STRFKR (also known as Starf*cker) is known for its dance-able and well polished synthy indie pop. Prepare your musical taste-buds, because they have not disappointed with the release of their fourth album, "Miracle Mile".
If you're familiar with Starf*cker then "Miracle Mile" may be just what your expecting: catchy, up beat pop music laden with incredible dance-hooks. Although "Miracle Mile" features darker more serious lyrics. This is accentuated by drowned out vocals, which add to the dark vibe but also give a comfortable sleepy feel to the album (which is sort of a pastiche in Miracle Mile, whether that's intentional or not.)
The album does nothing to truly distinguish itself from any of Starf*cker's other music. It carries a comforting feel through the synth that gives one a similar feeling to walking through a poppy field. But one thing that is noticeable is something that STRFKR stated in a recent interview: in short, they've begun writing their music with the thought of performing it and how fans will feel and react to it and creating an incredible live environment. It's true, their music doesn't carry the same weight playing from a laptop as their explosive sound and stunning live performances. They exemplified this with a celebratory hometown show in Portland recently performing some of their new songs as well as older ones, like their fun cover of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun."
It's clear the boys put their hearts and souls into this album, and it shows. All in all, "Miracle Mile" is catchy and upbeat (although the lyrics suggest otherwise.) It's just what may be expected from Starf*cker: Another great dance album.
Check it out or buy it from Amazon here.