Two years after their hit debut Limasawa Street, folk-pop storytellers Ben&Ben drop a versatile second opus. “Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno is an album that bookmarks our state in this time of our history,” explain the Manila nine-piece, who lived together for over a year to work on their music. The results are palpable in “an immensely more diverse sound” that glides across alt-folk, rock and funk—and songwriting both deeply personal and universal in its themes. OPM stars like SB19 and KZ Tandingan join a musical “rollercoaster ride” that’s also crafted with the band’s vibrant live shows in mind.