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Song of the Day 6/18/08: Starfucker - German Love

 

You know what? Looking back at our featured songs, last week was sort of a downtempo affair. Not that I don't love me some ambience, but there's a time and a place. This week we're gonna feature a bunch of catchy upbeat jams to compensate. We kicked it off with a Diplo remix and some sweet surf rock; today we're moving into the fiendishly catchy "German Love," courtesy of Starfucker.

Assuming you aren't at work or in the presence of small children, say that out loud a few times: Starfucker! Starfucker! Fun, innit? This song itself gives you the same goofy, sort of juvenile warmth that their name conjures. It's all there - poppy guitar, warm vocals, weird electronic oscillations, and a whole blanket of reversed, warping strings. And, of course, a sweet tale of young lust on top of it all. Enjoy this one - again, in the presence of people to whom you won't feel embarrassed repeating the name when they ask you who's playing. Because they will ask. It's that good.

Check out these similar artists:

Of Montreal
Camera Obscura
Stephen Malkmus

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