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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 Canadian band’s particular strain of grandly melodic indie-pop has only gotten better and generally less fussy with age, and with the release of The North this month, Stars have never… More »

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 liked last week had strong actresses stealing the show. Lykke Li does the same here, holding her own in this video with well-regarded Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård. One thing I… More »

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

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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

Stars – “From The Night” Video

Last month we heard "From The Night," the restrained-then-ecstatic lead single from Stars' new album No One Is Lost. Now the band has shared a…
Chris DeVille | September 15, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Watch Kevin Drew Play Letterman With Stars’ Amy Millan

There was a mini Broken Social Scene reunion last night on Lettermen. Kevin Drew was there to promote his second solo album Darlings, which came…
James Rettig | September 6, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Stars – “Turn It Up”

The second song that Stars has shared from their new album No One Is Lost is a stark contrast from the first. While "From The
James Rettig | September 3, 2014 - 9:29 am

Stars – “From The Night”

Stars recently announced their seventh album, No One Is Lost, and now they've shared the opening song. "From The Night" is a throbbing six-and-a-half minute…
James Rettig | August 11, 2014 - 11:51 am

Stars Announce New Album No One Is Lost

The Canadian indie rock band Stars haven't put out a new album since 2012's The North (though they did give us a single with two
Miles Bowe | July 31, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Stars – “The Light”

Back in August, synth-poppers Stars dropped "Wishful," from an upcoming limited edition 7" of unreleased material from The North sessions. "The Light," a wistful companion…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 6, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Stars – “Wishful”

Montreal synth-pop outfit Stars dropped their latest record The North last year, but this September, the band will release two non-album cuts online from those…
Elliah Heifetz | August 7, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Stars – “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It” Video

Earlier this year, RuPaul's crossover hit "Supermodel" turned 20 and because of his trailblazing -- including his extremely addictive reality competition RuPaul's Drag Race --…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 27, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Friday’s 5 Best Things

Peel back the surface and look past the picturesque valley backdrop. Forget about the gorgeous, sun-kissed young folk wearing next to nothing (or, on occasion,…
Aaron Lariviere | April 20, 2013 - 6:40 pm

Coachella 2013 Friday: Blur, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, & More

"It’s the homeland!" one of the girls on the hotel shuttle yelped as we neared the festival. It really begged the question -- who is…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 13, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Stars – “Backlines” Video

In the video for "Backlines," a single from their new album The North, Canadian indie-pop dramatists Stars play tiny versions of themselves, playing and singing…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2012 - 11:53 am

Stars, Diamond Rings, California Wives @ Mayan Theater, Los Angeles 10/18/12

A slice of Canada descended upon L.A.'s Mayan Theater as Stars and Diamond Rings lit up the crowd armed with plenty of synthesizers and sparkling…
Andrew Youssef | October 19, 2012 - 4:34 pm
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