Portland lo-fi/indie pop duo Reptaliens have aired the video for their latest single “In Your Backyard“.
Shelving the dreamy synths altogether and working without their other bandmates due to lockdown, Reptaliens reset, picking up their guitars and emphasizing the catchy attack that’s been there all along. Drawing inspiration from the spontaneous energy of the ’90s alternative canon, the pair hit a surge in momentum after a casual-turned-revelatory listen to Jane’s Addiction’s 1990 classic “Been Caught Stealing.”
Watch the Mason Mercer-directed video below, starring: Stephanie Rodriguez, Valeria Guzman, Nadezhda Russo and Marleana Wells.
Oregon natives Bambi and Cole started Reptaliens in the mid-2010s as a multi-faceted vehicle for their most adventurous urges. Across their first two Captured Tracks albums —FM-2030 (2017) and VALIS (2019)—they established themselves as dedicated dreamers and deep thinkers, filling their wooly, homespun synth-pop with meditations on outré science fiction and philosophy.
- I Feel Fine
- Like A Dog
- In Your Backyard
- Take It
- Don’t Wait For Me
- Do You Know You Are Sleeping?
- Go Away
- Someone I Know
- I Can’t Hide