The Pale Pacific – Rules Are Predictable EP Album Review

Formerly known as the Pale, the Pale Pacific’s name change reminds me too much of the horrendous pop-punk band, Amber Pacific. Had I not known of the name change, I probably would have skipped right by the Pale Pacific at the record store. Negative association. The opening track, “Sucker Punch,” is great, and is reminiscent of the Pale we’re used to, but it’s the only outstanding track, rendering the EP hardly worth purchasing. It shouldn’t mean much, though, considering their kick-ass debut album, Gravity Gets Things Done. The Pale Pacific is capable of much more than this, and I’m just glad that these tracks were wasted on an EP and not on an actual album.

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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. Vivian regularly shares human-centered stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2021, they will begin production on a BIPOC metaphysical comedy film entitled RECKLESS SPIRITS. They are passionate about cultural spaces, sustainable practices, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. YEAH!

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