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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


Memphis – “You Never Really Knew Me”

Torquil Campbell, one of the singers of the Canadian indie-pop band Stars, is also one half of the duo Memphis alongside his longtime friend Chris…
Peter Helman | January 30, 2019 - 10:01 am

Stars – “Are You With Me?”

Stars have been filling out 2018 with some one-off tracks like "Ship To Shore" and "One Day Left" and today they're sharing another one, a…
James Rettig | November 1, 2018 - 11:35 am

Stars – “One Day Left”

For many years now, the Toronto band Stars have been investing their theatrical, giddy indie pop with synthpop propulsion and shoegaze sweep. Their discography might…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2018 - 10:37 am


Stars – “Ship To Shore” Video

Montreal indie-pop staples Stars have the unique ability of writing songs that will make you want to simultaneously dance and cry. Today, they're premiering their…
Sara Nuta | March 28, 2018 - 10:00 am

Stream Stars There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light

Stars are on their ninth album now, and the theatrical Canadian indie-poppers have been through many permutations in that time. For their latest, There Is
James Rettig | October 5, 2017 - 11:01 am

Stars – “Alone”

Stars are following their Canadian indie-pop brethren in Broken Social Scene, Feist, and Emily Haines into 2017 with There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light,…
Peter Helman | September 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Stars – “Real Thing”

Canadian indie-pop veterans Stars are throwing their hat into the ring for 2017 -- this year of Canadian comebacks -- and today they've shared another…
James Rettig | August 24, 2017 - 11:17 am

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
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