No official announcement’s been made, but it appears that Portland’s Starfucker is now going by STRFKR. At this point, Josh Hodges and co. seem to be changing their band name as frequently as Lindsay Lohan fails her drug tests. The more exciting news is that STRFKR recently signed a deal with Polyvinyl Records, the Chicago label home of the good-time electropop outfit they most resemble, Of Montreal. And STRFKR’s new 7” single, released on vinyl just last week, is a further sign of promising progress. “Julius” is typically glittery and synth-happy, but with a fluid, slippery groove, smoother and more psychedelic than anything else they’ve created. The band will release a full-length in early 2011, and if it’s as good as the single, some Of Montreal-caliber attention should deservedly follow. With Octopus Project, Strength. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Tue., Oct. 19, 8 p.m., 2010

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