REVERSELS – LASABRE is at Top 200 Radio Now!!!

This genre-bending band was actually introduced to me by the extremely cool pals of Negativland; although they don’t have a ton in common sonically, they do share an adventurous, taboo-smashing spirit and headquarters in North Carolina. Take a look at their bio below and you will find some wild stuff about their backgrounds! And then if you take a look at that RIYL list below THAT and conclude “how can these possibly be all for one band?”, well that’s a reasonable reaction, but take a listen to this thing and you’ll see. Some of this record is gauzy dream-pop, often with a voice in a higher register (a la Cocteau Twins etc). Then some of it is harsher, almost industrial or darkwave-leaning rock, often with a voice in a lower register (a la Nine Inch Nails etc). One track really reminds me of Black Moth Super Rainbow and another really reminds me of Nick Cave. It’s all in there!! Give it a listen and let me know what your favorite parts are, this is one I anticipate everybody having a different answer to that question. For FCC purposes I’ve made sure to let ya know in as many places as I can, that track 9 is the only one with actual Swear Words, but depending on how conservative your station/listenership is, you may find some of the sexually-explicit non-cuss stuff in tracks 8, 10, and 13 a little too much as well, so take a look at the lyrics sheet if you want to make sure (that’s included in my download link if you’re a station rep)!




By sheer coincidence, both members of this queer doom pop band were raised in different cults. The leader of the cult that Pretty Boy Floyd was immersed in pressured families to have vasectomy reversals, glorifying limitless procreation. The children born after these procedures became singers in the leader’s “Reversal Choir,” children who were told they owed their existence to him.
In the beginning of 2018, Pretty Boy and Story began discussing what would eventually become their own Reversels, a dynamic sonic departure from the predatory, misogynistic, homophobic, and authoritarian environments of their youth.
The band continually strives to reverse these harmful teachings through their music, an attempt to sing-into-being a world of gender diversity, sex positivity, individual growth, and healing.
Two albums and numerous live shows later, Reversels’ sound continues to evolve with their third full album release, LaSabre. Dancing both poignantly and playfully through themes of queer love and loss, the band continues to advocate for the underdog and the demonized, rejecting oppression and celebrating life & death in all of their majesty.

RIYL: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Casket Girls, Nine Inch Nails,

Blonde Redhead, Cocteau Twins, Nick Cave, King Woman

Start With: 2, 6, 8

FCC: 9
(8, 10 & 13 are sexually explicit but w/o swears)

Contact me for a download link if you’re a radio rep!

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