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Ciudad is a Filipino rock band, started in 1994 when 13-to-14-year-old sophomore high school classmates Mikey, Jeff, Justin and Mitch grouped together to make a song for their Social Studies homework. Having lots of songs written after that project, the group decided to continue the band and went on to infiltrate the underground rock scene in Manila with their happy bubblegum rock with seemingly nonsensical lyrics.
Ciudad got their break in 2000 when they released their first album Hello! How are you, Mico the Happy Bear? under Sony BMG Music Entertainment which spawned the singles "Sipilyo," "Radio Guy," and "With Me."
In 2002, the boys decided to go independent and bought their own recording equipment to record their second album. Is That Ciudad? Yes, son, its me was released in 2003 and earned them nods from critics and music-lovers all around. The album revealed a different, more-mature, and less-saccharine-happy side to Ciudad with tender and heartrending melodies with "Dance Lessons," "Make It Slow," and [url=http://www.last.fm/music/Ciudad/_/Dessie+Belle"Dessie Belle." However, the band didnt abandon their tongue-in-cheek catchy pop sensibilities with songs like "Monica (Karl's Fantasy)," "Mascot (Justin's Revenge)," and "The Herb."
In 2005, the band finished work on their 3rd album Its Like a Magic which is a collection of old songs they wrote around 1994-1998 before they went on to write and record those released in their first album in 2000. The band is currently at work on their 4th album.
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