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Grouplove, Reptar 

When: Fri., May 25, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $15
Reptar got famous for two reasons: rambunctious live shows in and around their hometown of Athens, Georgia, and their debut EP, Oblangle Fizz Y'all, a wildly eccentric pastiche of dance music and Afro-pop. Their highly anticipated LP Body Faucet, produced by Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective), came out on May 1. With less quirk and more sparkle, Body Faucet is just as vigorous as Oblangle (except for the tearjerker song about the kid dying on his bike), but the sound is suddenly cohesive and organized. The fashionable production could be responsible for the fact that synthy shimmers have largely replaced the African influences that defined them early on, though the drum kit still sits front and center. As for frontman Graham Ulicny—he's sounding an awful lot like those other champions of African music, Vampire Weekend. REBECCA WILSON

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