Reptar unveil "Sebastian" video


Reptar unveil the video for their single "Sebastian".

Directed by Deadhorse, Ben Fries and Jesse Cain (who have also created memorable promos for the likes of Kindness, Holy Ghost, and Theophilus London), the clip combines performance footage of Reptar's lead singer Graham Ulicny, shot from several angles simultaneously to create a surreal and cubistic effect, with living tableaus. The tableaus depict the story of Saint Sebastian, the Christian saint and martyr and earliest gay icon, who was tied to a tree and shot with arrows before ultimately being clubbed to death for his criticism of the Emperor.

Reptar - "Sebastian" video:

"Sebastian" is the current single off of Reptar's debut album Body Faucet. Produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Washed Out), Body Faucet is the follow up to the group's heralded debut EP Oblangle Fizz Y'all, which Rolling Stone praised for its, "...blend of upbeat rhythms, reggae-infected vocals and psychedelic textures." Body Faucet finds the band delving deeper into world-music influences to compliment their unique blend of danceable and electro infused pop.

Reptar began playing music in late 2008. Since then, the quartet has gained a reputation for their frenzied, must-see live show. After a sold out headline tour that had the band on the road non-stop since February, Reptar are currently out with Grouplove, culminating the epic run of dates with a performance at Sasquatch. In June the band will head over seas for UK dates and return to the U.S. for Fall tour dates to be announced soon.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as the band unveils remixes from the album.

Reptar 2012 US tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

5/22 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room#
5/23 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House#
5/25 - Portland, OR - Star Theater#
5/26 - George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
6/12 - New York, NY - Webster Hall#
6/13 - Washington, DC - 930 Club#
6/14 - Boston, MA - WFNX Presents: The Seaport Six in Boston
7/22 - Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
9/28 - Fairburn, GA - Counterpoint Music Festival

# with Grouplove

"Kinetic, danceable rock..." - The New York Times

"Keyed-up, Afro-pop-inflected indie rock..." - The New Yorker

"A bouncy, flamboyant album packed with danceable jams." - Under The Radar

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