BAND UNLEASH NEW ALBUM TRAILER FOR
BODY FAUCET AND ANNOUNCE HOMETOWN RECORD- RELEASE SHOW IN ATHENS, GA AT 40 WATT ON MAY 4TH
Los Angeles, CA - March 29, 2012 - "Orifice Origami", the second offering from Reptar's forthcoming full-length debut release Body Faucet is currently premiering at RCRD LBL. The track further showcases the band's knack for creating infectious dance-drive electro melodies. "The song is about exploring the possibilities of our physical and social forms. How do we place limitations on where our bodies and minds can take us?" said the band of the song.
Today the band also released a new album trailer for Body Facuet (see below). 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." In celebration of the release the band will play a hometown show in Athens, GA on May 4th at 40 Watt (tickets on-sale tomorrow).
Reptar has been on the road for the majority of 2012 and will continue to play through the coming months, including May and June support dates with Grouplove. At the recent South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas the band played an ambitious 13 shows over the course of just five days.
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."
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.
Reptar is Graham Ulicny (Vocals, Guitar), Andrew McFarland (Drums), Ryan Engelberger (Bass), and William Kennedy (Synth, Keys).
REPTAR LIVE DATES
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 - Allston, MA
4/13 - KungFu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
4/14 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
5/7 - The Met - Providence, RI
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
6/11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Theater of Living Arts#
6/13 - Washington, DC - 930 Club#
# with Grouplove