STRFKR is going back in time. Hitting the road for a 16 show tour across the U.S., the band is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, “Starfucker”. Planning to play songs exclusively from their first release, STRFKR is hitting all the major corners of the states, starting in September.
While we wait for the fall to come around, let’s get reacquainted with the first record that features heavy electro dance grooves, and brings the 80’s into the modern times of the then late 2000’s.
The Portland-based band’s most commercially successful song from that record is easily “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” with great thanks to it being used in a Target ad back in the day. However, if you’re unfamiliar with STRFKR, this record is filled with songs all worthy of receiving the same kind of attention. “Pop Song”, “Holly”, and “German Love” are some of my favorite tracks.
As a whole though, this album feels like one large art installation with the reoccurring use of textures and sounds that they’ve tailored to create their own identity for the next 10 years to come.
Austin Newkirk is a San Francisco Bay Area photographer. You’ll likely find him in one of three places - out at the beach with his dog, Ky, at a brewery sipping on a stout, or out shooting your next favorite band.