SXSW Band of The Day: Reptar
  • MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

  • Posted by: Malcolm Donaldson

If you were born around the same time as me, you know Reptar as a strange green dinosaur in the Nickelodeon show Rugrats, or maybe as lyrical fodder for one Tyler, the Creator. I have one better than either of those: here's Reptar, the band. The bluesy, squeaky electro-rock group says on their website, "Reptar likes to first and foremost make people dance," and that purpose is clear from the first seconds of songs like "Rainbounce" and "Blast Off." From Athens, GA, the five-piece has the same upbeat rhythms of bands like Vampire Weekend and MGMT, while maintaining their own unique style of electronica and bashing rock enthusiasm. Lead-man Graham Ulicny sings his weird brains out in a way that's reminiscent of David Byrne's hyper-articulation as well as the raspy yelp of Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock.

Reptar is releasing their first full length album, Body Faucet, on May 1st via Vagrant Records. But to hold you over until then, check out their EP with the awesome title Oblangle Fizz Y'all. They will also be touring out of their minds this Spring all around the U.S, making stops at South By Southwest and Sasquatch Music Festival. Check out their tour dates below, with the entire video for their recent performance at KEXP.




3/07- Hi-Dive / Denver, CO
3/08- The Bottleneck / Lawrence, KS
3/12- Stickyz Chicken Shack / Little Rock, AR
3/15- FILTER's SXSW Showdown @ Cedar St. (2pm) / Austin, TX
3/15- IFC Crossroads House @ Vice (8pm) / Austin, TX
3/15- Deli Magazine Showcase @ The Gypsy Lounge (11pm) / Austin, TX
3/16- Paste Magazine Showcase @ Stage on 6th (2pm) / Austin, TX
3/16- Comedy Central/Workaholics @ Icenhauer's (4:15pm) / Austin, TX
3/16- Fontana/Frye @ Buffalo Billiard's (11pm) / Austin, TX
3/17- Baeble Showcase @ Peckerhead's (4pm) / Austin, TX
3/17- 40 Watt Free Showcase @ The Side Bar / Austin, TX
3/24- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue / Washington, DC
3/29- Local 506 / Chapel Hill, NC
3/30- The Southern / Charlottesville, VA
4/02- Cactus Club / Milwaukee, WI
4/03- 7th Street Entry / Minneapolis, MN
4/04- High Noon Saloon / Madison, WI
4/05- Schubas / Chicago, IL
4/06- The Firebird / St Louis, MO
4/07- Lifestyle Communities Pavilion / Columbus, OH
4/09- Ninth Ward / Buffalo, NY
4/12- Great Scott / Allston, MA
4/13- KungFu Necktie / Philadelphia, PA
4/14- Bowery Ballroom / New York, NY
5/08- Cabaret Mile-End * / Montreal, QC
5/09- Wrongbar * / Toronto, ON
5/11- Crofoot Ballroom * / Detroit, MI
5/13- The Rave II * / Milwaukee, WI
5/16- Wooly's * / Des Moines, IA
5/17- The Waiting Room Lounge * / Omaha, NE
5/19- Bluebird Theater * / Denver, CO
5/20- Belly Up * / Aspen, CO
5/23- Knitting Factory Concert House * / Boise, ID
5/28- Sasquatch Music Festival / George, WA
6/11- The Theater of Living Arts * / Philadelphia, PA
6/13- 9:30 Club * / Washington, DC

* with Grouplove

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