Reptar (band)

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Reptar
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Background information
Origin Athens, Georgia, United States
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2009-present
Labels Joyful Noise Recordings, Vagrant Records, Lucky Number Music
Website reptarmusic.bandcamp.com
Members Graham Ulicny
Ryan Engelberger
William Kennedy
Andrew McFarland

Reptar is an American band from Athens, Georgia founded by members Graham Ulicny (guitar, vocals), Ryan Engelberger (bass), William Kennedy (keyboards) and Andrew McFarland (drums).

History[edit]

Reptar's first release, Oblangle Fizz Y'all, came out on August 2, 2011 through Vagrant Records and Make Records not Bombs. Jace Bartlet (guitar) joined in 2012, playing his first show at the Georgia Theater for New Year's Eve 2011-2012. That same year, Reptar released their debut album Body Faucet through Vagrant Records on May 1[1][2][3][4][5][6] and reached #7 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.[7]

The band's name is taken from the Rugrats character Reptar, which singer/guitarist Graham Ulicny explained "I first tried to name the band Invisible Boyfriend, and everybody goes, 'that is the stupidest name I have ever heard in my life.'" Said Ulicny: "[Reptar] is the second stupidest band name we have ever heard."[8]

On January 14, 2015 Reptar announced that they'd signed to Joyful Noise Recordings and made a limited edition, non-album single available for pre-order[9] Reptar announced the release date for their second album Lurid Glow and premiered a single from the album, "Ice Black Sand" on [10] on February 4, 2015

Band members[edit]

  • Graham Ulicny - vocals, guitar (2009–present)
  • Ryan Engelberger - bass (2009–present)
  • William Kennedy - keyboards (2009–present)
  • Andrew McFarland - drums (2009–present)
  • Jace Bartlet - guitar (2012–2014)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
Body Faucet
Lurid Glow

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
Oblangle Fizz Y'all (EP)
  • Released: 2 August 2011
  • Label: Vagrant Records, Make Records Not Bombs, Quality Faucet Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, 12" vinyl

Singles[edit]

Year Title Label Album
2010 "Houseboat Babies" / "Cannabis Canyon" (Radio Edit) Make Records Not Bombs Non-Album Tracks
2012 "Stuck In My Id" Lucky Number Music Oblangle Fizz Y'all (EP)
2015 "In Through The Eyelids" / "Delusional" Joyful Noise Recordings Non-Album Single

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mistich, Dan (August 15, 2012). "Reptar: Body Faucet". PopMatters. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Cohen, Ian (May 24, 2012). "Reptar - Body Faucet". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Reed, Ryan (May 1, 2012). "Reptar: Body Faucet". Paste Magazine. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ferguson, Jason on (May 1, 2012). "Album Review: Reptar - Body Faucet". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ Nicholson, Rebecca (June 28, 2012). "Reptar: Body Faucet - review". The Guardian. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Edward (June 29, 2012). "Reptar - 'Body Faucet' - A party band that are deft at being daft". NME. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ Cherrie, Chrysta. [Reptar at AllMusic "Body Faucet"] Check |url= value (help). Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Reptar Homepage". p. Read Me. Retrieved April 2, 2013. There are four boys who make up Reptar. They have offered twice as many (if not more) explanations for why they chose to name their band after a Rugrats character. But these days, the Athens, GA based group is sticking to this one: "I first tried to name the band Invisible Boyfriend," giggles singer-guitarist Graham Ulicny. "And everybody goes, 'that is the stupidest name I have ever heard in my life.'" So why Reptar? "It is the second stupidest band name we have ever heard." 
  9. ^ http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/journal/reptar-joins-jnr-7-available-today/
  10. ^ http://www.spin.com/articles/reptar-ice-black-sand-lurid-glow-new-album/

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