Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Every Friday, the Song of the Day podcast spotlights local musicians. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is “Holly” by Starfucker from their debut self-titled album available on Badman Recording Co.
Buzzworthy band Starfucker is one of the latest bands to climb out of the musical hotbed that is Portland, Oregon. They made their debut earlier this year with keyboard/percussion laden space pop reminiscent of the Postal Service and have already made it onto several bloggers’ best of 2008 lists. The band started in drummer Josh Hodges’ (Sexton Blake) basement, and Hodges claims to write songs specifically with his closest friends in mind, creating songs he thinks they will like. What results are very addicting, and danceable, pop songs that provide a soundtrack equally fitting for a dreary workday or a dinner party with friends. Fresh off a CMJ showcase, Starfucker is currently touring the West Coast. You can catch these FCC-thwarting friends in Seattle tomorrow night (November 1st) at The Vera Project with Half/Yogurt (feat. members of PWRFL Power) or in their hometown at the Wonder Ballroom with fellow Portlanders Blitzen Trapper on December 4th. For more info and tour dates check out their MySpace page. Enjoy this amusingly lo-fi video of “Laa Dee Daa”: