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Filipino Indiepop Scene

We just entered 2010 which is the beginning of another decade. I just wonder what kind of music and music formats would be the "in-thing" for this coming decade of "2010-2019". The decade of "2000-2009" was indeed a revolutionary period if we talk about music. YUP!! That was the decade of music files and downloading. Who would thought about that during the 60s,70s,80s and even the 90s? The music industry really had a hard time fighting against the so-called illegal music sharing or better known as music piracy because of several factors. We just said goodbye to original CDs. As a music collector, I still prefer the original materials better than these music files that's why I still buy Vinyls and CDs up to now. So for today's blogpost I'll just give tribute to my KABAYANS who continue their passion to create extraordinary music that's deeper as an underground pop scene. YUP!! It's the FILIPINO INDIEPOP SCENE!! For the past years, there is an enormous following regarding the FILIPINO INDIEPOP SCENE both here in the PHILIPPINES and my Kabayans in OTHER COUNTRIES around the globe. That's Pure Pop creation that's crafted in a different way that would make you imagine the reality of good music that's not explored and over exposed. I was able to hear these stuffs and definitely It made me wonder if Pop would be like this, then there are so much room for astonishing musical taste. Btw, the beautiful lady in the photo is Philippine Legendary and Award Winning Actress Miss SUSAN ROCES wife of the late FERNANDO POE JR. who is "The King Of Philippine Movies".

So who are they?




We're Pinoys who love indiepop, twee, shoegaze, dream pop, lo-fi pop, electropop, synth pop, slowcore, sadcore, anorak, shambling, C81, C86, Dorothy pop, slacker pop, bedroom pop, guitar pop, jangle pop, some more p!o!p!, corduroys, cardigans, sweaters, ringer shirts, stripey shirts, courier fonts, bowlie haircuts, barrettes, badges, library cards, pop zines, tape hiss, free mp3 compilations, mixtapes, 3" cds, 7" singles, 10" EPs, 12" EPs, LPs, cassingles, Sarah, Postcard, Creation, Factory, Caff Corporation, Cherry Red, 53rd & 3rd, Rough Trade, Slumberland, Matinee, Shelflife, El, Radio Khartoum, Sunday, Library, Cloudberry, Shinkansen, Siesta, Elefant, Secret Crush, Labrador, Marsh-Marigold, Firestation, K, Clairecords, Apricot, Marina, Candle, Le Grand Magistery, Clarendon, Shoeshine, Minty Fresh, Fabulous Friends, Harriet, Drive-In, Bobsled, Fortuna Pop, Bring On Bull, Benno, Friendly Noise, Fantastic, Popgun, Blackbean And Placenta Tape Club, Flying Nun, Subway, A Turntable Friend, Bus Stop, Vinyl Japan, Twee Kitten, Tricatel, Plastilina, Skipping Stones, Félicité Singles Club, Domino, Happy Robots, Foxyboy, Magic Marker, Kindercore, Happy Happy Birthday To Me, Planting Seeds, Clover, Damaged Goods, Twentyseven, Wiiija, This Happy Feeling, Paris Caramel, Wee Pop!, Yay!, Double Agent, Best Kept Secret, Humblebee, Waaaah, Elephant 6, Apple Crumble, Quince, Lost Sound Tapes, Where It's At Is Where You Are, Series Two, Factory Girl, Subterranean Romance, Mutual Admiration Society, mid-nineties Awakenings and No Zones, late-nineties (even 21st century) Buzz nights, Strange Geometries and namedropping obscure Filipino bands:

Carnival Park. Sodajerk. The Haircuts. The Fantasy Lights. Girl At The Bus Stop. So What?. Sunday Picnic Love Affair. Balloon Derby. TV Guide. Wadaiko. Apple Orchard. Spring Boutique. Under Shooting Stars. Soft Pillow Kisses. Sadstar. Candyaudioline. Populardays. Archaster. Farewell Isobel. Love In Athens. Slumbook. Kid Auto Races At Venice. A Painted September. Envelope And Seabirds. Happy Showers. Citrusphere. Virginia Aeroplane. In Between Blue And Green. Mono Workshop. Outerhope. Blue Stereo. The It Boy. Ciao. Tetsumi Atom. Ear Candy. Sarah Sitting. Her Handwriting. Supergloo. Leslie's Biscuits. Amy Racecar. Eulluvye. Utterly. Smile Plenty. Plaster Caster. Uranus. Aspirin. Go Figure. Shiver Fest. Fingernail Cocktail. Theresa's Hi-Fi. Choking Brownies. Down Boy Down. Aurora Borealis. Lazy Lorelei. Some Gorgeous Accident. Avalyn. Melody Wrench. The Slave Drum. Fairydust. On Petals. Superminty. My Science Project. Through The Lens. Blinded By Love. Skies Of Ember. The Cake Shop Collection. Eliminator Jr. Wentletraps. Melody Style Apartment. Dewdrop Fountain. Camera Shy. Grace Period. Arigato Hato!. Radiomanila. National Express. That Lingering Feeling. Adorable Adorations. Set Ashore. Aurora's Beating Heart. Nocturnal We. Lovely Days And Loud Hurrays. Scattered Pearls. Golden Teardrops. The Jealous Sea. Goodbye Dakota. Phantom Sizemore. Self-Portrait. Slow Hello. The Gentle Isolation. Dress. Your Imaginary Friends... And tons more!

