Starfucker Randomly Decide to Drop Name, and Go with PYRAMID Instead

Starfucker, Portland's electro-pop project, have decided to change their band name to PYRAMID, after launching a "name change contest," in which fans suggested new ideas for what Starfucker's name should be. (Other suggestions that didn't make the cut: Rad Stewert, Emergency Landing, $.89 for a Taco, and LVLS.)

Starfucker-- oops, I mean, PYRAMID will be playing one last show as Starfucker at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom this coming Halloween (oh wait, so I did mean Starfucker). PYRAMID's first action as their new persona will then be to self-release their first UK single, titled "Medicine," which currently appears on the Jupiter EP.

If you ask me, Starfucker are in a strange place to be changing their name so suddenly. They've gained moderate attention via their original name and have nowhere to go but up by using it. I suppose they aren't quite well-known enough to gain LOTS of attention, which I'm guessing is their reason for making the switcharoo in the first place. I'm also guessing that the most this name change will do is baffle people. So, here is Starfucker: caught between a famous-but-not-famous-enough rock and a hard place and wanting to change their name. But it just feels like the awkward turtle attempt to look more accessible. Whatevs!

PYRAMID's leftover tourdates are below.
10.31.09 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11.19.09 - Bristol, UK - Start the Bus
11.20.09 - London, UK - The Garage
11.21.09 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
11.22.09 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere*
11.24.09 - London, UK - Flowerpot
11.25.09 - London, UK - Dingwalls^
11.26.09 - London, UK - Notting Hill Arts Club

* Golden Silvers

^ The Filthy Dukes

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