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Starfucker

Does a Starfucker by any other name sound as sweet? We're about to find out. In a recent interview with their hometown newspaper, the Portland Mercury, the synth-pop foursome officially put the ixnay on the snarky moniker that has served them so ably and profanely since they started playing as a house-show project in 2007. "It just doesn't make sense anymore," the band said in a collective statement. "The name has been a problem for us in a lot of ways. We've missed out on opening slots with bands we really like, and we hope to tour Europe soon, where they already have a Starfucker. Someone booked us once thinking we were the European Starfucker. The list goes on and on." The band will pick a new name from a stack of fan submissions later this month but swear up and down that their proprietary brand of danceable indie bliss-rock (often sprinkled with the spoken-word wisdom of philosopher/human potentialist Alan Watts) won't change a bit. Once a starfucker, always a starfucker.