Captured Tracks are happy to announce the signing of Portland, Oregon’s dream pop purveyors Reptaliens to the label. On March 31 the band will be release their first bit of music for the label in the form of a 7″ single. Today Reptaliens share both the A-side, “Prequel,” as well as the B-side, “Olive.” Watch the video for “Prequel” here and streaming links for both tracks below.
Reptaliens have confirmed a March tour of the West Coast. The dates kick off in Portland on March 16 at the Liquor Store and conclude at the Treefort Festival in Boise, ID on March 26. They play the Regent in Los Angeles, CA on March 21. All dates are listed below.
Reptaliens is the husband and wife team of Bambi and Cole Browning. The couple met on a basketball court while filming a music video for a mutual friend’s band that didn’t exist. After dating for six months, the two married under a blanket of smoke from the season’s forest fires.
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. Inspired by science fiction writers like Philip K. Dick and FM-2030 and music ranging from Paul McCartney and Wings to African artists Francis Bebey and Nahawa Doumbia, the band creates lo-fi chameleonic dreamscapes that fall sonically and visiually somewhere between abstract expressionism and surrealism.
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). The band enraptures audiences with their sincere and theatrical performances.
Reptaliens tour dates
03/16 – Portland, OR – Liquor Store (7” release)
03/17 – Oakland, CA – Eli’s Mild High Club
03/18 – Long Beach, CA – (House show)
03/19 – Santa Barbara, CA – Fun Zone
03/20 – San Diego, CA – Blonde Bar
03/21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
03/23 – Las Vegas, NV – The Velveteen Rabbit
03/24 – Boise, ID – Neurolux (Treefort Festival)
03/26 – Boise, ID – All Ages Movement Project (Treefort Festival)