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30 Jul
2012

By Matt Arena

After their wild set earlier on the third and final day of Firefly Festival, we sat down to chat with Graham Ulicny, Ryan Engelberger, and Poof Daunghty of Reptar to talk about twitter, touring, and their reputation as one of the craziest live bands out there.

*NOTE: Some backstory on the first question. The night before Reptar took to twitter basically all night tweeting, hashtagging, and posting photos with the simple caption “having a blast…” and then wherever they were currently partying.

So…did you guys have a blast last night?

Graham: (laughs) Yeah, we’ve going to send out a formal apology to Twitter and to the world and to…Adele for all the things we said on the internet last night. We’re not going to take it back, we’re just going to say “hey guys, sorry we had a blast last night. We should have told you in advance.”

Like a blast warning?

Graham: Yes, next time we’ll send out a blast warning and you’ll know when Reptar is about to have a blast on Twitter. Last night we all had our social media cherries popped. We just went crazy with it, we went to the next level. We agreed to it too, we’re like “ya know what, we’re just gonna go to the next level of social media and see what happens.” And when you go that far, it’s kinda hard to come back. I’m talking to you right now, but what I really want to be doing it tweeting at you.

We should just do a tweet interview.

Graham: YES. That happens.

Walk the Moon did something like that not too long ago.

Andrew: Walk the Moon did that?

Graham: They are on another level of social media. They have achieved level 35. They are not having a blast like we’re having a blast right now though.

I caught a show on your latest tour with Grouplove, how did that go for you guys?

Ryan: The tour was cool, they’re really nice people. We missed them last night, so we were just hanging out on Twitter. That counts right?

Graham: They were having a blast too. They’re really great, great people.

Poof: It was a super great tour, we had a blast on it.

Was that the first big, full-on nationwide tour Reptar?

Graham: I think our first full nationwide tour was in October of last year with Foster the People and Cults. And then we had our own tour earlier this year that was pretty extensive and nationwide.

You have a reputation for being a crazy live band, do you think that’s changed our show at all or at least how you guys approach it?

Graham: That’s the only way we’ve every performed together is to be that energetic. To me that’s just how it is.

Ryan: You would have to get some real levels of self-conscious analysis to try to determine if that affected us or not. William (keyboardist) kind of always just walks around like that and shaking that much.

Graham: Man, he is the impetus of that. It’s impossible to play that music with William and not do that.

I think the shorts help, he seemed to be drawing his power from the cutoff camoflauge he had on earlier.

Graham: Yes, he does draw power. Super Saiyan style.

Reptar’s debut album Body Faucet is out now on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

27 Jul
2012

By Matt Arena

Drawing the festival to a close, Sunday at Firefly Festival’s inaugural weekend did so in a spectacular fashion. With bands that ranged from unstoppable dancing machines to more relaxed indie acts, there’s no doubt that the final day had a little something for everybody.

REPTAR

Putting themselves in the self described genre of “disco dust” (more of a parody on the recent obsession of band’s having to categorize their sound), Reptar are anything but your average band. Their quickly growing reputation as one of the most energetic live acts precedes them, and having recently just seen them on tour with Grouplove, it’s a worthy title. But their Firefly set was on another level. Playing an early 1:00pm slot and with the sun on their side, a rarity over the course of the weekend, they definitely played one of the wildest sets of the day. Right out of the gate guitarist Jace Bartet came out dancing like a man possessed, as we would later learn he pulls the ferocious dancing power from his cutoff camouflage shorts. Add to that lead singer Graham Ulicny’s penchant for never staying in one place for more than five seconds, and it’s pretty easy to see how the crowd could become so enraptured with the band. Much like my first introduction to the band, many were there simply because of Reptar’s reputation and recent tour with fellow Firefly artists Grouplove. No more than 2 minutes into the set and almost the entirely of the crowd was dancing and jumping just as crazily as the band on stage. The set comprised mostly of songs off the band’s debut album, ‘Body Faucet,’ the pop-rock-Caribbean-indie genre bending mash-up of sounds came off incredibly well. It’s no wonder the band classifies themselves as “disco dust,” it’s really the only thing that makes sense after seeing a Reptar show. Tracks like ‘Sebastian’ and especially ‘Please Don’t Kill Me,’ as the frenzied island-rock drumming all but forced the crowd to move their feet. During any given Reptar song it seems as if there are a thousand different things occurring on-stage, so all you can really do is just brace yourself and allow the music to take you. Definitely living up to their ever-growing reputation as one of the most energetic live bands, the only thing on anyone’s mind after a Reptar set is this; disco dust. See them and it’ll make sense to you too.

