I have been obsessing over Reptar’s new album “Body Faucet” since it was released about a month ago. I can’t stop listening to it. So naturally Reptar was high up on my list of bands I had to see at Sasquatch, and they did not disappoint. At the start of their set I was in the photo pit trying to get some good pictures but quickly gave up on that to dance and enjoy the music instead.
I got the chance to sit down and talk with Graham Ulicny (singing/guitar) and William Kennedy (keys) after they performed. These guys were so much fun to talk to. We talk about the Gorge, aliens, and how much Reptar loves Grouplove. Below is an excerpt from the interview but you can click here for an unedited and very funny version of the interview (NSFW).
Me: Have you guys ever been out here to the Gorge before?
William: No. It’s so beautiful. We are freaking out.
Graham: (To the reader/listener) I wish you guys could see what I’m looking at right now. I’m seeing a sunset, there’s a cowboy riding over a lone hill into the canyon.
William: Evel Knievel just jumped across the canyon.
Graham: Yeah. Evel Knievel is doing backflips over this interview right now.
William: Apparently there is a difference between a canyon and a gorge. We haven’t figured it out yet.
Graham: Yeah! What is the difference between a canyon and a gorge? Steven Graham is going to pay you $30 if you can email him and tell him what the difference between a gorge and a canyon is.
(I would like to note that I never agreed to that)
Me: There are differences between playing a club show and playing an outdoor festival like this. Are there things that stand out to you that you like about either one?
William: I like doing the outdoor stuff like this. I get a cool vibe just being outside and being able to look up at the sky.
Graham: Playing this show, being able to look at that crazy gorge/canyon, I was just zoning out.
William: It’s cool to be out in the wilderness. We only play cities and clubs and this is the exact opposite of that so it’s cool to be playing music in both environments. I don’t know, I prefer being out here. I can’t really describe it.
Me: Time for the hard hitting questions. Do you guys believe in Sasquatch?
Graham: Oh (shoot). I believe in aliens and if I believe in aliens I’m assuming there is probably stuff on Earth that we haven’t figured out. I mean, it’s scientific fact that there were giant ape like creatures several thousand years ago. There is no reason why some of them can’t have survived in different places. I don’t think Sasquatch be hanging out here.
William: There are too many people here. Sasquatch likes his alone time.
Me: Do you guys have anything coming up? I don’t want to ask about another record because you just put one out but is there something coming up?
Graham: We are working on another record. Playing the record has been really cool. We have only been playing it for a second.
William: We have been on tour with the band Grouplove for the last couple of weeks.
Me: I am interviewing Grouplove tomorrow.
William: Ask them about us.
Me: Well if I am going to ask them about you I need to you ask you guys what you think about Grouplove?
Graham: They are great! They were like the greatest, nicest people we have ever met.
William: We had a really great time with them.