BAND PLAYS TO OVER 5,000 PEOPLE ON HEADLINE TOUR
BODY FAUCET DUE OUT MAY 1, 2012 ON VAGRANT RECORDS
Reptar continue to sell out tour dates on their headline tour weeks ahead of the May 1st release date of their debut album, Body Faucet, on Vagrant Records. The band SOLD OUT their headline stop in Austin, TX at Stubbs Jr. the last week of February then went back to the market for SXSW playing 13 shows that had crowds lining up into the streets to check out their set. Additionally, the band SOLD OUT dates at The Echo in Los Angeles, CA, Schubas in Chicago, IL and the Bowery Ballroom in New York City.
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." Body Faucet finds the band delving deeper into world-music influences to compliment their unique blend of danceable and electro infused pop. The New York Times called the music "Kinetic, danceable rock that mingled electronics with African and Caribbean cross-currents," while the New Yorker called it "keyed-up, Afro-pop-inflected indie rock."
Fans can currently stream album tracks "Sebastian" and "Orifice Origami" at the band's SoundCloud. "Orifice Origami" is also available for free download in exchange for email at the band's newly designed website.
Hailing from Athens, GA, Reptar began playing music in late 2008. Since then, the quartet has gained a reputation for their riotous, must-see live show. The band likes to first and foremost make people dance, and have been likened to The Talking Heads, Animal Collective, Prince, and The Jackson 5. Reptar is Graham Ulicny (Vocals, Guitar), Andrew McFarland (Drums), Ryan Engelberger (Bass), and William Kennedy (Synth, Keys).
REPTAR LIVE DATES
4/21 - Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt University - Rites of Spring
4/28 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
5/2 - Atlanta, GA - The Goat Farm
5/4 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
5/7 - The Met - Pawtucket, 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#
6/12 - New York, NY - Webster Hall#
6/13 - Washington, DC - 930 Club#
# with Grouplove