STRFKR is the press friendlier name for Starf***er. I honestly thought it was "striker" when I first saw the acronyms, just like how I thought it was "mister kraft" for MSTRKRFT (it is Masterkraft, FYI).
Anyroad, this Portland is known for "accessible dance hooks", so you can just picture synth and disco beats.
Tomorrow (October 11th), the band will be releasing a split 7" with Seattle's Champagne Champagne - you can hear "Dragon Queens" on soundcloud.com.
In more STRFKR news, Polyvinyl Records will be releasing Jupiter to Europe on November 8th. The EP features a cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", as well as new cover artwok and three extra songs. The reason for the UK release is because the little fkrs are heading there to tour:
Nov 18, 2011 - Club Control, Bucharest, Romania
Nov 19, 2011 - Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Nov 20, 2011 - Michelberger Hotel, Berlin, Germany
Nov 23, 2011 - B72, Vienna, Austria
Nov 24, 2011 - Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovakia
Nov 25, 2011 - Royal, Baden, Switzerland
Nov 26, 2011 - Amalgame Club, Switzerland
Nov 29, 2011 - White Heat @ Madame Jojo's, London
Dec 1, 2011 - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec 3, 2011 - Hundertmeister, Duisburg, Germany
Dec 4, 2011 - Gebaeude 9, Cologne, Germany
Dec 7, 2011 - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 8, 2011 - Debaser Malmo, Malmo, Sweden
Dec 10, 2011 - Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway
Jan 5, 2012 - Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 6, 2012 - Great American Music, S Francisco, CA
Jan 7, 2012 - The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Jan 8, 2012 - The Glass House, Pomona, CA
Jan 9, 2012 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Jan 10, 2012 - The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
Jan 11, 2012 - VFW, Santa Fe, NM
Jan 13, 2012 - The Prophet Bar, Dallas, TX
Jan 14, 2012 - The Mohawk, Austin, TX
Jan 15, 2012 - Fitzgerald's, Houston, TX
Jan 17, 2012 - One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA
Jan 18, 2012 - The Engine Room, Tallahassee, FL
Jan 19, 2012 - Backbooth, Orlando, FL
Jan 20, 2012 - Bardot, Miami, FL
Swedish duo Oskar Linnaeus and Adam Jonsson are LCTRISC (which is pronounced "elektrisk") has a new single, "Reach The Children (Book of Doom)".
The music video for "Reach The Children (Book of Doom)" can be seen on youtube. The video uses footage from a bicycle safety film from 1963, titled, One Got Fat: Bicycle Safety.
LCTRISC commented on the video: "Picture a rabid chimpanzee banging the drums on a minefield with a baby unicorns head. This song is dedicated to that baby."
POD, which stands for "Payable on Death", is a rather old band from the early 90s. They're pretty massive, and I've just receive words that they've joined Razor & Tie's roster.
A new, yet-to-be titled album will be out Spring of 2012 and will be produced by Howard Benson (who also produced the band's hit album, Satellite as well as hits for 3 Doors Down, Kelly Clarkson, Theory Of A Deadman, Daughtry, All American Rejects, and My Chemical Romance, etc.)
Singer Sonny Sandoval seems happy with the new transition: "We are really excited to be starting a new chapter of our career with Razor & Tie. We just can't wait to put out the new album and show everyone what we've worked so hard on."
In the meantime, they're playing a few dates:
10/22 - Houston, TX - The Woodlands Pavilion - KTBZ BuzzFest