HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Moscow Olympics are a brilliant band from the Philippines, and they are part of a wonderful current scene of amazing independent pop alongside likeminded artists such as The Airfields, Afraid of Stairs, and all the bands on fabulous labels like Fraction Discs, Lavender Records, and more. They take the soul of classic labels like Creation, Sarah, and Slumberland, and breathe new life into that sound. A dreampop/shoegaze/indiepop update for the late 00's. This is perhaps the pinnacle moment of the current movement. Moscow Olympics will undoubtedly become a classic name to behold in independent music circles for decades. The term "dreampop" got a new and wider meaning when the Philippine quintet Moscow Olympics released their debut single on Fraction Discs. Pop as a dream come true, two tracks that raise their gaze off their shoes, stare into the skies and fill the unexpected yet somehow eagerly awaited gap in your record collection - the one between Blueboy's "Unisex" and The Wake's "Here Comes Everybody".The band got the name Moscow Olympics from a great Orange Juice b-side and a fascination with all things Russian, as well as the 80s. Moscow Olympics are currently a four-piece band consisting of AJ (vocals, guitars) Melanie (bass), Jojo (keyboards) and Richard (drums, guitars). All songs from the first two releases were recorded and mixed at the Drone Loft, a friend's attic-turned-studio. In 2007, Moscow Olympics have already been playing a few gigs within the Manila indie scene when they decided to record some songs. There were no plans to release with any particular label, the band just wanted to attempt to recreate the songs in the studio. After the songs were recorded, a myspace page was created and some labels expressed interest in releasing their recordings. The band, whose members were all huge fans of Swedish pop music decided to release with Fraction Discs and Lavender Recordings, two wonderful little Swedish labels that the band has admired for some time. Happy Prince version contains the original tracks from "Cut The World" along with very rare "Still" EP as the bonus tracks. All tracks were remastered by Corey Fuller.
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