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Portland-based indie outfit Reptaliens hide their far-out inspirations in light, easygoing pop songs. The married songwriting team of Bambi and Cole Browning wrote songs that filtered themes of romance and relationships through a decidedly sci-fi lens, touching on alien abduction and other surreal topics in their warped songs of love and longing. All of this was delivered with a smooth, somewhat lo-fi sound on their 2017 debut FM-2030. Bambi and Cole Browning were both active in Portland's independent music scene for years when they met and quickly married. The two casually worked on writing songs that took inspiration from Philip K. Dick novels, the oddball jazz mutations of Gary Wilson, and the smooth immediacy of Broadcast. These songs took shape when the couple brought in guitarist Julian Kowalski and drummer Tyler Verigin and transitioned from bedroom project to full-on band. Reptaliens signed to Captured Tracks and in 2017 released the "Prequel"/"Olive Boy" single in advance of their first full-length, FM-2030. The group spent much of that year and the next on tours with established groups like STRFKR, Cults, and Of Montreal, gaining a reputation for their wild and prop-heavy stage show. They returned in 2019 with second album Valis. The record kept the band's relaxed sound but used more emotional themes than the otherworldly alien dreamscapes of its predecessor. ~ Fred Thomas
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