AWOLNATION

Up immediately after Reptar was Red Bull Records pioneers, AWOLNATION. Being the main driving force behind the energy drink’s new venture into the music industry, they’ve grown pretty rapidly since the release of their debut album Megalithic Symphony a little over a year ago. Their unique blend of electronic rock, a refreshing true blend of the two styles, and their ability to put on an amazing live show has helped them establish a strong enough fan base to have headlined multiple tours already. Lead singer Aaron Bruno has made it a festival set regular to crowd surf toward the end of the set. Quite literally. As in he actually gets on a surfboard, balances himself, and surfs above the supporting arms of the crowd. His raspy, growling vocal style sounds great on record and surprisingly is even stronger on stage. Bruno’s really able to showcase this on ‘Sail,’ one of the band’s biggest and best songs. Making multiple trips into the crowd, allowing them to scream the “blame in on my A.D.D.” line (which is possibly the best scream-along line EVER) into the mic, there’s a real connection between AWOLNATION and the crowd. From the first song encouraging them to crowd surf, it’s pretty clear that they’re not the type of band you sway and nod your head to. It’s is an incredibly refreshing thing to see when so many new bands try so hard to live up to the “indie” label, afraid to show emotion on stage and consequently fail to illicit anything but a slow head bob from the crowd. Not so with AWOLNATION.

COLD WAR KIDS

When you first look at Cold War Kids, you probably don’t expect to hear a sound that’s as much soul as it is indie rock. In short, they take a lot of people by surprise. Or maybe “took” is the operative word. Having blown up since their very first album, Cold War Kids quickly became a household name on the alt-rock scene. Landing them on the main stage at Firefly for a midday set, they garnered a pretty large crowd who seemed to love every minute of the band’s hour-plus set. Though the sound mixing was a bit low, making it hard for lead singer Nathan Willett’s powerful voice to really shine, the band still performed great. Willett’s staggeringly strong vocals and the poppy drumming of Matt Aveiro are the backbone of what makes their music so good, and that definitely applies to the live show. Songs like ‘Rubidoux’ and ‘Hang Me Up To Dry’ received huge reactions for the crowd, which reached farther back than it had for anyone on that stage thus far. Though it wasn’t the type of set that drove the crowd into a jumping frenzy, they without a doubt enjoyed Cold War Kids as they left to a cheer that lingered far after they had exited the stage.

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

Though not touring at the moment, Firefly was still able to procure indie juggernauts Death Cab for Cutie. Opening with the full 8+ minute version of ‘I Will Possess Your Heart,’ the band showcased a set comprised of mostly deep cuts. As a fan of Death Cab for a while now, it was great to see them dig into their catalogue and play songs that might not to familiar to casual fans. Especially at a festival, where the crowds tend to be a bit causal as opposed to headlining gigs. Battling a cold, lead singer Ben Gibbard didn’t seem to be slowed down at all, spending his time between vocal, guitar, piano, and even drum duties. The material from last year’s Codes and Keys sounded great, with songs like ‘You Are a Tourist’ growing much heavier and bolder than they sound on album. One would think that Death Cab for Cutie would be a pretty reserved act, the one you sit back and watch instead of really getting into, but they’re a different band live. The bass lines of Nick Harmer were much more evident as he plays an integral part of the ‘I Will Possess Your Heart’ extended intro, which is pretty much all Harmer plugging along the instantly recognizable notes. Long-time fans of the band were treated from tracks as far back as their very first album. ‘Amputations,’ ‘A Movie Script Ending,’ and ‘Marching Bands of Manhattan’ are all rarities for the band, and ones they’ve made an effort of not forgetting. With seven total albums, it’s impressive to see them not abandon the older tracks as to not alienate casual fans, something that bands of their caliber tend to do. The major highlight of the set was ‘We Looked Like Giants.’ Not only a fantastic (and rare) song in it’s own right, they extended it with a 10 minute long interlude that sees Gibbard take up drumming duties on a special mini-kit brought out just for this song. It shows the confidence Death Cab has in the abnormal nature of their live element. Most bands would shy away from material 7 seven albums ago and wouldn’t dare play two outros that combine over 15 minutes in length. It’s what makes Death Cab for Cutie such a great live band. They craft a set that isn’t comprised of all hits, even though they did make sure to pack a few in there, and aren’t afraid to get a little weird. It’s hard to walk away from a set like this unimpressed and there’s no way anyone at Firefly could have been anything but blown away with what Death Cab for Cutie did on the main stage.

