STRFKR's 'Golden Light (Skeletron Mix)' Is an Italo-Disco Treatise on Nothingness

Portland electronipop act is currently touring behind 'Miracle Mile'

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STRFKR are feeling "so alive" on this "Golden Light" remix Photo by Tyler Kohlhoff
Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Portland's STRFKR (or "Starfucker," if you prefer) are right at home amidst the various strains of disco resurrecting via massive pop-culture moments like Drive and Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. Of course, the electronipop posse have their own approach — a heavily psyched vision that plays, at times, like a more humble approach to the solar flare-ups of Empire of the Sun. The quartet is currently on the road in support of their most recent album Miracle Mile (you can stream it for free on SoundCloud) and in support of that they've employed Skeletron to give LP cut "Golden Light" an Italo-drenched remix. Technically, Skeletron is actually STRFKR by (yet) another name, but the end result speaks for itself, plus gets a vocal assist from late philosopher Alan Watts, whose famous speech on nothingness is sampled toward the end. The "Golden Light (Skeletron Mix)" appears on the group's tour-only 12-inch, and right here:

STRFKR tour dates:

September 19 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
September 20 - Nashville, TN @ Exit In
September 21 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
September 22 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
September 24 - Miami, FL @ Grand Central
September 25 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
September 26 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
September 27 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
September 28 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
October 11 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
October 12 - Dallas, TX @ Tree's
October 14 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
October 16 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
October 17 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
October 18 - Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
October 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
October 22 - Hollywood, CA @ Avalon
October 23 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

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