Posted in music | tour dates on April 20, 2009

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Starfucker - German Love (MP3)

Starfucker

Less than a year since they released their self-titled debut, Portland Oregan's Starfucker are back with a new record, Jupiter, and a short U.S. tour that includes two stops in NYC this week: Mercury Lounge on Tuesday (4/21, TIX) and Union Hall on Wednesday (4/22, TIX). All dates through May 1 are with fellow Portlanders Guidance Counselor. Kuroma was also originally listed on these bills, but according to one of the promoters, "They dropped off a few weeks ago. No explanation."

You may have seen Starfucker last year during CMJ at the Brooklynvegan day party at Knitting Factory. (Or maybe not, they were on at noon.) At 26 minutes, Jupiter is technically a mini-LP and is more specifically aimed at the dancefloor than last year's debut. It's out May 5 and includes a not-bad cover of Cyndi Lauper's '80s classic, "Girls Just Wan't to Have Fun."

A bit confusingly, the band also just released a new music video for "German Love" which is on their first album, an MP3 of which is at the top of this post. You can watch the video and check out all Starfucker's U.S. tour dates below...

Starfucker - German Love

Starfucker 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 21 the mercury lounge w/ **, new numbers 21+ new york, New York
Apr 22 union hall w/ **, mancino 21+ brooklyn, New York
Apr 24 local 506 ** 18+ chapel hill, North Carolina
Apr 25 ALL AGES instore @ criminal records atlanta, Georgia
Apr 25 drunken unicorn w/ **, tealights 18+ atlanta, Georgia
Apr 26 hi tone cafe ** ALL AGES memphis, Tennessee
Apr 27 czar bar w/ **, thee water mocassins, ghosty 21+ kansas city, Missouri
Apr 29 hi dive ** 16+ denver, Colorado
Apr 30 ALL AGES instore @ slowtrain salt lake city, Utah
Apr 30 urban lounge ** 21+ salt lake city, Utah
May 1 grandmas house ** boise, Idaho
May 2 holocene ...record release!!! w/ deelay ceelay, mattress portland, Oregon
May 8 wow hall eugene, Oregon
May 9 downtown jackpot instore ALL AGES portland, Oregon
Jun 13 le vouyer *** olympia, Washington
Jun 14 empyrean coffee *** spokane, Washington
Jun 17 tonic lounge *** reno, Nevada
Jun 21 the smell *** LA, California
Jun 23 bottom of the hill *** san francisco, California
Jun 28 super fest @ rotture w/ nice nice, atole, explode into colors, whats up? portland, Oregon

** w/Guidance Counselor
*** w/atole

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Comments (17)

what a dumb name.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 11:35 AM

also featured here as one of the many great up-and-comers from portland these days - http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/257679/everyone-is-in-a-band.jhtml

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 12:20 PM

they should split a bill with Pig Destroyer.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 12:31 PM

Here is an interview I did with them for my site

http://www.electricmustache.com/2009/04/exclusive-starfucker-interview.html

Its pretty funny, if I do say so myself

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 12:40 PM

it's like they're TRYING to write a song for a car commercial

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 1:30 PM

these guys are a bunch of starfuckers!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 3:04 PM

starfuckers incorporated!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 3:16 PM

You're a star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, staaarrrrrr!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 3:20 PM

I wish I could fuck a star. Not someone famous, more along the lines of the sun or haley's comet.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 4:01 PM

star fucker. fucker star. ok, fuck i just want to fuck a starfucker!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 5:42 PM

starfucker is amazing. Portland ftw.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 6:43 PM

THEY FUCKING LIPSYNC AND ARE TOTAL FRAUDS! ENJOY!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 7:22 PM

this band blows

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 7:36 PM

cover of Cyndi Lauper's '80s classic, "Girls Just Wan't to Have Fun."

NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 8:52 PM

Uhh BV, you really ought to change the spelling to Oregon (Oregan?), yeah.

Posted by Spell Czech | April 20, 2009 9:45 PM

awesome show at mercury last night.
good crowd, too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2009 1:13 PM

i love this band!!

Posted by anon | June 2, 2009 3:32 AM

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