Who knew there was an indie pop scene in the Philippines, one that looks up to Orange Juice and Sarah Records no less? I’m continually amazed by the places great pop music comes from these days. I think I first heard about Moscow Olympics from Under Blue Skies, a blog based in the Philippines. They bring to mind another band named for an Orange Juice song, Blueboy, their sound at this point is completely derivative, but their influences push exactly the right buttons for me. Their first single should be showing up on Sweden’s Fraction Discs pretty soon.
MySpace: Moscow Olympics