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by The Buildings

  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Limited Edition Blue Cassette + Zine
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Dubbed with warmth on translucent blue cassette tape, along with a handmade mini-zine. Limited to 80 copies.

    Includes unlimited streaming of CELL-O-PHANE via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Lucid Sister 04:04
Museum Tower 04:54
Apollo 11 02:33



The Buildings 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 the rhythms of the present, finding imaginative ways of reworking the sounds of their forebears.

Channeling the feverish unpredictability of Built to Spill with the exuberant meandering of The Velvet Underground, and the youthful cartharis reminiscent 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 album “CELL-O-PHANE”.

This tape reissue includes a never-before-heard demo of a new track, ‘Room So Small’.

Middle Class Cigars is proud to be releasing one of our favourite albums, "CELL-O-PHANE" on cassette.

Purchase the digital version of the album directly from the band at thebuildingsph.bandcamp.com.

Official Music Video for 'Different Shades of Blue: youtu.be/mFOyiIR1vfI


released June 21, 2019

All rights reserved, all wrongs rehearsed

The Buildings are:
Mariah Reodica - vocals, guitars, theremin, keys
Kean Reformado - drums, broken glass
Alyana Cabral - guitars, 8-bit
Dominic Zinampan - bass

All songs by The Buildings
Room So Small recorded at Malabong Lababo Studios, 2019
Artwork & Design by The Buildings and Analou Sanchez

Originally released on April 16, 2016 on Idioterne, Inc.
Re-released on Middle Class Cigars.


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Middle Class Cigars Singapore

A Singapore-based record label that releases reflective music from artists around the world on tape & digital platforms.

We believe that music is best experienced as accompaniment in isolation.

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