Starfucker (often stylized as STRFKR), briefly known as PYRAMID and Pyramiddd, is a pop-rock band from Portland, Oregon that features synth sounds and programmed beats alongside the traditional guitar/bass/live drums format. Formed in 2007, STRFKR initially began as the solo project of Joshua Hodges, the group’s primary songwriter and producer. One recurrent feature of Hodges' songwriting is upbeat, danceable music with dark lyrics that belie the sheen, happy surface. Multiple albums sample recordings by Alan Watts, the British philosopher, whose views on death are shared by Hodges. The band has since expanded to include Shawn Glassford (bass, keyboard, drums), Keil Corcoran (drums, keyboards, vocals) and, on tour, Arian Jalali (guitar, keyboards).