring Norma Love, Iwa Motor, and Mowmow of Tanya Markova.
In this album, nine out of twelve songs were mainly written and co-written by Yael along with Gosh.
It is interesting to note that the collaboration with these artists adds hip hop, new metal, and retro to the band’s definitive music.
The album Araw Oras Tagpuan is out now in all major record bars nationwide under Universal Records.
Thanks to Universal Records in bringing up the “Sponge Cola’s Blogger’s Night” in cooperation with Pinoy Magazine and BANDS Magazine. Thanks also for an invite courtesy of Orange Magazine TV – their official online partner. Lastly, special thanks also to Coca-Cola Philippines.
For more updates, visit their Facebook Fanpage:
Sponge Cola: http://www.facebook.com/spongecola
Universal Records: http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage
Note: To access Sponge Cola’s ring back tone of Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay just text UD089 to 2332 for GLOBE users and text FKAY to 2728 for SMART users.
Ringback tone for SUN users, just text GetSong[space]6151699 to 2728. P15 for 15 days