By Staff on January 25, 2013
To support their upcoming album Miracle Mile which is out next month via Polyvinyl Records (and is sure to become a dance party staple immediately), Portland electronica-pop quartet STRFKR will be heading out on a massive tour next month. While this news should be enough to sell out venues, the group has done us one better by including a custom--and portable--LED wall programmed entirely to an iPod.
Built by Alex Norman and Hans Lindauer, members of the (aptly named) DorkbotPDX hacking community which is also based in Portland, Oregon, the 8 by 13 foot wall made of translucent scaffolding stuffed with strings of red-blue-green LED lights shows "trippy 8-bit visuals fed from an iPod" and is on track to revolutionize stage set ups for the future. The 80 pound stage only takes 20 minutes to set up and three minutes to deconstruct.
No more waiting for a band to come on for endless amounts of time because the light show isn't working perfectly? Sign us up! (We're looking at you The Killers at Coachella circa 2009).
Watch the wall in all its glory below!