21 Jun The Buildings premiere music video and tape reissue via Middle Class Cigars
The Buildings from Manila, Philippines, is a band that has drawn interest for reproducing the sounds of a bygone era, transitioning seamlessly from intense, guitar-driven indie rock to somber twee ruminations, while staying attuned to rhythms of the present, finding imaginative ways to rework the sounds of their forebears.
Channeling the feverish unpredictability of Built to Spill with the exuberant meandering of The Velvet Underground, and the youthful catharsis that shares a kindred spirit of Snail Mail & Jay Som — The Buildings makes music that resonates on as one of the Manila underground’s most well-loved indie rock acts in their 2016 debut album “CELL-O-PHANE”. Singles such as ‘Manila’s a Trap’ and ‘Different Shades of Blue’ are veritable earworms with hooks that burrow deep into the brain while activating a complex range of emotions — feelings of stagnation are tackled and complicated by the bittersweet jangle of harmonious, assonant chord patterns, fatigue collapses into and collides against an explosive, triumphant arrangement.
With the help Singapore-based label Middle Class Cigars, the band has release a music video for their sleeper hit ‘Different Shades of Blue’ in conjunction with a limited tape run reissue and a show in Singapore. The tape reissue is available now via Middle Class Cigars’ bandcamp
Check out the music video for The Buildings’ ‘Different Shades of Blue’ below.