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Premature Evaluation: Broken Social Scene Hug Of Thunder

After seven years away, Broken Social Scene have returned with Hug Of Thunder, an album that's a galvanizing reminder of the strength of the Toronto…
James Rettig | July 5, 2017 - 1:06 pm


Amy Millan Talks Stars’ Excellent New Album, The North

Stars have been making excellent music for so long (well over a decade) that it would almost be easy to take them for granted. The…
T. Cole Rachel | September 7, 2012 - 12:47 pm

Straight To Video

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we've got new videos from Lykke Li, Stars, Hooray For Earth, Son Of Kick, and Jargon. A few of the videos I really…
jessica | April 29, 2011 - 12:12 pm

More Stars stories

Stars – “Fluorescent Light”

Stars, the theatrical Canadian indie-pop veterans, came back last month with two new songs, "Privilege" and "We Called It Love." And now NPR reports that…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2017 - 10:36 am

Stars – “Privilege” & “We Called It Love”

2017 seems to be shaping up to be the year in which all the Canadian indie-rock artists make their return: Broken Social Scene's new album…
James Rettig | June 16, 2017 - 9:12 am

Watch A Full-Strength Broken Social Scene Play A Gorgeous “Halfway Home” On Colbert

Yesterday, reactivated Canadian guitar army Broken Social Scene shared "Halfway Home," their first new song in seven years. And last night, they showed up, at…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2017 - 9:03 am

Stars – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (Mike Posner Cover)

Stars have been releasing a different cover song every month for all of 2016. Past installments in the series have included Bob Dylan and Kanye
Peter Helman | June 2, 2016 - 3:05 pm

Prince Hired This Guy To DJ A Date And He Knocked It Out Of The Park

Prince really had a unique knack for suddenly popping into people's lives, making everything weird and magical for a bit, and then floating off into…
Peter Helman | April 24, 2016 - 6:41 pm

Stars – “Streetlights” (Kanye West Cover)

"Streetlights," from 808s & Heartbreak, is the closest thing that Kanye West has ever made to a full-on dreampop song, and I've always thought it…
Tom Breihan | February 18, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Stars – “It Ain’t Me Babe” (Bob Dylan Cover)

Stars have just announced that they'll be releasing a cover song every month for all of 2016, and they're kicking things off with a heavy…
James Rettig | January 14, 2016 - 1:04 pm

Stars – “A Simple Song” (Stereogum Premiere)

Emo Canadian synth-poppers Stars are following up last year's LP No One Is Lost with an EP containing two unreleased songs from that album's sessions…
Peter Helman | September 11, 2015 - 9:46 am

Stars – “No One Is Lost” Video

If you've watched either of these last two videos from Canadian emo synth-pop group Stars, it's very clear that the band are working through thoughts…
Caitlin White | June 3, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Stars – “Trap Door” Video

Stars have released a meta-commentary on the way that music videos and singles are chosen these days by prefacing the new video for "Trap Door"
Caitlin White | March 3, 2015 - 6:03 pm

Stars – “What Difference Does It Make?” (The Smiths Cover)

The Smiths have always loomed large in Stars' constellation of influences, and Stars' Torquil Campbell and Chris Seligman made that connection plain by performing an…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Stars – “Blue Is The Colour”

Stars put out their seventh album just last month, but they're back with a short EP to promote their recently announced tour dates for next…
James Rettig | November 11, 2014 - 6:18 pm

Stream Stars No One Is Lost

It hasn't made sense to refer to the music of the Canadian band Stars as "indie-pop" for a long time. The music has grown too…
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Stars – “No One Is Lost”

The title track from Stars' upcoming seventh album, No One Is Lost, is almost uncharacteristically chipper. The Canadian synthpop group recorded their new one in…
Maggie Stamets | September 29, 2014 - 12:32 pm
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