*repeat repeat - "Plugged In" (video) (premiere)

by Sarah Zupko

24 May 2017

Nashville indie rockers *repeat repeat come storming out of the gate with impressive new music after recent signing to Dangerbird Records.
 

Nashville’s *repeat repeat have an amazing sound that’s rooted in garage rock and psychedelic rock, but possesses the energy and attitude of punk alongside some killer harmony singing that artists in Nashville do better than anyone else. The band’s sound is urgent with slashing guitars, waves of synths, yet beautifully melded to a hazy, sunny Calfornia vibe. They are describing themselves as a “surf rockcandy trio”, but their sound is a lot broader than that to my ears. I hear a significant way forward for the guitar and rock music, which have been maligned of late as things of the past. *repeat repeat’s stunning guitar work powers the rhythms and beats, but it also colors each passage and creates multiple voices in the music. The way the guitar effortlessly blends with the electronic elements in the song “Plugged In” that we’re premiering today, is impressive.
  
Frontman Jared Corder says, “The song was inspired by the movie Idiocracy in which the world keeps getting dumber. It’s a lot easier to stay ‘Plugged In’ and be a slave to consumption; educating yourself is a lot harder (and scarier) these days. We wanted the song to capture the urgency and necessity of knowledge in a world full of fiction.”

*repeat repeat is a young band and they have just signed to Dangerbird Records to release their upcoming sophomore album, but they play a fully-formed, right-on-the-money sound. I wouldn’t change a thing. This group deserves to be played all over college radio as they are going places. Corder adds, “To us, it made perfect sense to work with Dangerbird. They broke some of our favorite acts, which meant they knew how to get a newer act the right exposure. They are also the perfect size for us to not feel like small fish in a huge pond of artists. We felt like Dangerbird would give us the tools we needed grow and the room to do it the way we wanted to.”

TOUR DATES
May 27- Nashville, TN – Musicians Corner
June 15 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
July 15 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
July 16 – Cleveland, OH – Taste of Tremont Festival
July 29 – Macon, GA – Bragg Jam
July 30 – Atlanta, GA – The Masqueradem

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