As previously announced, Portland, Oregon’s dream pop purveyors Reptaliens have signed to Captured Tracks. Tomorrow, March 31, the band release their first single for the label “Prequel,” b/w “Olive Boy.” Today the video for “Olive Boy” premiered at Under The Radar.
Watch the video for “Olive Boy” here.
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.