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Deca Joins

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Deca Joins
Also known asFUBAR, Gray Dwarf Star (灰矮星)
OriginTaipei, Taiwan
Genres
Years active2013–present
LabelsAirhead Records (空氣腦唱片)
Websitewww.decajoins.com
Members
  • Zheng Jingru (鄭敬儒)
  • Yang Shanghua(楊尚樺)
  • Xie Junyan(謝俊彥)
  • Chen Huanggu(陳皇谷)
Past members
  • Lu Haozhao (陸浩釗)
  • Wu Minzhe(吳旻哲)
  • Chen Sitan(沈思坦)

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Deca Joins is a Taiwanese indie rock band that formed in 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. The band currently consists of four members: Zheng Jingru (vocals, guitar), Yang Shanghua (guitar), Xie Junyan (bass), and Chen Huanggu (drums).[1] Their music has been described by critics as "indie," "grunge," and "lo-fi."[2]

The band's original name was FUBAR, but in 2016, they changed their name to Gray Dwarf Star (灰矮星), and in 2017, they changed to their current name of Deca Joins.[1][3]

History[edit]

FUBAR (2013-15)[edit]

In September 2013, Zheng Jingru and a few other students at the Taipei National University of the Arts formed a rock band named FUBAR.[4] The name "FUBAR" stands for "Fucked Up Beyond All Repair."[1]

In April 2014, FUBAR released their first album, entitled Lu Qiang (盧強). However, the band was put on pause later that year, when the lead singer Zheng Jingru enlisted in Taiwan's mandatory military service.[4]

Grey Dwarf Star (2016-17)[edit]

In January 2016, Zheng Jingru was discharged from military service, and the band re-formed under the new name Gray Dwarf Star (灰矮星). In October 2016, the band released their single "Fashank Chen" (乏善可陳).[3][4]

Deca Joins (2017-present)[edit]

In January 2017, the band changed their name again to the current "Deca Joins," which is a combination of the English words "decadent" and "decaffeination." In April 2017, Deca Joins released the album Bathroom (浴室), which drew wide acclaim in both Taiwan and internationally. The band went on tour to promote the album in Taiwan and Mainland China.[2][4]

In November 2018, they released the album Go Slow, and went on another tour to promote the album. The popular single from this album, "Wave" (海浪), has received over 1.5 million views on YouTube. In 2019, the music video for the song "Go Slow" was nominated for the Golden Melody Award for Best Music Video.[2]

In October 2019, the band released the single "When Fog Dissipates" (霧散去的時候).[2] They began their tour "In Between Mountains" to promote the single in Asia, Australia, and the United States, but their tour was cancelled midway through due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[5][6] Their scheduled appearance at SXSW 2020 was also cancelled.[7]

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Zheng Jingru (鄭敬儒) - vocals and guitar
  • Yang Shanghua(楊尚樺) - guitar
  • Xie Junyan(謝俊彥) - bass
  • Chen Huanggu(陳皇谷) - drums

Past members[edit]

  • Lu Haozhao (陸浩釗)
  • Wu Minzhe(吳旻哲)
  • Chen Sitan(沈思坦)

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Album Name Song Name
2019 When Fog Dissipates (霧散去的時候)

1. Fog (霧)

2. When It Dissipates (散去的時候)

Albums[edit]

Year Album Name Song Name
2018 Go Slow

1. Somewhere

2. Wave (海浪)

3. In Eyes (眼睛裡)

4. Nighttime Monologue (夜間獨白)

5. Go Slow

2017 Bathroom (浴室)

1. Never Coming Back (一去不回來)

2. Happiness (快樂)

3. Woodude (巫堵)

4. Guandu Port (關渡口)

5. Blue (藍色)

6. Swimming in Spring (春天游泳)

7. Road (路)

8. Bathroom (浴室)

9. Dream (夢)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "deca joins". Taiwan Beats. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Tsai, Cheng-Chung. "deca joins". Beehype. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wu, Zhong-en (August 19, 2020). "新生代台灣獨立樂團指標《deca joins》帶著廢鬱氣質,唱出歡愉苦悶". Hackazine (黑卡雜誌). Retrieved November 22, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Wen, Johnny. "昏昏沉沉,浴室人生:Deca joins". StreetVoice International. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  5. "In Between Mountains Tour". Instagram. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  6. Xian, Pai (August 17, 2020). "專訪獨立樂團deca joins:北風蕭蕭巡迴取消,如何拯救音樂表演產業「撐場館」?". The News Lens (關鍵評論). Retrieved November 22, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. DeVille, Chris (November 13, 2019). "SXSW 2020 Reveals 210 More Bands, Announces Roger Waters As Keynote Speaker". Stereogum. Retrieved May 28, 2020.

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