I have been listening to KEXP on the radio for a long time, yes I still listen to the radio, and have found that I always catch the tail end of songs and often never find out the bands name. One of these bands is Starfucker, I mean I have heard of the name but never any of there music.
Luckily I finally had a listen to there stuff, and I was impressed, really impressed. If you don’t know anything about them, they are a four piece electronic pop band from Portland. Their first two albums, “Starfucker” and “Jupiter”, are as vocalist Joshua Hodges says is “dance music that you can actually listen to, that’s good pop songs, but also you can dance to it.” I live in Seattle, we get our own fair share of rain just like Portland, and on a rainy day like today their music lifted my spirits to the point that I wanted to dance.
However great these albums are, this post is dedicated to the fact that Starfucker recently signed with Polyvinyl Records. With this big news, the band is planning to release a single called “Julius”. To entice our ears, they released the title track “Julius”. Let me tell you, I can’t stop listening. The multiple synthsizers, driving bass, and continuous drums are enough alone, but they made their song that much better with intriguing singing. The full length album will be coming out in early 2011, and based off of their past albums it should be pretty good.
Something about this band makes me feel excited. It might have something to do with my mom not letting me swear as a child, good choice mom, or their awesome music they play. I’m thinking it’s their music. = Kyle Knapp
Starfucker- Girls Just Want to Have Fun