STRFKR – Reptilians
STRFKR’s Reptilians will put you in a dance trance that you will have no desire to come out of.
Not only is their music unique and fun their name is equally as delightful to say. STRFKR, also known simply as Starfucker, are an electronica band from the great city of Portland. Being in the music business since 2007 and having 3 studio albums under their belt along with three or four name changes, STRFKR is certainly a standout in their genre. It may also help that the band has a tendency to preform in drag either to pull more people to their shows just for a chance to see them all dolled up in women’s clothes. STRFKR consists of Joshua Hodges (vocals, keyboards, guitar, drums), Shawn Glassford (bass, keyboards, drums), Keil Corcoran (drums, keyboards, vocals) and Patrick Morris (guitar keyboard, vocals).
STRFKR shows, in general, make you want to dance until your legs go out and their second studio album Reptilians doesn’t disappoint in the dance area either. From the semi-calming, sway worthy tunes of “The White of Noon” to the spaztic convulsive dancing that comes with songs like “Julius” the album covers all kinds of upbeat dance songs that make you want to turn up the beats and forget about your worries. A couple songs on the album have unique intros or outros that have samples from Lectures by the British philosopher Alan Watts (“Mystery Cloud” and “Hungry Ghost” on this particular album).
Not only are the beats out of control on this album but the lyrics are catchy and fun as well. Take a listen to “Quality Time” to really understand what I am saying. STRFKR is a hard band to describe; it is completely one of those bands you need to hear to really understand their musical genius. Seeing them in concert is also a HUGE must as well. Their live shows are an exhilarating experience where you completely forget your insecurities and let loose with the dance moves that you only do by yourself with no outside eyes to see.
STRFKR’s Reptilians will put you in a dance trance that you will have no desire to come out of. So next time you are feeling in the mood to dance like a fool, download some STRFKR and blare the crap out of it. Trust me, it is good life choices and you will not regret it. If you really like them, check out their newest album confusingly entitled Reptilian that should be released later this year according to Wikipedia.