Admittedly, we don’t understand why most repetitive instruments quickly becomes tiresome, but there are rare exceptions in which the repetitiveness is one of the favorite features of the song. It has to be more than the sequence of notes. In “All My Friends” by LCD Soundsystem, the repetitive piano isn’t even a sequence; it’s the same chord played periodically. The song would not be nearly as interesting if the repetition were eliminated. Why does our short-attention-span listening tolerate this?
The Cave Singers are based in Seattle. The band members are vocalist/songwriter Pete Quirk, guitarist Derek Fudesco, and drummer Marty Lund (and sometimes Morgan Henderson).
“You Don’t Know Me” by The Cave Singers