By Angela Espinoza, Arts Editor
On May 1, Reptar released their debut album, Body Faucet. Amongst other necessary questions, such as, “Why am I only hearing of this band now?” and “Please, will you shut up and take my money, Reptar?” you must be wondering if they’re named after the Godzilla-like creature from Rugrats (1991–2004)… yes. Yes they are. Moving on.
Reptar is without a doubt the product of one of the most candy-coated generations ever to literally be conceived. Singer and guitarist Graham Ulicny has a ridiculously unique voice, tossing out notes left and right and showing off his vocal range with a mix of shouting out, tenor-like cooing, and the occasional deep purring. But despite his talents, Ulicny would only be a fraction of himself were it not for Reptar’s four other multi-talents backing him along the way.
The album’s songs cover themes from, with info taken from their adorably ‘90s-style website, getting over the loss of a friend, embracing one’s “sexual awakening,” and fighting through heartbreak. Amongst some of the best on the album are the tracks “Orifice Origami,” “Houseboat Babies,” and “Sweet Sipping Soda.”
An absolute fantastic debut, Body Faucet is definitely one to keep running throughout the summer.