STRFKR Announce Coast To Coast Tour Behind Sophomore Album “Reptilians” on Polyvinyl

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. 
Tour Dates
03/08 – San Francisco, CA – Independent *
03/09 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *
03/11 – W. Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour *
03/12 – Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar *$
03/13 – Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space *
03/14 – Santa Fe, NM – VFW *
03/15-03/19 – SXSW
03/20 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs #
03/22 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Cafe #
03/23 – Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn #
03/25 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar #
03/26 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth #
03/27 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits #
03/29 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 #
03/30 – Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel #
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s #
04/01 – Plains, PA – River Street Jazz Cafe #
04/02 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
04/05 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
04/06 – Portland, ME – Space Gallery
04/07 – Ithaca, NY – Delilah’s @ Ithaca College
04/08 – S. Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
04/09 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
04/10 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
04/11 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s
04/12 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
04/14 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
04/15 – Sioux Falls, SD – Orpheum ^
04/16 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
04/17 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
04/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court – Early Show
04/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge – Late Show
04/21 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
04/22 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
04/23 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
04/26 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
04/28 – Portland, OR – Holocene
4/29 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
4/30 Portland, OR – MS Studios

* w/ Unknown Mortal
$ – w/ Brahms
# w/ Casiokids
^ w/ We All Have Hooks For Hands

For more information, please visit:
http://www.myspace.com/strfkrmusic
http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/