Starfucker Announce UK Tour and Release New Album
aaamusic | On 28, Mar 2011
US electronic pop band Starfucker have confirmed details of a UK tour, coinciding with the release of their sophomore album ‘Reptilians’ today via Polyvinyl in the UK. Full details of the May dates are below, including a performance at The Great Escape.
The Portland, Oregon four-piece – who were previously known as Pyramiddd before changing their name back to Starfucker – also release a new single today, ‘Death As Fetish’.
In addition, Starfucker have made an album mixtape for ‘Reptilians’, fusing their own tracks with the likes of 50 Cent. Hear and host it here: http://soundcloud.com/starfucker_usa/sets/mixtape-1/
Also you can watch a fan-made video for album track, ‘Quality Time’, featuring a Party Monster-style sexual predator in a glittery unitard: http://www.vimeo.com/19795672
Starfucker have received almost as much attention for their moniker as for their immensely accessible dance hooks. Now that the group’s name has finally settled on Starfucker after flirting briefly with a few alternatives, however, the focus can rightly return to the quartet’s unique brand of endlessly catchy, addictive pop. And there’s no better place for that to begin than with ‘Reptilians’, the bands second album and first with Polyvinyl.
As with the bands previous albums, ‘Reptilians’ was written almost entirely by principal songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Hodges. This time around, however, Starfucker’s sound is also bolstered by the addition of Keil Corcoran (whom Hodges describes as a human drum machine) and producer Jacob Portrait (The Dandy Warhols, Mint Chicks).
With vibrant crescendos, explosive drum beats, and layered melodies that fuel a truly enthusiastic, theatrical live show, ’Reptilians’ is decidedly Starfucker’s most well-rounded and full-sounding album to date — a buoyant affair that will somehow have you dancing to songs about death and too busy enjoying it to mind.
UK + European Live dates:
Tue 10 May UK London Madame JoJo’s
Wed 11 May UK Leeds Milo
Thu 12 May UK Bristol Start the Bus
Sat 14 May UK Brighton The Great Escape Festival
Wed 18 May France Paris Fleche D’Or
Thu 19 May Belgium Brussells Les Nuits
Sat 21 May Switzerland Winterthur Albani
Sun 22 May Switzerland Bern Bee-Flat
Starfucker are: Josh Hodges, Ryan Biornstad, Keil Corcoran, Shawn Glassford