No Party for Cao Dong (草东没有派对)

No Party for Cao Dong

草东没有派对 (No Party for Cao Dong) is a Taiwanese indie rock band widely acclaimed for their emotionally charged music and candid lyrics that resonate with the experiences of the younger generation. Formed in 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan, the band quickly rose to prominence in the Asian indie music scene.

Their sound is a compelling mix of rock, alternative, and folk influences, characterized by introspective lyrics and a raw, authentic emotional depth. The band’s debut album, “The Servile,” released in 2016, was a breakthrough success. It not only won them the Golden Melody Award for Best New Artist but also garnered widespread critical acclaim for its exploration of themes such as societal pressures, personal struggles, and existential angst.

The lead vocalist’s distinctive voice, combined with the band’s poignant storytelling and the ability to blend melancholic melodies with explosive rock elements, has captivated a diverse fanbase. No Party for Cao Dong’s music often reflects the challenges faced by the youth, including feelings of disillusionment and the search for identity in a rapidly changing world.

Their name itself, a play on words, reflects their non-conformist and somewhat rebellious attitude towards societal norms. No Party for Cao Dong has established itself not just as a musical entity but as a voice for contemporary youth, making them one of the most influential and important bands in the Taiwanese music scene.

Shuowei Jin
Shuowei Jin
PhD Candidate at University of Michigan CSE

My research interests include efficient LLM inference algorithms/systems, machine learning systems, and mobile network systems.