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Repeatedive – Maybe You’ve Asked Yourself Why You Might Need This..

It will still amaze me how the internet permits us to truly be a worldwide society. Especially in the search for new interesting music. Just sitting at my laptop I can cruise around the globe listening to the sounds of various countries with each click. A newly released YouTube rabbit hole led me to find out another addition to my shoegaze alt-rock playlist. Allow us to show you Repeatedive.

The indie rock band hails through the subtropical island nation of Taipei, Taiwan. Using their beginnings in May of 2016 the collaboration of Alan Yang (Guitar/Vocals), Larry Chen (Bass) Baron Jan (Drums) has become referred to as music video. The young band started out playing a mix of Nirvana covers and punk influenced originals at senior high school events and underwent some trials, tribulations, or even a hiatus. The objective was always the same. Make fun music for that underdog, and those who have felt on the losing side of life.

Now Repeatedive has returned using a moving piece inside their new song “In My Heart, I Only Say Fu.ck This World.” I am fairly certain it translates precisely how you expect it would. The mellow guitar strumming mixes using a straight beat that puts your mind relaxed. The vocals continue this theme despite having the angst-ridden lyrics.

The slow build comes to an energetic climax across the 3 minute mark from the song. Repeatedive grabs your attention and gets your blood pumping. Those punk influences show us the way to a total sonic experience that fills the void in a dreary day.

Damn. I adore me some Repeatedive. For real. Articulately describing themselves as… “…a passionate/apathetic indie rock band from Taipei, Taiwan, the overcast capital of any subtropical island nation…”

We originally crossed paths with this satiating, shoe-gaze rock trio back in August for their deliciously bipolar alt-rock number, Inside My Heart I Believe That Fu.ck The World, the most popular single off their 7th Floor EP. Shortly thereafter, we dldath the pleasure of reviewing front-man Alan Yang’s solo project, Lounge Act Jam-Teen’s Last Straw; an electronic project we found to be, “…Authentic. Heartfelt. Gutsy.” Still composed of Alan Yang (guitar, vocals), Larry Chen (bass), and Baron Jan(drums), this passionately apathetic trio has released their new 3-track EP, If Only I Understood; and, we have been no less enthused.

Showing a sweet, tender, and arguably optimistic side (which you may not have been aware this trio possessed), Luna Is On Our Side, is instantly reminiscent of 1994’s Pisces Iscariot by the Smashing Pumpkins. Delightfully digitally delayed, dreamy, ambient chords get wickedly juxtaposed with a wild brand of distortion within this ode to Luna.

Showing serious musical vision, the crew ends this worthy little project with, Dead Plan, an up-all-night road-tune with drive, focus and octane. Think: Carolina Liar meets Jimmy Eat World. It’s subtly awesome.

Deluxe contrast. Satisfyingly angsty. No explanation required. Repeatedive’s latest EP, If Only I Understood, is an additional adventurous, no-holds-barred, everything-on-the-table, perfectly rough-around-the-edges part of post-grunge indie-rock. Singer-songwriter & front-man Alan Yang has serious vision and talent, and writes & sings using the anxious subtlety reminiscent of early Billy Corgan. He’s brave, and then he gets better with age. We’re looking forward to their next project. If you’re into shoe-gaze style 90’s grunge, PLEASE give this a listen. (Taiwan’s coming, ya’ll.)

Tune in to Repeatedive’s latest EP, I Wish I Understood, and connect with their social media marketing platforms. Please support Repeatedive by looking at them online, and playing, downloading, and purchasing their music, or attending a live show! And, of course, thanks for supporting real music!

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