BAND OFFER FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD OF THE TRACK "SEBASTIAN," AND UNLEASH NEW TRAILER FOR THE ALBUM ONWWW.REPTARMUSIC.COM
REPTAR LAUNCH TWO MONTH TOUR INCLUDING MULTIPLE SHOWS AT 2012'S SXSW AND SUPPORT DATES WITH GROUPLOVE
Los Angeles, CA - February 22, 2012 - Reptar today announced that their debut full-length album, Body Faucet, will be released on May 1st via Vagrant Records. Produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Washed Out), Body Faucet is the follow up to the group's heralded debut EP Oblangle Fizz Y'all, which Rolling Stone praised for its, "...blend of upbeat rhythms, reggae-infected vocals and psychedelic textures."
"When we were recording the album, we tried to strike a balance between giving each song it's own distinct character and identity and still having the album feel like a cohesive statement," said the members of Reptar. "It feels like a long journey between a bunch of different parts of the same dream, some of them based in reality, some definitely not based in reality, and some based in space. We tried to keep a physical feel to all of the songs, where each one makes you want to move in a different way, while at the same time trying to create a specific and distinct feeling and atmosphere for each one."
Building on the infectious dance-driven melodies established by the band on Oblangle Fizz Y'all, Body Faucet finds the band delving deeper into world-music influences to compliment their unique blend of danceable and electro infused pop. As put by Spin Magazine, "Their playful electro-pop channels MGMT's debut-album psychedelic-yet-ready-for-the-masses sheen, and their rambunctious antics recall the Black Lip's punk bravado."
Fans can download a new Reptar track "Sebastian" from Body Faucet, on their newly redesigned website at www.reptarmusic.com by entering their email address and signing up for the bands mailing list. The band also unleashed a live performance trailer for the album with the song "New House" as the music bed. Trailer and embed codes are below.
In celebration of the release, Reptar kicked off an extensive run of U.S. dates in Nashville, TN at The Basement on February 20th and will wind down on April 14th at New York's Bowery Ballroom. The band will return to Austin, TX for South By Southwest from March 15th-March 18th and are scheduled to perform at both "Sennheiser and Paste Present the Stages On Sixth" and "Filter Magazine's Showdown on Cedar Street" with a complete list of events to be announced in the coming weeks. The band will also support Grouplove on a run of dates in May and June.
Hailing from Athens, GA, Reptar began playing music in late 2008. Since then, the boisterous quartet has gained a reputation for their riotous, must-see live show. Paste Magazine declared, "These Southern-fried electronic Afro-poppers are known for the sticky dance riots of their live shows." Reptar likes to first and foremost make people dance, and have been likened to The Talking Heads, Animal Collective, Prince, and The Jackson 5.
In addition to the spectacle of their live show, Reptar are also known for their intimate house party performances. In true DIY spirit, the band has played countless shows in cramped living rooms and backyards around the country. Last week after the cops busted up one such Georgia house party, the band and over 600 fans continued the party at a local venue. See the performance here:http://youtu.be/BuJiJrPiacs.
Reptar is Graham Ulicy (Vocals, Guitar), Andrew McFarland (Drums), Ryan Engelberger (Bass), and William Kennedy (Synth, Keys).
2. Please Don't Kill Me
3. Isoprene Bath
4. Orifice Origami
5. Houseboat Babies
6. Natural Bridge
7. Ghost Bike
8. New House
9. Thank You Gliese 370 b
10. Sweet Sipping Soda
11. Three Shining Suns
12. Water Runs
REPTAR LIVE DATES
2/23 - Fitzgerald's (Downstairs) - Houston, TX
2/24 - The Prophet Bar - Dallas, TX
2/25 - Stubbs BBQ - Austin, TX
2/27 - Solar Culture - Tucson, AZ
2/28 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
2/29 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
3/1 - Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA
3/2 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
3/3 - The Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
3/5 - Reef Boise - Boise, ID
3/6 - Kilby Court Gallery - Salt Lake City, UT
3/7 - Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
3/8 - The Bottleneck -Lawrence, KS
3/12 - Stickyz Chicken Shack - Little Rock, AR
3/24 - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue - Washington, DC
3/29 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
3/30 - The Southern - Charlottesville, VA
4/2 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI
4/3 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
4/4 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
4/5 - Schubas - Chicago, IL
4/6 - The Firebird - St. Louis, MO
4/7 - Lifestyle Communities Pavillion - Colubus, OH
4/9 - Ninth Ward - Buffalo, NY
4/12 - Great Scott - Alston, MA
4/13 - KungFu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
4/14 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
5/8 - Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile-End#
5/9 - Toronto, ON - Wrongbar#
5/11 - Detroit, MI - Crofoot Ballroom#
5/13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave II#
5/15 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater#
5/16 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's#
5/17 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room Lounge#
5/19 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater#
5/20 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up#
5/23 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House#
5/28 - George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
6/8 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
6/11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Theater of Living Arts#
6/13 - Washington, DC - 930 Club#
# With Grouplove