Portland’s Reptaliens are led by husband and wife duo Bambi and Cole Brown. Starting off as a bedroom pop project, Reptaliens quickly morphed into a fully fledged act, adding in members to fill out the band’s live sound. Gaining local and national attention, the group signed to indie label Captured Tracks, which has been home to artists like as Mac Demarco, Wild Nothing, and DIIV.

The group’s latest is Multiverse. Like the band’s past albums, there are elements of sci-fi and conspiracy theory, but Multiverse leans into a more reflective feel. If you like Japanese Breakfast or Jay Som, we recommend opening your ears for this performance, recorded live in the 850 W. Lincoln loft studio.

If you enjoy this performance, learn more about Reptaliens via their Linktree, which has about everything you need to know about them. You can also give a listen to their appearance on WASTOIDS’ Clairaudience, where they joined host Ersa Lowly to discuss Philip K. Dick, ’90s alt rock, and more. They just came back from a full U.S. tour with Hot Flash Heat Wave, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see them announce something else in the near future.

Photos by Trevor Novatin.

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