Great news everyone! We're SUPER SUPER excited to announce that Portland, OR's Starfucker have officially signed with Polyvinyl! Their upcoming 7", Julius, is currently up for pre-order right now with a physical release date of October 12th, 2010! All pre-orders receive an instant download of both tracks at check out.
Led by principal songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Hodges, Starfucker have already made a name for themselves throughout the indie/electronic scene with their self-titled debut and their follow-up EP, Jupiter. After a short-lived name change, the guys decided to keep the Starfucker moniker and continue to do what they do best - crafting instantly catchy dance pop that's sure to please.
Julius will be available on limited blue vinyl and features the title track on the A-side along with "Helium Muffin" on the B-side. Click the links below to pre-order your copy and to check out the band's various social networking pages.
The Willamette Week showed some home town love for Starfucker by writing up a great review of the band's upcoming Julius 7" in the Local Cut section. The article gives some great insight into the history of the band and also praises their new relationship with us here at Polyvinyl! Click the link below to check out the article and to stream "Julius" for free!
The dudes in STRFKR sure know how to have a good time! Their current tour with Octopus Project has been going great and they've even found time to document a bit of it from the road. Check out the band as they cruise the US, hang in the studio, and get "socked."
On top of continuing to kick major ass at all times, STRFKR keep cranking out these radical tour videos, and they're all AWESOME! The series is titled 'Bury Us Alive' and the new installment features some sweet pets along with some intense frisbee golf. Check it out above. Click HERE to see if these dudes are coming to your town.
You just can't stop the dudes in STRFKR. They're everywhere these days. Touring the US, making sweet videos, and getting featured on NME! Their latest jam "Julius" is on NME's daily download section, so I suggest you head on over there and check it out!
The stars have aligned! STRFKR's new Julius 7" is officially out today! You can pick one up at your favorite local record shop or you can get the limited blue vinyl from us RIGHT HERE! They come with a download code + free sticker and button.
STRFKR are currently out on tour with Octopus Project in support of Julius. Check out the newest tour video above, equipped with an awesome acapella Red Hot Chilli Peppers cover by drummer Keil Corcoran. Complete list of tour dates can be found HERE.
Check out the latest update from the STRFKR kids as they hit Birmingham (aka Burning Man) on their tour with Octopus Project. Special guests: fish net stockings, trippy video-feedback pyramids, weird memorabilia, and a parting inspirational message. For a complete list of tour dates, click HERE.
Want to find out what's been going on with the guys in STRFKR lately? Well, you can! Melophobe and The 405 both posted great interviews that talk about their new Julius 7" + their current tour with Octopus Project. Check out both interviews by clicking the links below.
STRFKR's "Julius" was included in KEXP's "Music That Matters" Podcast. Sweet! The podcast's got a little bit of everything that falls under KEXP's favorites umbrella: from blog house (Duck Sauce's "Barbara Streisand") to Low End Theory's pop voice (Bath's "Pop Song"), to post-chillwave jammers (Toro Y Moi's "Leave Everywhere"). Click the link below to get your groove on and warm your fingertips with this summery mix.
What better way to kick off 2011 than with a brand new album from STRFKR? Reptilians, the band's 2nd full-length and 1st for Polyvinyl set to be released March 8th, is now available for pre-order. Reptilians is available on 180-gram clear (limited to 700 copies) or black vinyl, CD or MP3 formats. The LP also comes with a poster. And here's the best part, if you PRE-ORDER right now, you'll get an instant MP3 download of the ENTIRE ALBUM at check out! You can also download the first single, "Bury Us Alive," for free by clicking HERE.
Lyrically, Reptilians focuses primarily on death and the end of the world. Amazingly, the album sounds not the least bit depressing. Full of explosive drums, vibrant crescendos, and layered synth melodies, Reptilians is surely STRFKR's most well-rounded and full-sounding album to date.
The stars have aligned! STRFKR just announced their full US tour today in support of their upcoming album Reptilians. The dance party begins with back-to-back nights in San Francisco on March 8th/9th, which is Reptilians' release date, and wraps up with a 3-night run in the band's hometown of Portland, OR on 4/30. All the Portland shows are only $5!
On top of all that, during the middle of the tour, labelmates Casiokids will join STRFKR for 11 shows! So if you're looking for a night of awesome electro-dance grooves to get you movin', check out the tour page HERE for the complete list of dates.
Check out this awesome live session with STRFKR. After coffee and donuts, the band heads downstairs into somebody's (not sure whose) basement, and performs an intimate rendition of "Mystery Cloud" off of their forthcoming album Reptilians. Into The Woods captures the whole thing so you can check it out (above)!
Photojournalists come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they come in the form of STRFKR using their cell phone camera on tour. ALARM magazine just conducted an interview with STRFKR in which drummer/multi-instrumentalist Keil Corcoran comments on a stockpile of photos he took on the band's most recent national tour. Click the link below to head over to ALARM and see what a STRFKR tour is like behind the scenes.
STRFKR's friends in Chicago over at Liberum Pictures came up with this awesome video for STRFKR's "Quality Time," a track off their upcoming LP Reptilians, in stores March 8. While it's not an official STRFKR video, it does feature a time-stopping, party-starting, glammed-out...dude, who brings to life an otherwise lame party (with the help of STRFKR's "Quality Time"). Check it out above.
We've all taken road trips and seen some crazy stuff. But when you're on the road all time, like STRFKR who's in the midst of a two-month national tour in support of their recent Polyvinyl debut Reptilians, you see TONS of crazy stuff. And drummer Keil Corcoran was there with his trusty cell phone camera to document all the happenings--from naked bicycle riding to smiling dogs to supposedly psycho-active sunglasses. Click the link below to head over to Self-Titled Mag and read the whole interview.
Meet the men behind the myth. STRFKR's bassist / multi-instrumentalist Shawn Glassford chats with Wheelscene, a UK based music blog, about the history of the band, touring abroad, and why the joke's on us. Click the link below to read the whole interview, and catch STRFKR when they pass through your area.
STRFKR's "Bury Us Alive" off their new album Reptilians is featured on SPIN.com's April mixtape! Click on the link below for a free download of the 17-track playlist. Then head on over to our store to purchase Reptilians on limited edition 180 gram clear vinyl!
STRFKR's bringing back their tour videos! Check out Episode 18 here, then click the link below to see all of STRFKR's YouTube videos. Don't forget to purchase your copy of Reptilians from the e-store if you haven't done so already!
Independent Ethos sat down with all five members of STRFKR to talk about their music, tour experiences, lyrics, genre stylings, and their inspiration from philosopher Alan Watts. Check out part 1 of the interview at the link below!