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The Itchyworms to drop quarantine album in online event on Aug. 17

/ 05:17 PM August 09, 2020
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The Itchyworm members Jugs Jugueta (L), Jazz Nicolas, Chino Singson and Kelvin Yu. Image: Facebook/The Itchyworms

Filipino rock band The Itchyworms will release their fifth studio album “Waiting For The End To Start” through an online event on Aug. 17.

The virtual launch will start at 7:30 p.m., as per the band’s Facebook post Friday, Aug. 7.

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“No door charge but bring your own drinks,” the band quipped.

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The end is here! Launching our fifth studio album— Waiting For The End To Start— online. No door charge but bring your own drinks. 😛RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/311053703427211/

Posted by The Itchyworms on Thursday, August 6, 2020

Their fifth record was created amid the quarantine measures imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

“Expect it to be unpolished and imperfect,” lead vocalist Jazz Nicolas said in May. “Maybe a little lo-fi. It’s not necessarily all about COVID-19, but this is the result of what we feel during this time. So there’s restlessness, loneliness, boredom, delirium, fear, uncertainty, and all that jazz.”

Among the tracks included in the upcoming album are two recently-released songs titled “Armageddon Blues” and “The Silence”.

“Armageddon Blues” stemmed from an old demo recorded by Nicolas and lead guitarist Chino Singson. It was originally written back in 2005. Meanwhile, co-lead vocals Jugs Jugueta worked with Nicolas on finishing the lyrics to “Silence”.

The upcoming effort comes seven years after their latest studio album “After All This Time”, which they independently released in 2013. Some of the band’s most popular hits include “‘Di Na Muli”, “Akin Ka Na Lang” and “Ayokong Tumanda”. NVG

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