NeuFutur Magazine Introduces Starfucker, As Well

Extremely psyched to bring you a preview from the debut self-titled full length of one of Portland’s most talked about new bands. Starfucker is a name that is not so much a rejection of the seriousness in the music industry, but a commitment to the playful spirit of their music; an understanding between three multi-instrumentalists in a ethereal galaxy of drums, drum machines, keyboards, guitars, turntablism, and a live performance powerful enough to transcend the guilt of actually having fun at a live show. 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, electro clash, or full drag, the three bring a new experience and unpredictability to every show. Their debut is out in late September on Badman Recordings.

German Love

Starfucker is a name that is not so much a rejection of the seriousness in the music industry, but a commitment to the playful spirit of their music; an understanding between three multi-instrumentalists in a ethereal galaxy of drums, drum machines, keyboards, guitars, turntablism, and a live performance powerful enough to transcend the guilt of actually having fun at a live show. 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, electro clash, or full drag, the three bring a new experience and unpredictability to every show.

“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…You might not be able to give a star some love in your bedroom, German or otherwise, but as long as dudes like Starfucker can keep churning out catchy electro-pop from theirs, there’s no need to create an international incident over it.” -Pitchfork Media

“If I was a betting man, I’d bet Starfucker will be the breakout Portland band of 2008. The kids love Josh Hodges’ low-fi dance-pop steez, and they show up in droves whether he plays house parties or clubs.” – Willamette Week

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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