Familiarity lies within STRFKR’s funky jams such as “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second”, “While I’m Alive” and my personal favorite, a remake of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”. A departure from their past, Portland’s own STRFKR (Also known as Starfucker) is back at it again. Being No One, Going Nowhere, out Nov. 4 via Polyvinly Records, is the group’s long awaited follow up to Miracle Mile.
“Tape Machine” is the first released song from the album and it couldn’t be any dreamier. The song utilizes many sonic soundscapes, including what sounds like a psychedelic bass, while frontman Joshua Hodges brings truth to reality in his underlying lyrics , “I know your darkness better than you think, while all your old lovers falling on their knees”. “Tape Machine” was written by Hodges, along with two Dutch friends, while he was in Amsterdam visiting his girlfriend and trying to find inspiration. Lucky for us the two friends decided not to use the song on their project due to it’s poppiness and Hodges was able to use it on the new STRFKR record. The band’s infectious beats are spacey yet tight enough to dance to.
Make sure to catch them and all of their irresistible tunes on tour this Fall.
Listen to “Tape Machine” on our Monomania Spotify Playlist: