Portland pop merchants Reptaliens have announced FM-2030, their debut album, and shared lead single "If You Want".
The lo-fi outfit - spearheaded by husband and wife Cole and Bambi Browning - have named their record after the "mysterious transhumanist philosopher" FM-2030. It was recorded at The Green House in their home city with producer Riley Geare, and features contributions from Julian Kowalski, Bryson Hansen, and Tyler Vergian.
"Bambi and I write all the music," Cole says. "Sometimes we work together to construct songs and sometimes I'll come home from work and she'll have a masterpiece finished and perfectly crafted. We both add to each other's songs and none really seem completely Bambi's or mine. We do everything together."
"[The album] gravitates toward other people's obsessions and draws inspiration from them," explains Bambi. "I like to think of method acting and personify myself as the obsessor, writing from their perspective. I love pretending and creating around these personalities."