Starfucker "Julius" 7"
Led by principal songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Hodges, Starfucker has received almost as much attention for its immensely accessible dance hooks than for its not-always-accessible moniker.
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.
Having now firmly settled on Starfucker once again, the focus can now rightly return to what got people talking in the first place: their endlessly catchy, hook-laden pop.
And there's no better place for that conversation to begin than with "Julius" -- the first single from the band's upcoming full-length (to be released in early 2011 on Polyvinyl).
A darker and more groove oriented track than anything the band has recorded to date, the song 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).