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Portland's Starfucker (STRFKR) have announced an extensive US tour in support of their forthcoming album Reptilians, the band's sophomore album, and their first with Polyvinyl. The four-piece will kick things off in San Francisco the day their album is released, hit SXSW along the way, and end with a bang, performing three release shows in their hometown of Portland. They'll be touring with label mates Casiokids, as well as Unknown Mortal, Brahms and We All Have Hooks For Hands, among others.
Polyvinyl is offering a limited edition run of 180-gram clear vinyl for Reptilians, and although the release date is not until March 8th, an instant download of the album is available now for all pre-orders through Polyvinyl.
Reptilians focuses primarily on the epic subjects of death and the end of the world, two intertwined subjects at the forefront of songwriter Josh Hodges' mind following the passing of his grandmother. However, the tone of the record stays out of the doldrums, taking a page from British philosopher Alan Watts (whose lectures are excerpted at various intervals), who proposed death is essential as it lends meaning to life.
Reptilians is decidedly STRFKR's most well-rounded and full-sounding album to date -- a buoyant affair that will somehow have you dancing to songs about death and too busy enjoying it to mind. With vibrant crescendos, explosive drum beats, and layered melodies, this is truly an album that fuels the enthusiastic, theatrical dance party of a live show STRFKR is known for.