Written by: Mikala Lugen
Reptaliens Search For Intelligent Life In New Single & Music Video “Take It” [Listen/Watch]
Portland, Oregon-based synth-pop band Reptaliens have shared their third single and music video “Take It” from their forthcoming album, Multiverse.
“Take It” follows the group’s previously released forthcoming album singles “Like A Dog” and “I Feel Fine.” The new single takes a simple guitar riff and builds it up with a varied rhythm section and dreamy vocals, combining it into an easy listening lyrical story that spans to three minutes.
“Come with us on a journey to find intelligent life while we dig through old footage. The truth is out there,” the band said in a press statement.
Watch the official music video below, which illustrates the song with old black and white film. Listen to “Take It” on all streaming platforms here.
“Take It” – Reptaliens
After exploring surreal realms of high-concept synth-pop across two acclaimed albums, the husband and wife duo – Cole and Bambi Browning – found newfound clarity in a stark, grounded approach on their self-produced forthcoming LP, Multiverse. Known for heady lyrics about conspiracy theories and transhumanism, the duo have streamlined to the lean, propulsive essentials. Recorded at home on the sleepy west side of Portland, with deer and woodpeckers regularly popping into their tree-lined backyard, the duo played all of the instruments themselves, shelving the dreamy synths altogether and working without their other bandmates – Julian Kowalski (guitar), Bryson Hansen (synth), and Tyler Vergian (drums) – due to lockdown.
In addition to their newly released single and forthcoming album, Reptaliens has also extended its winter 2022 tour dates. The band will kick off their new year of touring at Salt Lake City, UT’s Kilby Court on January 24th and will headline 28 additional shows throughout the U.S., finishing off with a performance at Boise, ID’s Treefort Music Fest slated for March 23rd-27th. Tickets to their headlining show at Kilby Court can be found here.
You can pre-order Multiverse here ahead of its official release date on January 21st. The label exclusive first pressing comes with branded rolling papers, a nod to the fact that the band members’ day job is working on an Oregon weed farm. Scroll down to see a full list of upcoming tour dates. Visit the band’s website for additional information.
1/24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
1/25 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
1/26 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
1/27 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
1/28 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen *
1/29 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room *
1/30 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s *
2/1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird *
2/3 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
2/4 – New York, NY – Baby’s All Right *
2/5 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry *
2/6 – Washington DC – Songbyrd *
2/8 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle *
2/9 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
2/10 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 *
2/11 – Nashville, TN – The Basement *
2/13 – Dallas, TX – DaDa *
2/14 – Austin, TX – Empire *
2/16 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge *
2/17 – San Diego, CA – Whistle Stop ^
2/18 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room ^
2/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo ^
2/20 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club ^
2/22 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studio ^
2/23 – Seattle, WA – Substation ^
2/24 – Bellingham, WA – Boundary Bay Taproom ^
2/26 – Boise, ID – Neurolux ^
2/27 – Reno, NV – Holland Project ^
3/23 – 3/27 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest
* = w/ Renata Zeiguer
^ = w/ Spaceface