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Poetic Memory: STRFKR (List)


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.

Video: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Ffunny Ffrends”

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…