STRFKR (Starfucker)
STRFKR (Starfucker) In the past, Portland, OR based Starfucker (STRFKR) has received almost as much attention for its not-always-accessible moniker as for its immensely accessible dance hooks. But, having flirted briefly with a couple of name changes, the group is now firmly settled on Starfucker and so the focus can rightly return to what got people talking in the first place: the quartet's endlessly catchy, hook-laden pop. And there's no better place for that conversation to begin than with Reptilians, the band's second album and first with Polyvinyl. Just as with the band's previous two releases, Reptilians was written almost entirely by principal songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Hodges. This time around, however, the group's sound is bolstered by the addition of Keil Corcoran (whom Hodges describes as a "human drum machine") and producer Jacob Portrait (The Dandy Warhols, Mint Chicks).