THE FLAMING LIPS

Having never seen The Flaming Lips before, they’ve got quite the reputation preceding them. Known for the effort they put into production behind their shows, and not just complicated lighting rigs and visuals (though they did have a giant circular screen behind them), but by far less common means. Starting off with a Wizard of Oz-esque mob of Dorothy’s and Scarecrow’s on each side of the stage, it was clear that they would be anything but droll. During their first song, ‘Race for the Prize,’ they were shooting confetti for what felt like the entirety of the song. Seriously. There wasn’t a moment during the first 10 minutes where confetti wasn’t falling from the sky. Not only looking incredibly cool, there’s nothing that makes a crowd yell louder than shooting out confetti. In addition to the individual hand cannons they each had on stage, two crewmembers had massive tubes firing out fog and confetti, creating a rainbow colored haze. Add to that the spectrum of colors on the giant circular lighting rig/screen behind them and it felt more like a Tim Burton movie than a festival set. Lead singer Wayne Coyne then whipped out a megaphone, one would assume it would be used for vocals on a song, but that’s boring to The Flaming Lips. A heavy blue smoke starting pouring out of the megaphone as Coyne traipsed about the stage, creating a trail of permeating blue behind him. The trippy visual element aside, they sounded great as well. When a band has been around since 1986 with over 10 albums, it’s easy to just mail it in and play without much heart. This is the exact opposite description of The Flaming Lips. If anything they try harder than most bands half their age with twice their energy, and it shows. Right before ‘Is David Bowie Dying??,’ Wayne Coyne showed off his very unique take on crowd surfing. Inflating and then stepping inside a massive, transparent ball, he was rolled onto the barrier and them went end over end as hundreds of arms rolled him throughout the crowd. It was a live spectacle unlike any other. There are bands that spend millions of dollars on elaborate stage designs with lasers and complicated visuals, but Flaming Lips out-shined all of them with a much more creative take on their production. All other bands take note, if you want to be trippy, you’re not going to do it better than The Flaming Lips.

THE BLACK KEYS

Unless you’ve been living under a soundproof rock for the past 2 years, you know who The Black Keys are. Having been around since 2001, they finally broke through to massive mainstream success, topped off by two sold out nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden. This is an impressive feat for any band, but especially one like The Black Keys who don’t first hit you as an arena rock band. It goes to show exactly how popular they’ve become. Headlining arenas and now closing out festivals, the jam-packed crowd was proof of why the band is on such high profile live slots. Opening with ‘Howlin for You,’ they set the tone early, grabbing the crowd immediately with such a big hit so early. The modern dirty blues style refined (and some could say pioneered) by The Black Keys transfers live quite well, especially so at a festival setting. One might think at first that a two man band may seem a bit over their head on such a large stage, but if anything they used it to their advantage. It helped adding two touring members to beef up their sound, but the sheer presence they have on stage is undeniable. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have chemistry that’s beyond refined, at times it just seems like they’re going along with totally improvised jams and showed off how naturally loose they are on stage. The perfect choice to end the three day festival, The Black Keys arguably had the best well received set of the entire weekend and had a trail of cheers echoing as they left the stage.

Head over to FireFlyFestival.com for info on next year’s festival!

REPTAR

COLD WAR KIDS

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

AWOLNATION

THE FLAMING LIPS

01 Jul
2012


Reptar recently announced a co-headline national tour with Rubblebucket this coming fall. The tour will kick off on September 11th in Chicago at Lincoln Hall and wrap up on September 29th in Fairburn, GA at the Counterpoint Music Festival. The Athens, GA based group is touring in support of their debut album entitled Body Faucet which was released on May 1st via Vagrant.

Having recently returned from overseas dates in Europe, the forthcoming dates will have the band returning to Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin — where the band sold out dates on their spring tour earlier this year.

Recently named Best Pop Band and Best Live Band at the Flagpole Music Awards, Reptar headlined last weekend’s Athens, GA music and arts festival Athfest. Their amazing live performance had Athens Banner-Herald writer Andre Gallant declaring it “the best outdoor performance in AthFest history”.