If you're twee as fuck, if you're not scared to get happy, if you think C is the Heavenly option, in the words of Saint Etienne, join our club. And please remember, DON'T STOP INDIEPOP!

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Well, I guess you now know what I'm talking about. I included here in my special blogpost regarding the FILIPINO INDIEPOP SCENE some great compilations that these KABAYANS have created from 2008 to 2009 courtesy of "FILIPINO INDIEPOP SCENE MY SPACE" so I do hope you'll like it. Well, some of you might have downloaded the copies already in other websites but to those who doesn't have it yet then you are free to download it. I just like to feature these KABAYANS here in my little blog "The Doctor Is In'' to continue my advocacy of "PROUD TO BE PINOY" which I've been doing since I started my blog back in 2007. I find the songs very interesting with different blends of creativity that highlighted every Artists/Bands own originality which were perfected in every details. So here it goes...... Music from The "FILIPINO INDIEPOP SCENE"!! YUP!! It's "The Dr. Stirring Rhod Way" of giving tribute to these KABAYANS!! For your listening pleasure and for sharing purposes!!



SUMMER ESCAPE

TRACKLIST

Hello Misery by Blue Stereo
Constellation Of My Heart by Archaster
Clouds Upon Clouds by Under Shooting Stars
Moonlight Darling by Carnival Park
Winter Over Summer [Live] by Melody Style Apartment
The Rain Knows by The Wentletraps
Pillows And Blankets by Kid Auto Races At Venice
Until Goodbye by A Painted September
Last Summer's Love Affair by Apple Orchard
Why Are You So Lovely? by National Express
Sunday Picnic Love Affair [Live] by Sunday Picnic Love Affair
The Things You Say by Sodajerk
Just Like The Sky by Soft Pillow Kisses
Everything She Had by Citrusphere
Before Anything Else by Fantasy Lights
Untitled #1 by In Between Blue and Green
A Summer Escape by Golden Teardrops
Division by Envelope And Seabirds
Pretending That We're Smart by Candyaudioline


Here are some Photos of the Artists/Bands:


APPLE ORCHARD


CARNIVAL PARK


SOFT PILLOW KISSES


MELODY STYLE APARTMENT


SODA JERK


DOWNLOAD THE MUSIC HERE:


THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THE ORIGINAL UPLOADER!!



STRANGE CAROUSELS

TRACKLIST:
Daylight Punch by On Petals
First Time by Grace Period
Ann by Slumbook
Miss Photogenic by Camera Shy
Kissus by Arigato, Hato!
Strange Carousels by Radiomanila
Sink Into Something by Superminty
Neither One [Live] by Eulluvye
The Games We Play by The Jealous Sea
With You by Farewell Isobel
Never Meant To Last by Lovely Days And Loud Hurrays
Pop Song (Can't Figure Out) by Lazy Lorelei
I Left My Heart In San Pedro by Spazzkid
Be My Lorraine by Balloon Derby
Summer's Somber by Dewdrop Fountain
A Story About What by Adorable Adorations
We Have To Find A Reason by Aurora's Beating Heart
Blood On The Mat [Live] by Nocturnal We
Moving Up by Aspirin
Evergreen Days by Some Gorgeous Accident
Ananda [Instrumental] by Set Ashore


Here are some Photos of the Artists/Bands:


SOME GORGEOUS ACCIDENT


SPAZZKID


RADIOMANILA


ON PETALS


CAMERA SHY


DOWNLOAD THE MUSIC HERE:


THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THE ORIGINAL UPLOADER!!



UNDER THE COVERS

TRACKLIST
Nocturnal We - Femme Fatale (Velvet Underground)
Golden Teardrops - If I Needed Someone (The Beatles)
Carnival Park - Portland, Oregon (The Cat's Miaow)
Scattered Pearls - The Lucky One (Au Revoir Simone)
That Lingering Feeling - Abandon Ship (April Showers)
The Fantasy Lights - Loveless (New Order)
Superminty - Time Thief (Pale Saints)
Some Gorgeous Accident - Brighter (The Railway Children)
Lovely Days And Loud Hurrays - Before We Begin (Broadcast)
So The Jerk - Hole In My Heart (BMX Bandits)
Farewell Isobel - Keep Your Love (The Loveninjas)
The Jealous Sea - Toy Tambourine (Aberdeen)
Soft Pillow Kisses - Over The Rainbow (The Crooner)
The Wentletraps - Just Like Honey (The Jesus And Mary Chain)

Apple Orchard - Appetite (Prefab Sprout)
Camera Shy - Afterhours (Velvet Underground)

Radiomanila - Saving All My Love For You (Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr./ Whitney Houston)
Candyaudioline - Nothing Much To Lose (My Bloody Valentine)

Sonnet lviii - Skyscrapers Of St. Mirin [Live] (The Close Lobsters)
Sarah Sitting - Why Baby [Live] (Aislers Set)
Lazy Lorelei - Know Who You Are At Every Age [Live] (Cocteau Twins)

Here are some Photos of the Artists/Bands:


LAZY LORELEI


SONNET LVIII


SCATTERED PEARLS


THE WENTLETRAPS


THE FANTASY LIGHTS


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THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THE ORIGINAL UPLOADER!!



