I first met Bambu at the Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) when I was still in college. He was selling his cd and I remember thinking I guess I'll support this guy. I gave him my $5 and had to wait to listen to this cd because Babe, my old car, didn't have a cd player. Babe was the budget model 1999 Corolla. It didn't have much, but it got me around!
After undergrad I moved back home to the Great-One-Eight. My transition from college organizing turned into volunteering for FPAC in various ways. Through FPAC I met a new family of organizers who were passionate about their community & about working for the empowerment and betterment of it's people. Bambu happened to be one of these people.
These records have been soundtracks to our lives. Whenever an album drops they end up on repeat in our cars, in our homes, in my headphones at work. While Mike is the dj in our family, surprisingly I am the one who buys Bam's records. There was even one point where I contemplated writing a musical using the Native Guns catalog. There is a notebook somewhere with an outline of this project. Maybe one day I'll revisit it!
For now we have Bam's current catalog of work. Prey for the Devil is currently on rotation. You can get your digital copy on iTunes, Amazon, Google Music, etc. For folks who want a physical copy of the record aka a cd or vinyl you'll be able to pick that up from Beatrock Music on September 11th.