36 colorfully cosmic shots from STRFKR at the Social
Electronica band and occasional cross-dressers STRFKR returned to Florida, a state they like well enough to name a song after on their new album Miracle Mile. The release continues their tradition of glossy indie pop that’s hooky enough to be dance-y but crafty enough to entertain a casual audiophile. Songs like “Kahlil Gibran” sets you to swaying, while the effectively titled “YAYAYA” delivers that Architecture in Helsinki-quality bounciness. Their music is synthy and streamlined, feels instantly familiar and goes down easy. For support, they brought along Chrome Sparks, whose digitized bleeps and electronic drum claps were infrequently performed live previously, so that’s a bonus treat for those patient fans who thought this day might never come.
9/25/2013 | Photos by James Dechert