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It will still amaze me how the internet allows us to truly be considered a worldwide society. Especially in the search for new interesting music. Just sitting at my laptop I can cruise around the globe hearing 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. Off their beginnings in May of 2016 the collaboration of Alan Yang (Guitar/Vocals), Larry Chen (Bass) Baron Jan (Drums) has been referred to as Repeatedive. The young band began playing a mixture of Nirvana covers and punk influenced originals at high school events and experienced some trials, tribulations, and 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 is back having a moving piece in their new song “In My Heart, I Believe That Fu.ck The World.” I am just pretty sure it translates just how you anticipate it would. The mellow guitar strumming mixes with 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 in the song. Repeatedive grabs your attention and gets your blood pumping. Those punk influences show us how you can a total sonic experience that fills the void in a dreary day.

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

We originally crossed paths with this satiating, shoe-gaze rock trio back in August for their deliciously bipolar alt-rock number, Within My Heart I Only Say Fu.ck This World, our favorite 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 get, “…Authentic. Heartfelt. Gutsy.” Still consisting of Alan Yang (guitar, vocals), Larry Chen (bass), and Baron Jan(drums), this passionately apathetic trio has recently released their new 3-track EP, I Wish I Understood; and, we have been no less enthused.

Showing a sweet, tender, and arguably optimistic side (that you may possibly not have access to been aware this trio possessed), Luna Is On Our Side, is instantly reminiscent of 1994’s Pisces Iscariot from the Smashing Pumpkins. Delightfully digitally delayed, dreamy, ambient chords get wickedly juxtaposed having a wild brand of distortion in this particular 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 piece of post-grunge indie-rock. Singer-songwriter & front-man Alan Yang has serious vision and talent, and writes & sings with all the anxious subtlety similar to early Billy Corgan. He’s brave, and then he gets better as we grow older. 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.)

Listen to Repeatedive’s latest EP, I Wish I Understood, and interact with their social media platforms. Please support music video by going to them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music, or attending a live show! And, of course, thanks for supporting real music!

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