When I hear about "German Love," I immediately think about Hasselhoff fetishes, those sexy scenes in Das Boot, and my German safe word ("Uwe Ochsenknecht").

But when local band Starfucker—posing above with a Celtics-colored basketball in loving tribute to the long struggle of NBA champion Brian Scalabrine—sings about "German Love," things are far less creepy. In fact, this breezy little song (the first preview from their upcoming self-titled full-length due out in September from the good folks at Bad Man) nicely captures why this band is all the rage these days.

Starfucker - German Love

Photo by Ingrid Renan