STRFKR release video for “Open Your Eyes”

STRFKR release video for the single "Open Your Eyes",

The new video from STRFKR tells the story of a brave human who faces two aliens planning to invade Earth. In an effort to save his planet, he challenges the visitors to a scooter drag race, bottle shooting, a hot dog eating contest, a game of blackjack, and a good-ole-fashioned moonshine drink-off. While the extraterrestrial beings exhibit precision shooting and highly advanced math skills, the lightweights are no match for the hero’s expert scooting, eating, and drinking.

STRFKR’s Joshua Hodges says, “This video feels great to us. Everything was shot at our house in the desert and two of our neighbors’ houses. The view including the spaceship and the mountains is from our front yard and what our music room looks out at. Most of ‘Being No One, Going Nowhere’ was recorded there and we practice there, too. It’s a very special place to us. Those scooters are also the ones we ride every day when we’re in LA!!”

Directors, Aidan Brezonick and Chris Birkmeier add, “The concept came pretty naturally. We watch way too many movies and bits and pieces from so many flicks come tumbling out when you hear a certain type of song. The video ends up writing itself. We’ve got a goofy sense of humor and these characters are combinations of the regionalism that the Coen Brothers use so well and the campy spectacle of Star Trek and early sci-fi. Besides, who doesn’t want to see an Alien on a moped?”

“Open Your Eyes” will be featured on the band’s forthcoming album, Being No One, Going Nowhere due out November 4th on Polyvinyl Records. The track follows previously released additional new cuts expected on the upcoming album, “Never Ever” and “Tape Machine”.

STRFKR will be heading out on a 27-date headline North American tour with support from Psychic Twin and GIGAMESH.

STRFKR Tour Dates:

SAT 22 OCTOBER – New Noise Block Party – Santa Barbara, CA (with Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
WED 2 NOVEMBER – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
THU 3 NOVEMBER – Saturn Birmingham – Birmingham, AL
FRI 4 NOVEMBER – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
SAT 5 NOVEMBER – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
SUN 6 NOVEMBER – Sound On Sound Fest 2016 – Bastrop, TX
WED 9 NOVEMBER – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
THU 10 NOVEMBER – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
FRI 11 NOVEMBER – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
SAT 12 NOVEMBER – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
MON 14 NOVEMBER – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
TUE 15 NOVEMBER – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
THU 17 NOVEMBER – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
FRI 18 NOVEMBER – Vega – Lincoln, NE
SAT 19 NOVEMBER – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
SUN 20 NOVEMBER – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
MON 21 NOVEMBER – Bell’s Eccentric Café – Kalamazoo, MI
TUE 22 NOVEMBER – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
WED 23 NOVEMBER – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON, Canada
THU 24 NOVEMBER – Théâtre Fairmount – Montreal, QC, Canada
FRI 25 NOVEMBER – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
SAT 26 NOVEMBER – Webster Hall – New York, NY
SUN 27 NOVEMBER – Royale – Boston, MA
TUE 29 NOVEMBER – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
WED 30 NOVEMBER – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
THU 1 DECEMBER – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
FRI 2 DECEMBER – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
SAT 3 DECEMBER – Exit/In – Nashville, TN