The Innocence Mission – “The Happy Mondays”

This track makes me smile. I just love the sounds of everything in it, and the arrangement is amazing. I’m a sucker for a smooth female voice drenched in reverb, and of course I love The Happy Mondays.

The Innocence Mission
“The Happy Mondays” (download mp3)
from “my room in the trees”
(Badman Recording Co)
“The Happy Mondays” (play)

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Starfucker – “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” (mp3)

Starfucker – “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” (play)

Let this Superfan begin by stating plainly I approve of a band calling itself Starfucker. Judging from their overall cuteness and the bratty charm of their music, I expect they’re getting plenty. “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” finds our intrepid fame-fornicators in a groovy state – sort of a morning-after reflection after a busy night of doing what they do best.

Starfucker
“Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” (mp3)
from “Starfucker”
(Badman Recording Co)

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Starfucker’s charming “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second”

Starfucker – “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” mp3

Let this Superfan begin by stating plainly I approve of a band calling itself Starfucker. Judging from their overall cuteness and the bratty charm of their music, I expect they’re getting plenty. “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” finds our intrepid fame-fornicators in a groovy state – sort of a morning-after reflection after a busy night of doing what they do best.

Starfucker
“Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” (mp3)
from “Starfucker”
(Badman Recording Co)

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Starfucker’s Blissed Out “German Love”

Starfucker – “German Love” mp3

Starfucker is a perfect example of a certain current model of indie rock star. Analog hearts using digital arts to make soothing pop medicine. “German Love” is a typical title for these Portlanders – intriguing, sexy, ambiguous and romantic. Subtle yet compelling synth-y keyboard blippies and a jangly guitar strum accompany a dreamy longing vocal, all supported by smart and tidy arrangement sensibilities from the drummer, who drives home the pop-ness of it all. Me loves it.

Starfucker
“German Love” (mp3)
from “Starfucker”
(Badman Recording Co)

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Starfucker Boys Toy with my heart

Starfucker – “Boy Toy”

Where would the world be without Starfucker? Where would my world be? How would I carry on? This band understands pop in such a direct and gleeful way, and they deliver it like a designer drug wrapped in cosmic pink cotton candy. Boy Toy is a hit on my hit parade.

Starfucker
“Boy Toy” (mp3)
from “Jupiter”
(Badman Recording Co)

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Starfucker sings a Pop Song

There is something deliciously narcotic about the distorted keyboards in this track. And as the title suggests, it is a Pop Song! Very memorable and fun, and also quite original.

Starfucker
“Pop Song” (download mp3)
from “Starfucker”
(Badman Recording Co)
“Pop Song” (play)

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