Dead Plan – Maybe You’ve Considered Why You Would Need This..

It will continue to amaze me how the internet allows us to truly be considered a worldwide society. Particularly in the search for new interesting music. Just sitting at my laptop I can cruise across the world paying attention to the sounds of numerous countries with each click. A recent YouTube rabbit hole led me to find out another addition to my shoegaze alt-rock playlist. Let us show you Repeatedive.

The indie rock band hails through the subtropical island nation of Taipei, Taiwan. From their beginnings in May of 2016 the collaboration of Alan Yang (Guitar/Vocals), Larry Chen (Bass) Baron Jan (Drums) continues to be called Repeatedive. The young band began playing a mix of Nirvana covers and punk influenced originals at senior high school events and experienced some trials, tribulations, and even a hiatus. The objective was always the identical. Make fun music for the underdog, and whoever has felt on the losing side of life.

Now Repeatedive has returned having a moving piece within their new song “In My Heart, I Say Fu.ck The World.” I am just pretty sure it translates just how you expect it might. The mellow guitar strumming mixes using a straight beat that puts the mind comfortable. The vocals continue this theme despite the angst-ridden lyrics.

The slow build comes to an energetic climax round the 3 minute mark from the song. Repeatedive grabs your attention and gets your blood pumping. Those punk influences show us the way to an entire 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 Say Fu.ck This World, our favorite single from 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 become, “…Authentic. Heartfelt. Gutsy.” Still comprising Alan Yang (guitar, vocals), Larry Chen (bass), and Baron Jan(drums), this passionately apathetic trio has recently 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 might not have been aware this trio possessed), Luna Is On Our Side, is instantly similar to 1994’s Pisces Iscariot through the Smashing Pumpkins. Delightfully digitally delayed, dreamy, ambient chords get wickedly juxtaposed using a wild make 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 another 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 the anxious subtlety similar to early Billy Corgan. He’s brave, and he gets better as we age. We’re getting excited about 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, If Only I Understood, and connect to their social media marketing platforms. Please support Dead Plan by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music, or attending a live show! And, as always, be grateful for supporting real music!

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