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October 2, 2015
October 2, 2015
Starfucker (sometimes stylized as STRFKR), briefly known as Pyramiddd, is an electronica band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2007, initially started as a solo project for Joshua Hodges.
Members include Joshua Hodges aka Sexton Blake (vocals, keyboards, guitar, drums), Shawn Glassford (bass, keyboards, drums), Keil Corcoran (drums, keyboards, vocals), and Patrick Morris, formerly of Strength (guitar, keyboard, vocals). Hodges describes the goal of the band’s music as “dance music that you can actually listen to, that’s good pop songs, but also you can dance to it.”
Prior to forming Starfucker, Hodges released a solo album titled Sexton Blake and followed up with an album released under the band name “Sexton Blake” entitled Plays The Hits! Both albums were released on Expunged Records. During this time Corcoran was the drummer for Vegas-based grindcore band The Weirding Way.
In 2010, Starfucker announced that they would be signing with Polyvinyl Records, releasing a two-song EP, and a full album in preparation for March 2011.
Samples from lectures by Alan Watts are featured in the intros or endings of several of their songs, including “Florida,” “Isabella of Castile,” “Medicine,” “Pistol Pete,” “Mystery Cloud,” “Hungry Ghost,” and “Quality Time”.
On August 2, 2011, Starfucker announced that Ryan Biornstad would be leaving the band.
The band, notably bassist Shawn Glassford, has earned a reputation for wearing women’s clothing during live performances. This was prominently displayed in the band’s music video for the song “German Love,” directed by Rebecca Micciche.