In celebration of the Rubblebucket tour, Reptar has released an exclusive remix of New Orleans producer Jim-E Stack. Head over to reptarmusic.com to stream and download the remix of “Houseboat Babies” now. Stay tuned for additional remixes to be released in the coming weeks.

REPTAR LIVE DATES
(new dates in bold)
7/27 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
8/10 KahBang Festival – Bangor, ME
9/11 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *
9/12 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze *
9/13 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre *
9/14 Denver, CO Bluebird *
9/15 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court *
9/17 Boise, ID Neurolux *
9/19 Seattle, WA Neumos *
9/20 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios *
9/21 San Francisco, CA The Independent
9/23 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex *
9/26 Austin, TX Beauty Ballroom *
9/27 Little Rock, AR Juanita’s *
9/28 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium *
9/29 Fairburn, GA Counterpoint Music Festival

* co-headline with Rubblebucket

13 Jun
2012

By Michel Dussack

Grouplove haven’t been around for very long (their debut LP came out just nine months ago), but thanks to an infectious set of tunes, and a push into the mainstream via an iPod commercial, they’re already selling out decent sized clubs like Webster Hall. Along with them on this tour are Reptar, an indie dance quintet from the college town of Athens, Georgia.

While Reptar’s debut LP came out just last month, they’ve already supported several high profile bands on tour, most notably, Foster the People on their fall tour. The band has been getting considerable buzz since the 2011 release of their EP ‘Oblangle Fizz Y’all’ and the recent release of their debut full length, ‘Body Faucet’ and lead single ‘Sebastian’ have only furthered that. Their music is hard to describe to anyone who hasn’t listened, and the band describe themselves as “disco dust” which is about as vague as it gets. They’re part rock, part dance, and all awesome.

For as good as the band is on record though, it’s live where they truly shine. While it took a while for them to get the crowd going with an extended slower intro track, by the end of their 40 minute set, they converted the packed venue into fans. Highlights of their set included ‘Blastoff’ and an untitled new song that had everyone in the crowd bouncing with the band. Singer and guitarist Graham Ulicny was the star of the show, his vocals were spot on and he provided a positive energy on stage that’s hard to translate on paper. When it came time for their set to end, the crowd seemed genuinely upset to say goodbye, though they definitely were excited for Grouplove.

When Grouplove took the stage to two of their most popular non singles – ‘Lovely Cup’ and ‘Itchin’ on a Photograph’ – the floor of Webster Hall was bouncing so much that it was difficult to steady my camera. If that doesn’t show how much infectious energy the band gives off, then I don’t really know what does. This leads me to the one negative aspect that should be brought up about this show – the pacing. While starting off with two of your most upbeat songs is indeed a great way to get the crowd going, it wasn’t until the end of the night that the band seemed able to recapture that energy. Slower numbers like ‘Betty’s a Bombshell’ seemed to put a damper on the crowd, but only for a short while. It’s not that any of the songs were bad; it’s just that some material seemed more captivating for a live environment than others.

The most impressive thing about a Grouplove show is watching the different members take lead vocal duty on certain songs. Everyone in the band has their own style (and accents) and it came across in the eclectic 75 minute performance. One of the standouts of the night was a brand new song, entitled ‘Gonna Get High’ which is about, as Hannah Hooper so eloquently put it, “getting high”. ‘Slow’, led by Hooper, started off exactly as one would expect it to, but was given a raucous extended outro to close out the bands set. When they returned for their encore, it was back to Christian Zucconi, now sporting purple hair, for lead vocals. The band ended the show with a trifecta of ‘Tongue Tied’, a portion of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ and ‘Colours’. With this, the band ended the night just as they started it – full of energy, with lots of jumping and yelling.

Grouplove setlist
1. Lovely Cup
2. Itchin’ on a Photograph
3. Love Will Save Your Soul
4. Betty’s a Bombshell
5. Gold Coast
6. Gonna Get High
7. Naked Kids
8. Spun
9. Chloe
10. Close Your Eyes and Count to Ten
11. Slow
Encore
12. Don’t Say Oh Well
13. Tongue Tied
14. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston cover)
15. Colours


01 May
2012


Body Faucet, the debut full length album from Athens, GA band Reptar is out today via Vagrant Records and currently available to stream in full at Spinner, MSN, and the band’s website.

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.

