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FIL-AM SONGWRITER BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO PINOY ROCK WITH DEBUT EP

Beyond Beowulf melds classic Philippine rock with the sound of American heartland


beyobeo pic02LOS ANGELES, CA - Beyond Beowulf, a Los Angeles-based Fil-Am indie rock band, is thrilled to announce the release of its debut EP, “The Sound of One Hand Clapping,” available early next month at popular online music stores.

The Sound of One Hand Clapping” blurs the lines between traditional Pinoy rock music and American southern rock with its four diverse songs, ranging from dark, brooding refrains to upbeat, anthemic choruses. The EP also features contributions from Pinoy rock music icon David Aguirre, former guitarist of the legendary Philippine rock band Razorback, notably for the song “Kaibigan,” which is one of the more popular songs in the EP according to early listeners. “Kaibigan” will be available as a single before EP release.

A constant presence in the Los Angeles underground rock scene, Beyond Beowulf is headed by vocalist/songwriter Tolitz Rosel, who collaborated with longtime friends and veteran musicians Don Morales, Tim De Ramos, and Jade Figueroa to record and produce the EP. Morales, De Ramos, and Figueroa also played for Glen Jacinto of Teeth, Bamboo of Rivermaya, Dong Abay of Yano, and other famous Pinoy musicians who regularly toured the United States and Canada.

The Sound of One Hand Clapping” was recorded and mixed by De Ramos, a respected name in the Los Angeles Pinoy music scene, and his TDR Studios is one of the fastest-rising sound engineering and production studios in Southern California.

The debut EP represents a significant landmark in the musical career of Tolitz Rosel, who wrote all the songs, and marks the culmination of his efforts after years of bouncing around from venue to venue, playing in several bands, and doing private demos. The EP is the first of two releases planned by Rosel, with the second EP slated for the second half of 2017.

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