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Kaname Hall returns with second studio album

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Kaname Hall returns with second studio album

By Konomi Fujimiya
The Daily Magi
October 3, 2061


Filipino-Canadian band Kaname Hall returns to the forefront with their second studio album of famous OPM covers and originals called "Batangas." The sessions took place at 12 Tons Recording Studios in Batangas City, Philippines in May and June, during class break and before football practice this season.

"Our second album is a tribute to my home town, Batangas City, the capital of Batangas Province, where the best coffee in the world is grown," said front man Ricky Cojuangco, the star quarterback of Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi football team. "Barako is shipped here by the ton to Canada, and Mitakihara Town has a number of shops that sell this, so when the boys talked about what to call our next album, we recalled the days of our youth, and where we were raised, over the coffee that our parents drank.

"To really experience the meaning of this album, we actually recorded the songs in Batangas before having it mixed and finished back in Canada. We wanted to give a more contemporary feel to the covers while honoring the original renditions. It's sort of a past-meets-future combination that we are very proud of.

"Everyone needs to listen to this album, even if you're not Filipino. One of our objectives with our band is to make the Manila Sound of decades past something to enjoy over and over again, while giving it a subtle update. That's why we love to play music. Music is truly a part of us."

"Batangas" is available on iTunes for $19.99 CAN.

Track List:

1. Nanggigigil
2. Bongga Ka Day
3. Ilagay Mo, Kid
4. Sumayaw, Sumunod
5. Awitin Mo, Isasayaw Ko
6. Batangas
7. Macho Gwapito
8. Nakaka...
9. Swing
10. Salawahan
11. Bintana
12. Ikaw Ang Aking Mahal
13. Sige Na, Mag Laban Ka
14. Sana Mama
15. Disco Fever
16. Rock Baby Rock
17. Inday
18. Tayo'y Magsayawan
19. Annie Batungbakal
20. Miss Universe Ng Buhay Ko
Bonus Track: Babaero

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