Stars - The Five Ghosts

Stars’ fifth album The Five Ghosts, their first since 2007′s In Our Bedroom After The War, is out the end of June on their new Soft Revolution imprint. (DIY.) All five band members wrote and recorded the collection in Montreal (and Broken Social Scenester/Apostle Of Hustler Andrew Whiteman, who also has his own things going on, makes a guest appearance). At the start of June all five members are also heading out on a pre-release tour where they plan to play Ghosts from start to finish. (If you hate new things, no worries: Proactive fans can vote for what songs show-up during the encore via youarestars.com.) As far as the new ones goes, you’ll at least be acquainted with the synth-lined, Amy Millan-intoned feel-good first single “Fixed.”

The Five Ghosts:

01. “Dead Hearts”
02. “Wasted Daylight”
03. “I Died So I Could Haunt You”
04. “Fixed”
05. “We Don’t Want Your Body”
06. “He Dreams He’s Awake”
07. “Never Been Good With Change”
08. “The Passenger”
09. “The Last Song Ever Written”
10. “How Much More”
11. “Winter Bones”

The “Fixed” single is out digitally on 4/20. The Five Ghosts is out 6/22 globally via Vagrant and the band’s Soft Revolution (via Universal in Canada). Here are the dates for that previously mentioned tour.

06/01 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
06/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
06/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music hall of Williamsburg
06/05 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
06/06 – Houston, TX @ Free Press Summerfest
06/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
06/09 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
06/15 – Seattle, WA @  The Triple Door
06/16 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
06/17 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
06/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
06/23 – Los Angles, CA @ The Troubadour

Comments (7)
  1. Thank god their back. Sounds good as it was always going to

  2. Definitely sounds great! Hard to believe it’s been three years! Thanks so much for this… :)

  3. absolutely love it!

  4. I was kinda worries to listen to this track because their last album was pretty bad. But I like this a lot.

  5. This sounds like Coldplay’s Viva La Vida.

  6. hm what do i think about stars tweeting about their “position” on an american immigration controversy?….not too much. canadian indie rockers boycotting arizona indie rock fans? tough, thoughtful stance. stars mean business.

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