KISSING BALLADE

TRACKLIST
Can't Really Forget About Everything by National Express
Serenity Serenade by Skywritings
Longer by Archway Close
Daisy Tune by Farewell Isobel
Candy Blue Skies by Spring Boutique
Lost In Numbers by Outerhope
Happy Lonely Day by Sunday Picnic Love Affair
Kissing Ballade by Archaster
3.5 Blusher by Avalyn
Through You by The Wentletraps
Your Daily Routine by Slumbook
Little Chains by Love In Athens
Falling Fast by Some Gorgeous Accident
Can't Get Away From You by Grace Period
Lazy Sunday Afternoon by Dewdrop Fountain
Moonstruck by Balloon Derby
Secret Sunset by Slow Hello
Where The Fallen Leaves Were by That Lingering Feeling
Our Wakeful Dreams by Dress
The Unrequited Love Song by Self Portrait
This One Decided To Stay (features lyrics derived from One by Jill Bliss) by Goodbye Dakota


Here are some Photos of the Artists/Bands:


SELF PORTRAIT


ARCHASTER


SLOW HELLO


SLUM BOOK


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THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THE ORIGINAL UPLOADER!!



MUSIC TO HOLD HANDS TO
(A Tribute To The Lucksmiths)

TRACKLIST:
The Chapter In Your Life Entitled San Francisco by The Jealous Sea
I Prefer The Twentieth Century by Fantasy Lights
Caravanna by Grace Period
The Great Dividing Range by Apple Orchard
Untidy Towns by Under Shooting Stars
Guess How Much I Love You by Archaster
The Shipwreck Coast by Candyaudioline
Successlessness by Gustav Hz
Little Athletics by That Lingering Feeling
Sunlight In A Jar by Slumbook
Midweek Midmorning by Archway Close
There Is A Boy That Never Goes Out by Slow Hello
Honey Honey Honey by Golden Teardrops
Young And Dumb by Her Boychart
The Art Of Cooking For Two by Scattered Pearls
The Sandringham Line by The Wentletraps
California In Popular Song by Land Of Ill Earthquakes
Take This Lying Down by Soft Pillow Kisses
Pin Cushion by Self Portrait
Music To Hold Hands To by Dewdrop Fountain
Synchronised Sinking by The Impossible Kid



THE LUCKSMITHS


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THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THE ORIGINAL UPLOADER!!

Wheeeew!! Finally I got to finish this blogpost!! It's really difficult arranging the text and photos and put them in order to create a relatively nice outlook. WoW!! Of course, getting the Aritists/Bands pictures from their corresponding websites adds up to the challenge. Personally, I'm pretty much satisfied with the end result. Hopefully I don't get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome after this. He He He!! I hope you guys like my own tribute to the FILIPINO INDIEPOP SCENE. Definitely, I enjoyed listening to the tracks. I just wanna THANK DALE MARQUEZ of APPLE ORCHARD for the great contributions he has given in this Music Scene and for exposing the talents of these PINOY ARTISTS/BANDS and of course supporting them. Btw, I already featured Dale's TweeNet Entry entitled "A Short And Incomplete History Of Filipino Indiepop" here in my little blog wayback February 2008 so check it out on my Labels. Well, I guess we will be expecting more stuff from these guys this year 2010 and beyond. MABUHAY ANG PINOY!! THANKS AGAIN GUYS FOR DROPPING BY!!

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FILIPINO INDIEPOP SCENE!!
-DR. STIRRING RHOD

10 comments:

new wave crossover said...

this is very nice post doc'''thank you for this one'

DrStirringRhod said...

THANKS NWC!! Glad you like it!! Great music from our Kabayans!!

MABUHAY!!
DR. STIRRING RHOD

Filipino Indiepop Scene said...

Thanks for the feature, we appreciate it!

dancing robot vs barrel man 2000 said...

thanks for posting

DrStirringRhod said...

You're VERY WELCOME Dale of Filipino Indiepop Scene!! More Power to you guys!! :-) THANKS for dropping by!!

MABUHAY!!
DR. STIRRING RHOD

DrStirringRhod said...

You're WELCOME too "dancing robot vs. barrel man 2000"!! Wow that was a long name. He He He!! THANKS also for dropping by my blog!!

MABUHAY!!
DR. STIRRING RHOD

rey said...

thank you dok for this compilations. pinoy music power forever.

DrStirringRhod said...

You're welcome rey!! Glad you like it too!! THANKS!! :-)

MABUHAY!!
DR. STIRRING RHOD

psychpop said...

thank you very much po sir. more power.

DrStirringRhod said...

You're very welcome psychpop!! THANKS for dropping by and for the comment!!

CHEERS!!
DR. STIRRING RHOD