REPTALIENS Release new single ‘If You Want’ Announce debut album FM-2030
Reptaliens, the Portland lo-fi pop band led by husband and wife Cole and Bambi Browning, will release their debut album on Captured Tracks / Remote Control, FM-2030 on Friday 6 October. To celebrate,Brooklyn Vegan have premiered the first single ‘If You Want’, calling it “lovely & featherlight.”
Named in reverence for their interests in cult mentality, transhumanism, and conspiracy theories,Reptaliens quickly evolved from a bedroom-recording project to a full-fledged band that explores fringe pop culture through analog synthesizers, electric guitars, melodic bass lines, and Bambi’s lulling vocals. The pair’s songwriting mirrors their strong connection.
The band creates psychedelic, chameleonic dreamscapes that fall sonically and visually somewhere between abstract expressionism and surrealism. These ideas and influences all coalesce on FM-2030.Full of dreamy melodies and catchy hooks, tracks like ‘If You Want’ and ’29 Palms’ are wistful love songs straight from the heart.
Thematically based around obsession, Bambi says she “gravitates toward other people’s obsessions and draws inspiration from them. I like to think of method acting and personify myself as the obsessor, writing from their perspective. I love pretending and creating around these personalities.” This play-acting on record translates to the band’s sincere and theatrical live performances that involve homemade costumes and on-stage guest appearances from a giant reptile-man.
FM-2030 was recorded at famed Portland studio The Green House with Riley Geare. As long time, active participants in the Portland music scene, Bambi and Cole call on a number of talented musicians for Reptaliens‘ recordings and live performances, including Julian Kowalski (guitar), Bryson Hansen (synth), and Tyler Vergian (drums). However, Cole is quick to note, “Reptaliens is a concept more so than a band or any group of individuals. Those who are willing to let go and open themselves up to new experiences will be rewarded and emboldened. Those who want to turn away will have no choice but to look. The truth is out there.”
Stream / Purchase ‘If You Want’ https://RemoteControl.lnk.to/ReptaliensIfYouWant
Reptaliens ‘If You Want’
Reptaliens – FM-2030