The members of Starfucker once said they chose this name for the band to just based on the curiosity of how far they could get “with a stupid name like that.” However, the band has generated some very serious buzz and have put out a record that is anything but silly, and is actually truly and gravely fantastic. Their third full length record Reptilian has received a great reception from SPIN, who gave the record a high score and state that “the Portland quartet’s third album is its best yet.” Even Pitchfork, who usually turn a cold shoulder to pop, admitted that Reptilians is indeed, “believe it or not, it’s actually a pretty good album.” STRFKR have also been featured on the popular UK website NME. The band has recently been supporting relief efforts in Japan as part of a Polyvinyl compilation that features label mates Deerhoof, Casiokids and Love Is All. The band is currently on tour across the US in support of Reptilians, playing club dates as well as making major festival appearances such as the Bumbershoot Festival and the Pygmalion Music Festival. The group already sold out 30 shows and counting in the US in support of Reptilians in 2011. In San Francisco, STRFKR performed in front of 15,000 jumping and screaming fans at Outside Lands a couple of weeks ago. A song from their debut album is also part of a heavily aired Target commericial recently as well.
“Bury Us Alive” reigns supreme with a driving keyboard line that will be your hum-along melody for days after hearing it in the same way that MGMT was. The vocals stay in the background as they trip the wire of synth layers, guitars and drums.
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