Starfucker Signs to Polyvinyl, Tours with The Octopus Project, Releases First Single “Julius”


Download First Single “Julius” Here

Portland, OR-based quartet Starfucker is excited to announce they have signed to Polyvinyl Record Co. Having found a new label to call home, the band will head out on a fall tour with Austin-based band The Octopus Project. The band will also release an alternate single version of their track “Julius” (mp3 download here, available for posting) with the B-side “Helium Muffin” as a first single on Polyvinyl (7″ out Oct 12 – first 500 limited edition blue vinyl. Digital out Sept 14th.), which will be off their upcoming full-length, planned for an early 2011 release. Pre-order for the single is available here.

A darker and more groove oriented track than anything the band has recorded to date, “Julius” was initially recorded in Hodges’ bedroom before the band entered the Odditorium (the studio established by The Dandy Warhols) to add flourishes and finishing touches with producer Jacob Portrait (Mint Chicks, The Dandy Warhols).

Led by principal songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Hodges, the band has received almost as much attention for its immensely accessible dance hooks than for its not-always-accessible moniker. As Hodges admits, “I like, and have always liked, the idea of seeing what we could do with a stupid name like Starfucker.”

Yet, despite selling out shows from coast to coast behind its critically acclaimed self-titled debut album and follow-up EP Jupiter, the members of Starfucker were constantly being told that their name was holding them back from bigger and better things. And so, at the insistence of those around them, the group invited fans to send in suggestions for a new name before finally settling on Pyramiddd. The change was short-lived.

Explains bassist Shawn Glassford, “That was definitely the low point for the band, but we wised up and took the power back. We’re doing things our way again without anyone trying to pull our strings.”

At this point, it certainly feels like nothing can hold Starfucker back — least of all its name.

Starfucker Tour Dates:
Sept. 23rd – Neurolux – Boise, ID
Sept. 24th – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Sept. 24th – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Sept. 25th – Hi Dive – Denver, CO
Sept. 27th – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
Sept. 29th – Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom – Little Rock, AK #
Sept. 30th – The Collective – Shreveport, LA #
Oct. 1st – Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL #
Oct. 2nd – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA #
Oct. 5th – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC #
Oct. 6th – DC9 – Washington DC #
Oct. 7th – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA #
Oct. 8th – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY #
Oct. 9th – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT #
Oct. 10th – TT The Bears – Cambridge, MA #
Oct. 11th – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, Canada #
Oct. 12th – Wrongbar – Toronto, Canada #
Oct. 13th – Garfield Artworks – Pittsburgh, PA #
Oct. 14th – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH #
Oct. 15th – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL #
Oct. 16th – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN #
Oct. 19th – Neumos – Seattle, WA #
Oct. 20th – Roseland – Portland, OR #
Oct. 22nd – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA #
Oct. 23rd – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA #
Oct. 24th – Casbah – San Diego, CA #
Oct. 25th – Plush – Tucson, AZ #
# – w/ the Octopus Project

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