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Starfucker

by Starfucker

“Starfucker\'s forthcoming self-titled album is a fine piece of fractured, homemade pop, with handclaps, bleary synths, drum machines, clunky acoustic guitars, and honeyed lo-fi harmonies.” – Pitchfork
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1. Florida
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2. German Love
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3. Myke Ptyson
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4. Laadeedaa
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5. Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second
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6. U Ba Khin
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7. Holly
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8. Hard Smart Beta
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9. Pop Song
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Influenced by 80\'s Hip-Hop style, electro clash and lo-fi psyche, this Portland, OR based three piece craft handmade indie dance-pop delivered by dual drummers and stick to your brain melodies. This is some of the catchiest, most danceable pop put to tape.

The experience of seeing Starfucker\'s live performance delivers a certain nostalgia; a reminder of what it was like to be a teenager: inspired, curious, open, hungry for anything new, and smiling uncontrollably. Whether dressed in \'80s era Brooklyn hip-hop style or electro clash, the three bring a new experience and unpredictability to every show.

After seeing Starfucker perform, Dylan Magierek of Badman Recording Co. was blown away. \"Seeing them play for that first time was one of those very rare occasions when I immediately felt I had to work with these guys. Their sound is absolutely infectious and they have all the elements I look for in a great band.\" Recording at Portland’s Type Foundry, the debut album of Josh Hodges, Ryan Biornstad and Shawn Glassford is like playing an 8-bit video game where your primary objective is to overcome heartbreak and an obsession with death, your only weapon a love laser mounted on a space bike that zaps out bright red blips and neon bleeps. It\'s poppy, it\'s catchy, and it\'s palatable, and that\'s a good thing.

“Starfucker\'s forthcoming self-titled album is a fine piece of fractured, homemade pop, with handclaps, bleary synths, drum machines, clunky acoustic guitars, and honeyed lo-fi harmonies.” – Pitchforkmedia.com

Voted one of Portland Oregon’s Best New Bands of 2008 by Willamette Week and a featured artist on Myspace


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Jane Daughtridge

Starfucker
This purchase was kind of a "let's try something different" pick for me, and it is definitely different. I would not typically pick this style of music, so it took some getting used to for me, but I find myself strangely attracted to the songs. Even though I really love lyrics on top of the melody so I can sing along, this music is very clever and upbeat, so I like it without meaning to. Unfortunately, I think the vulgar name guarantees this group will not have commercial success. (Sorry guys, I'm sure you had a great time the night you decided to go with Starfucker, but if you want to be millionaires, you need to be a little more practical. If you just want a happy year or two playing regional clubs and losing money but lovin' the rush of the musical experience -- I'm betting you are already "livin' the dream" on that one.) I do recommend the CD for adventurous ears looking for a unique experience.

Janet Drost


This one of the best cd's I've bought from CD BABY. I've been humming most songs non stop! The tunes are so catchy and happy sounding. I love every song on it! It's been a long time since I've played a pop record over and over and I'm middle aged. The name STAR###### is unfortunate as it is difficult to get the indie station here to play the cd without having to tip toe around the name. These 3 lads are very talented and the word needs to get out about them. Another thing--if you look them up on you tube-- there are a few other bands named STAR#####--one being a girl grunge band. You won't be disappointed with this one.

Peters at CD Baby


Take equal parts Goldfrapp, Pinback, The Strokes, and Elliott Smith, then quantize it all, add an armada\'s worth of synths and cheap drum machines in your bedroom, then start dancing dreamily as the frothy hooks envelope you. This is electro-pop done right. Superfans and historians probably already know the band\'s backstory: the last project from this creative bunch was a collection of (mostly) 80s pop covers. But this is no retro-romance, this is danceable synth-driven rock for the 21st century. This is an album that thrives in the minutiae and warmth of the recorded sound contained herein. From the sound of individual guitar strings we hear strummed through a chord, to the interplay between live and sampled drums, to Josh Hodges\' breathy doubled vocals or sensual falsetto, it\'s the little things that make all the difference here. Through their attention to detail in recording and diversity in their apparent influences, Starfucker has created a singular sound, at once colorful yet melancholy, hi-fi yet hand-crafted. It takes a good deal of bravado to name your band Starfucker; luckily, this album has what it takes (hooks, melodies, and mystery) to overcome the death knell their name would be for a lesser group.