Tuesday, February 23, 2016

New Song by STRFKR, "Never Ever" (Upcoming Album Due in 2016)

Photo via Polyvinyl Records
STRFKR is my kind of band - proudly creating songs that have an inherent danceability, whether under the guise of indie pop, synthpop or neo-psychedelia. This Portland group began in 2007 as Josh Hodges' musical project but quickly grew into a proper band with Shawn Glassford and Keil Corcoran joining in, along with touring members as needed. I picked their funky tune "While I'm Alive" from the last album, Miracle Mile, for my Winter 2013 New Music Playlist and now they are ready to release another album later this year with the single "Never Ever" ready for a listen below.

Drum machine slaps deliver the intro and the groove begins, as melodic vocals carry things into verses and choruses are announced by instruments dropping out for punctuating pauses. A keyboard solo brings it into a slow build complete with handclaps until a fade out brings a conclusion, leaving this fan eager for more.