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STRFKR‘s latest album may have been inspired by the loss of a loved one, but it doesn’t show.
Written after the death of lead singer/mastermind Josh Hodges’ grandmother, Reptilians is more affirmation of life than eulogy, thanks to its highly danceable mix of layered synth melodies, energetic beats, and catchy hooks. For a sample of the album, check out the above video for “Bury Us Alive.”
The Portland trio plays the Casbah tonight; in anticipation of the show, Mr. Hodges provided us with his list of influences. Check it out below.
As you can tell from the above video (and our two most recent podcasts), Unknown Mortal Orchestra takes pride in its “Ffunny Ffrends.” The psych-rock band’s upcoming tour, however, is no laughing matter. Dozens of shows in the U.S. and Canada are on the schedule, often with multiple gigs in a single state (three in MO?!, four in TX?!!, eight in CA??!!). Ffunny or not, Unknown Mortal Orchestra must have a lot of ffrends. Continue reading…