Lyrics from JuliusDifficult to categorize in one genre, Portland, Oregon band STRFKR play indie pop music influenced by synth, house and electro. The group formed in 2007 by frontman Joshua Hodges as a solo departure from his previous indie band Sexton Blake. After experiencing an increase in hype in the Portland scene, Hodges recruited Ryan Biornstad (guitar, keyboard, vocals), Shawn Glassford (bass, keyboard) and Keil Corcoran (drums, keyboards) for live shows. STRFKR received their first break in 2008 when their song “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” was used in a Target commercial. The group is noted for changing their name three times and occasionally (to the delight of their girlfriends) playing in drag. STRFKR have released six albums in the form of singles, EPs and LPs since their musical birth in 2007. Portland-based Badman Recording Co. released the group's debut LP in 2008 as well as their Jupiter EP in 2009. In 2011, the Reptilians LP was released on Polyvinyl Records.