Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 | educator since 2004 | podcaster since 2020 | Iranian American since birth

Strfkr: Miracle Mile (Polyvinyl)

File created with CoreGraphics

 

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine:

Strfkr Miracle Mile (Polyvinyl)

The poster children for the hipster city of Portland, Oregon, STRFKR, return with Miracle Mile, the follow-up to the ear-catching Reptilians. Where Reptilians was a direct tribute to MGMT, Miracle Mile incorporates some Phoenix into the mix. While this is a nice blend, STFKR doesn’t do much to change up what’s happening from song to song. Synthesizers continue to play a central role in the warbling electro/indie pop concoctions. But there is a relaxed energy on Miracle Mile that speaks to the group’s songwriting confidence. Starting strong with the falsetto hums of “While I’m Alive” and polyphonic tones of “Yayaya,” the bubbly guitars play a similar refrain throughout the album. Even on the introspective “Kahlil Gibran” and the subdued Stone Rosesesque “Nite Rite” the mood is unrelentingly upbeat. Much like its predecessor, Miracle Mile masks its doom-and-gloom lyricism with so much danceability that it plays out with excessive optimism. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Information

This entry was posted on April 17, 2013 by in Reviews and tagged , , , , , , .

Pictures of Lily Twitter

Pictures of Lily Instagram

Something is wrong.
Instagram token error.
Follow

RSS Pictures of Lily Podcast

  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.29: Nile Marr January 14, 2021
    In the 29th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of interviewing Nile Marr for Mix Magazine. Listen here: Or on your preferred podcast platform: … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.29: Nile Marr appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
    Lily Moayeri
  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.28: Bloopers Part Two December 31, 2020
    In the 28th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, the final one of the first year, co-producer, director and editor Laurence Schroeder compiles all the flubs and fumbles, breaths and yawns from … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.28: Bloopers Part Two appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
    Lily Moayeri
  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.27: The Avalanches December 16, 2020
    In the 27th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences behind the scenes of interviewing The Avalanches most recently for Under the Radar Magazine. Listen here: Or on … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.27: The Avalanches appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
    Lily Moayeri

Web Sustainability

My website is powered by 100% renewable energy