Ring in the New Year with STRFKR @ Neumos
By Lindsey Potter
Starfucker, Pyramid, Pyramiddd, STRFKR…whatever name they feel like going by, this Portland band remained consistent with their indie-synth-pop vibe with the release of their fourth album, Miracle Mile.
As someone who has enjoyed their eclectic sound since their first self titled album, I have been looking forward to seeing them live again for the last few months. I’ll get the chance this week when the play Neumos on Monday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31.
My longing to see them live again might have something to do with the fact that I’ve recently had a recurring fantasy involving the band. In it, I’m driving along a sunny coast with”Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” playing through the stereo, when in reality I’m standing at the bus stop in the dampness that is winter here in Seattle.
A live staple, I’m sure we’ll get to hear “Rawnald” alongside tracks from Miracle Mile and and the band’s other albums, Jupiter (2009) and Reptilians (2011), but audiences should be just as excited for the band’s notoriously absurd costumes and creative performances. They’ll make for a fun way to close out 2013 and ring in 2014.