Starfucker is an electronica band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2007, initially started as a solo project for Joshua Hodges.
Members include Joshua Hodges (vocals, keyboards, guitar, drums), Shawn Glassford (bass, keyboards, drums), and Keil Corcoran (drums, keyboards, vocals). Hodges describes 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, Josh Hodges released a solo album "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
. Ryan Bjornstad also played with Josh Hodges in Sexton Blake, along with Ryan Dobrowski (now in Blind Pilot
Starfucker's song, "Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second
" (2008) was used in Target's "Pink Pepto" commercial in 2009 created by the Portland ad agency Wieden+Kennedy and as selected as the AdWeek's "Ad of the Day" on September 4, 2009.
During the season 5 finale of the tv show Weeds, the song Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second is played when Andy proposes to Audra.
In the fall of 2009, they changed their name to "PYRAMID" then "Pyramiddd", finally reverting to Starfucker in April 2010, although they may use the name STRFKR when touring.
The band members will, in many cases, during performances, wear women's clothing; this is done mostly by bass player Shawn Glassford, but sometimes done by the other members as well. This can also be seen in their music video for the song "German Love," directed by Rebecca Micciche. Although seemingly insignificant, this is one of the small issues that Starfucker is often scrutinized over. Along those same lines, Hodges says that they chose the name "Starfucker" just based on the curiosity of how far they could get "with a stupid name like that."
In late summer 2010 Starfucker announced they would be signing with Polyvinyl Records, releasing a two song EP, with a full album in preparation for March 2011.
In several of their song intros or endings ("Florida," "Isabella of Castile," "Medicine," "Pistol Pete," "Mystery Cloud," "Hungry Ghost," "Quality Time") are samples from lectures by Alan Watts.
On August 2nd, 2011, the band announced over Facebook that Ryan Biornstad would be leaving the band to pursue a solo career.