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The Skinny: Every once in a while a band comes along that defies sonic boundaries, appeals to the masses and becomes not only an instant favourite for some, but also a guilty pleasure for others. Athens, Georgia locals and Vagrant Records recording artists Reptar are one of these such special musical acts. Sure you may be thinking this guy has no idea what he’s talking about, but if you set aside your preconceived notions of what should be “cool” or what is “lame” then you may find yourself face to face with something truly awesome.

With a debut full-length album, Body Faucet, due out on May 1st Reptar is on the brink of an explosive propulsion towards a highly successful future. Their music and new Ben Allen-produced effort is such a wild blend of dancey, melodious, electro-tinged, pop-infused indie that simultaneously oozes with elements of funk, punk and junk that it literally is impossible to label. Definitions aside however, one thing’s for sure… it’s fucking good. Enjoy the download ya’ll!

Said the band of the new album: “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. 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.”


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