“Ice Black Sand” by Reptar

Continuing their exploration of indie-electro-guitar-pop-weirdness, Reptar returns with their second full-length album, Lurid Glow, out now on Joyful Noise Recordings. A diverse amalgamation of sounds and styles delineate the music of Reptar, culminating from the band’s disparate array of influences. Comparisons can be made to bands like Talking Heads and MGMT, but Reptar simultaneously showcases musicianship in the heritage of Frank Zappa, Rush, Mike Patton, and Tortoise – creating a blend of party music suitable for music nerds.

Here in 2015, Reptar is back to deliver on the hype. Lurid Glow is an expansive, artful development for the band, as catchy as it is difficult to classify. Building upon their party-wielding instincts, Lurid Glow fuses arrangements of horns, keyboards, guitars, and much more into compositionally-refined, booty-shaking anthems. Whether it’s the pulsating “Ice Black Sand” that transforms effortlessly from droning arpeggios to gorgeous pop choruses, the simple steel drum serenade of “Amanda”, or the 80s-prog-tinged “Cable”, Lurid Glow is a compelling statement from a band on their own unruly trajectory.


01. No One Will Ever Love You
02. Ice Black Sand
03. Cable
04. Sea Of Fertility
05. Amanda
06. Every Chance I Get
07. Easier To Die
08. Daily Season
09. Particle Board
10. Breezy


11.04 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
11.05 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Bahia
11.06 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
11.10 – Portland, OR – @Star Theatre
11.11 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
11.12 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
11.13 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown
11.14 – Walla Walla, WA – Main Street Studios
11.16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
11.17 – Fort Collins, CO – Downtown Artery
11.18 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
11.19 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
11.20 – Lincoln, NE – Vega
11.21 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
11.22 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchent
11.23 – Indianapolis, IN – Joyful Noise Recordings %

% – w/ Breathers, Oh, Rose, Sound of Ceres, and Holiday Mountain