Starfucker changing names – suggestions needed!

Portland eclectro-pop band Starfucker have decided to change their name – and want fans to help find a replacement.  Details of how you can make suggestions below, but first the rationale (as told to the Portland Mercury):

“We’re changing our name because it just doesn’t make sense anymore. We never thought Starfucker would make it as far as it has, and never had any expectations of success. At this point we need to be able to either put more into music, or just stop doing it so we can get 9-5 jobs to pay our rent.  Right now we’re in this bardo where we don’t quite make a living off music but we put so much energy into it that we can’t put any time into a real job either.  We just need to get serious about one or the other.  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 there is already a Starfucker.  Someone booked us once thinking we were the European Starfucker. The list goes on and on…”


Hmm – not sure about you, but that doesn’t exactly clear it up for me.  An earlier MySpace bulletin is more succinct: “we know our name sucks”. 

I like Starfucker because they seem to already offer plenty of variety: the radio-friendly refrains and infectious choruses of Passion Pit, some shrieky beats a la Miike Snow, bedlam-fast rhythms more reminiscent of Late of the Pier and gentle humdingers that remind me weirdly of Interpol and, weirder still, The Shins.

To suggest a good name, email:  Good luck!

Starfucker on MySpace

MP3: Starfucker – Pop Song (zSHARE)

~ by ripamel on 23/09/2009.

One Response to “Starfucker changing names – suggestions needed!”

  1. I sent a name suggestion to Starfucker! Hope they respond!

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