The fourth most famous fuck-related band (give or take one or two spots either way, depending on your musical preference) is growing up right before our very eyes. Portland-based indie-dance outfit Starfucker released a statement saying, among other things, that they were just sort of (star)fucking around when they came up with the name, that it doesn't really fit anymore and yes, it may be a bit limiting for the birthday party/Bar Mitzvah crowd.
Here's their full statement (Via their MySpace):
"The truth is we never thought we'd make it this far with Starfucker. It started as just a fun little house-show project, but now that we have the opportunity to do this full-time, travel and continue making music, we don't feel like the name makes sense anymore."
So why does this matter to you (other than rearranged your f-word band power rankings later tonight)? Because you can help make these dudes into the artists formerly known as Starfucker. They're taking suggestions on the ole' MySpace and the winner gets a free concert at their house. So if you've been avoiding this band because of their name, you have no excuse now. They're touring now too. If you pick the right date you could be one of the first fans to ever witness the debut of ___________. Here are the dates.
9.12 Morrison, CO @ Monolith Festival
9.14 Sioux Falls, SD @ Nuttys
9.16 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
9.17 Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
9.18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
9.19 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk
9.21 Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
9.22 Brooklyn, NY @ Bruar Falls
9.23 New York, NY @ Santo's Party House
9.25 Haverford, PA @ Lunt Basement, Bryn Mawr College
9.26 Durham, NC @ Duke Coffee House
9.28 Nashville, TN @ The End
9.30 Denton, TX @ Hailey's
10.1 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10.4 Phoenix, AZ @ Modified Arts
10.5 San Diego, CA @ The Loft
10.6 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
10.7 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
10.9 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
10.10 Vancouver, B.C. @ Biltmore Cabaret