Stars – “The Theory Of Relativity”

By Michael Nelson / June 21, 2012

It’s been more than two years since we last heard new music from Montreal’s Stars, but just last week we got Ben Gibbard covering their classic “Set Yourself On Fire,” and today, the first single from their forthcoming LP, The North. It couldn’t come at a more perfect moment: “The Theory Of Relativity” showcases the band at their summer-poppiest, all bubbling synths, click-clap drums and infectious melody; the verses are delivered by Torquil Campbell with Amy Millan chiming in on the chorus. It’s 99 degrees in NYC today but this thing is like a sweet breeze. Hear below:

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Here’s the LP’s tracklist:
01 “The Theory of Relativity”
02 “Backlines”
03 “The North”
04 “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It”
05 “Through The Mines”
06 “Do You Want To Die Together?”
07 “Lights Changing Colour”
08 “The Loose Ends Will Make Knots”
09 “A Song Is A Weapon”
10 “Progress”
11 “The 400″
12 “Walls”

The North is due out 9/4 via ATO.