Tag Archives: indie pop

Sanitized STRFKR Stable and Synthy

Starfucker, much like Republican hopeful Rick Santorum, has a bit of a name problem. The band began life in Portland, Oregon with the (purposefully) absurd moniker of Starfucker, then attempted to change course after finding a surprising amount of success (and landing in a Target ad) after their first self-titled LP in 2008. That name [...]

Vampire Weekend

Picture the cliché college movie scenario: a professor asking you to look to the left and then the right before intoning “One of you will not make it through this course, and one of you will go on to great things.” If that same formula applies to scrappy little college bands, Vampire Weekend is in [...]

Sondre Lerche

From Bergen, Norway, (now living in Brooklyn) Sondre Lerche was signed to Virgin/ EMI before his 16th birthday. His latest release Heartbeat Radio on Rounder Records follows his critically acclaimed soundtrack to the movie Dan in Real Life. His music is upbeat pop with elements of Brazilian, jazz and folk. Lerche’s distinctive voice and talent [...]