The Portland indie and dream pop – or self-defined dreamwave- band Reptaliens have been on the road, touring since early March (2019) with appearances at SXSW and the Treefort Music Festival. Beginning in April (April 5, 2019), they tour did a pivot in support of hardcore band Turnstile and fellow indie and dream pop music act Turnover. The less than two month tour continues in Tucson tonight (April 9, 2019) and ends in Baltimore May 12th (2019). Check the tour dates below.
Reptaliens on Tour –
04/09 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee *
04/10 – San Diego, CA – Observatory *
04/23 – San Francisco – Regency Ballroom *
04/25 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *
04/26 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret *
04/27 – Seattle, WA – Showbox *
04/29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex *
04/30 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater *
05/02 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall *
05/03 – Detroit, MI – Majestic *
05/04 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater *
05/05 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
05/07 – Worcester, MA – Palladium *
05/08 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom *
05/09 – New Haven, CT – College St. Music Hall *
05/10 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA *
05/11 – Norfolk, VA – Norva *
05/12 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live *
* with Turnstile and Turnover
UPDATE 4/10 – Reptaliens released third single from upcoming album early this morning (4/10) titled ‘Give Me Your Love’. Read below.
Also April 26th is the date their 2nd album “VALIS” will be released. Titled after the 1981 Philip K. Dick novel, the Reptaliens said they wanted to recreate the warmth of something personal and familiar, while also providing the listener with the room to create a unique and personal relationship with the music.
In short, expect Bambi’s lyrical concepts to engage her audience with motifs of loneliness, longing, abduction, isolation and change as well as love and personal connection. Plus it also remains consistent with Reptaliens sound of 80s analong synthesizers, tape delay echoes, and dreamy guitar line which ebb and flow throughout Bambi’s melodies.
In discussing their two releases, with “FM-2030”, Reptaliens divulged tales from an etic: outsiders perspective of cult kidnappings, alien abductions, and sci-fi speculations towards potential future realities. In “VALIS”, the lense is turned inwards and, through the looking glass, the 12 tracks provides an emic glimpse towards the feelings and situations of the subjective experience.
“‘Give Me Your Love’ is the secret surreal world inside every pet store in your weirdest dreams. For years, NASA has been planting cameras on distant planets and documenting jungle habitats,” comments directory Bryson Cone on the conspiracy driven video. “In this story, we discover what happens when one reptile store owner assembles a device to intercept those signals and synthesize virtual experiences for his customers. On the real, this is a secret sequel to “If You Want”… Recognize anybody? Is this what Cole Browning’s future holds?”
He also adds, “I have always loved how Reptaliens have a pop simplicity and playfulness to everything they make, but with a strange subliminal presence evoking science fiction and conspiracy theories. The intention for this video was to try to represent that duality in some way. Mostly though, this was just the funnest creative activity ever with the most wonderful inspiring crew of people ever.”
originally published 4/9 432am PT, updated 4/10 1116pm PT
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