Reptar began playing music in late 2008. Since then, the quartet has gained a reputation for their frenzied, must-see live show. The band will play a hometown release show at Athens’ 40 Watt Club this Friday, May 4th in celebration of the release before embarking on a run of dates with Grouplove. With a reputation as one of the most exciting touring acts of the moment, Reptar continue to sell out tour dates on their headline tour. The band SOLD OUT their headline stops in Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City and has played to over 5,000 people on their current tour.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as the band unveils music videos and remixes from the album.

Reptar is Graham Ulicny (Vocals, Guitar), Andrew McFarland (Drums), Ryan Engelberger (Bass), and William Kennedy (Synth, Keys).

BODY FAUCET ON iTUNES
BODY FAUCET ON AMAZON

REPTAR LIVE DATES

5/2 – Atlanta, GA – The Goat Farm
5/4 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
5/7 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
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
6/12 – New York, NY – Webster Hall#
6/13 – Washington, DC – 930 Club#

# with Grouplove

www.reptarmusic.com

25 Apr
2012

Reptar has announced that their forthcoming full length release is available to stream in full, a week prior to release. Entitled Body Faucet, the debut effort is due out on May 1st via Vagrant Records.

In March the Athens, GA based band played 13 riotous shows at Austin’s SXSW, including Comedy Central’s much buzzed about “Workaholics” party. Comedy Central loved the group so much, they decided to host the album stream on their own website and CC Insider Blog.

With a reputation as one of the most exciting touring acts of the moment, Reptar continue to sell out tour dates on their headline tour. The band SOLD OUT their headline stops in Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City and has played to over 5,000 people on their current tour.

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.

Hailing from Athens, GA, Reptar began playing music in late 2008. Since then, the quartet has gained a reputation for their frenzied, must-see live show. Reptar is Graham Ulicny (Vocals, Guitar), Andrew McFarland (Drums), Ryan Engelberger (Bass), and William Kennedy (Synth, Keys).

06 Mar
2012


Reptar today announced 9 live performances to take place in Austin, Texas during the annual SXSW Festival (complete schedule below). The band will release Body Faucet, their debut album produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Washed Out), on May 1st on Vagrant Records.

Previously available on www.reptarmusic.com , fans can now purchase the first single from the album entitled “Sebastian” at all digital retailers and on iTunes: http://bit.ly/sebastianitunes. The group also revealed a second album trailer (watch it below) for Body Faucet, featuring a snippet of the forthcoming album track “Please Don’t Kill Me”.

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.”

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. Stay tuned for details on an intimate house party at SXSW…

Reptar is Graham Ulicny (Vocals, Guitar), Andrew McFarland (Drums), Ryan Engelberger (Bass), and William Kennedy (Synth, Keys).

REPTAR AT SXSW 2012

Thursday, March 15
2:00 PM – Showdown at Cedar Street – Cedar Street Courtyard – 208 W 4th
8:00 PM – IFC Crossroads House- Vice – 302 E 6th
11:00 PM – The Deli’s Un/Off Party – The Gypsy Lounge – 1504 E 6th Street

Friday, March 16
2:00 PM – Sennheiser & Paste Present: The Stages on Sixth – Stage on 6th – 508 E 6th Street
4:15 PM – Workaholics House Party Presented By Comedy Central – 83 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 7870
11:00 PM – Frye Presents – Buffalo Billiard’s – 201 E 6th Street

Saturday, March 17
4:00 PM – Baeblemusic Presents: The Launch Pad at The Knuckle Rumbler Lounge – Peckerhead’s – 402 E 6th Street
6:00 PM – 40 Watt Club “Athens in Austin” 25th Anniversary Party – The Side Bar – 602 East 7th Street

TBD – House Party – TBD

22 Feb
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. Watch the trailer 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).

Reptar – Body Faucet Album Trailer

Free Download of “Sebastian”

BODY FAUCET
1. Sebastian
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

www.reptarmusic.com

29 Jun
2011

Hailing from the greater Athens-Atlanta-Asheville area, Reptar has been playing music ever since recorded history, but playing shows as Reptar since December 2008. Since then, the fast rising fabulous four has created quite a sensation around the Southeast. It all started with their debut 7″ recorded with producer Ben Allen (Sean P. Diddy Combs, Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Matt & Kim) and released on Allen’s label Make Records Not Bombs: http://mrnb.bigcartel.com/. The 7″ features the debut tracks “Cannabis Canyon” and “Houseboat Babies”, check them out on thier my space :http://www.myspace.com/reptarathens. They will be releasing a 7″ inch in June on Black Bell Records (Passion Pit’s Adad Al Adhamy), and the Oblange Fizz Y’all EP this July.

Houseboat Babies by reptarathens

Reptar likes to first and foremost make people dance, and have been likened to The Talking Heads, Animal Collective, Prince, Marky Mark, Lake, Air, and the Jackson 5. The band is made up of Andrew McFarland, a Brazilian native, classically trained snare drummer, and sophmore at UGA, Ryan Engleberger, who currently attends Dartmouth College in the Artic Circle majoring in Jaco Pastorius’ fretless bass, Graham Ulicny, a hernianted African Soukous guitarist and AstroBioElectroPhysics student at the University of North Carolina in Asheville, and William Kennedy, greatgodson to Herbie Hancock’s ARP 2600 and connosiour of fine chocolate (85% cocao or above) and sophmore at UGA. With Reptar’s powers combined, they can topple small buildings, smaltzy restaurants, and shmuppy next-door-neighbors with their devastating wall of synthesizers and samples.

Reptar – Blastoff from Ross Brubeck on Vimeo.

Catch them on tour this summer

Summer Dates

8/5 – 8/7 – Lollapalooza (Date TBA)
8/7 : Escape To NY http://www.escape2ny.com/?page=lineup

US Fall Tour With Foster The People & Cults

September 15 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX * ^
September 17 – House of Blues – Houston, TX * ^
September 19 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA *
September 20 – Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL *^
September 21 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *^
September 23 – The National – Richmond, VA *^
September 26 – 9:30 Club – Washington DC *
September 29 – House of Blues – Boston, MA *^
October 1 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON *
October 2 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH *^
October 4 – The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN *^
October 6 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN *^

* w/ Foster the People
^ w/ Cults

26 Apr
2011

If you happen to be an insomniac like us, you probably caught this already. If you slept (you lucky bastards), here’s the full 2011 Lollapalooza lineup. As always, lineup is subject to change because of denied visas, band breakups, etc. You can pick up your tickets at www.lollapalooza.com. Will it sell out? We don’t think so but who thought Coachella would sell out in one weekend?

Check out the lineup below:


12th Planet
A Perfect Circle
Afrojack
An Horse
Ana Tijoux
Arctic Monkeys
Atmosphere
Beats Antique
Beirut
Best Coast
Big Audio Dynamite
Black Cards
Black Lips
Boy & Bear
Bright Eyes
Busy P
Cage the Elephant
Cee Lo Green
Chico Trujillo
Christina Perri
Chuckie
City and Colour
Cold War Kids
Coldplay
Collie Buddz
Crystal Castles
Cults
Daedulus
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas
Deadmau5
Death From Above 1979
Deftones
Delta Spirit
Disappears
DJ Mel
Dom
Electric Touch
Ellie Goulding
Eminem
Explosions in the Sky
Feed Me
Fences
Fitz & the Tantrums
Flogging Molly
Foo Fighters
Foster the People
Friendly Fires
Girl Talk
Gold Motel
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
Grouplove
Imelda May
Iration
J. Roddy Walston and the Business
Jackmaster
Jay Electronica
Joachim Garraud
Julia Easterlin
Kerli
Kid Cudi
Kids These Days
Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite
L1ght
Lady D
Lia Ices
Lissie
Local Natives
Lord Huron
Los Bunkers
Lykke Li
Manchester Orchestra
Maps & Atlases
Mayer Hawthorne & the County
Midnight Conspiracy
Modeselektor
Muse
My Morning Jacket
Noah & The Whale
OK Go
Patrick Stump
PerryEtty vs Chris Cox
Phantogram
Portugal the Man
Pretty Lights
Ratatat
Reptar
Rival Schools
Ruby Jane
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
Ryan Leslie
Sam Adams
Savoy
Skrillex
Skylar Grey
Sleigh Bells
Smith Westerns
Super Mash Bros.
TAB the Band
Tennis
the Bloody Beetroots Death Crew
the Chain Gang of 1974
the Cars
the Drums
the Glitch Mob
the Joy Formidable
the Kills
the Kingston Springs
the Mountain Goats
the Naked and Famous
the Pains of Being Pure at Heart
the Pretty Reckless
the Vaccines
Tinie Tempah
Titus Andronicus
Two Door Cinema Club
Typhoon
Ween
White Lies
Wye Oak
Ximena Saritana
Young Man
Young the Giant


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