Acclaimed Canadian act Stars shines on two new tunes

June 19, 2017 in news

Renowned Toronto and Montreal-based indie pop/rock band Stars has surprised the music community with the release of two brand new songs that come ahead of the act’s next album.  Stars has signed a global deal with Last Gang Records / eONE and will deliver a new LP later this year.

“Privilege” (featuring Amy Millan) and “We Called It Love” (showcasing Torquil Campbell) are vintage Stars numbers, all winsome charm, reflectively graceful, and wistfully airy vocals, bittersweet to hopeful lyrics, and delicately contemplative to sweepingly symphonic indie pop/rock sonics from Millan, Campbell, Evan Cranley, Chris McCarron, Patty McGee, and Chris Seligman.

Stars put out the following statement to go along with the new music:

Hello. we’re back. we have a new album. it was recorded in Montreal and Connecticut with the great producer Peter Katis. We love him and thank him for being there for us. It’s our first with our friends at Last Gang. We made this record for ourselves, for our kids, and for you. And we are so happy and grateful that you’re still listening to our music. here’s a couple of songs from the record

xo stars

Stars has been active for nearly two decades, with a rich back catalog starting with 2001’s Nightsongs and continuing with Heart (2013), Set Yourself On Fire (2004), In Our Bedroom After The War (2007), The Five Ghosts (2010), The North (2012), and 2014’s No One Is Lost.

The band has found a simpatico home on Last Gang, a company founded in 2003 that is credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT, and Crystal Castles.

“We are thrilled to have Stars as part of the Last Gang family,” says eOne Music Global President, Chris Taylor. “The world needs more poetry set to music and it’s exciting that we’ll get to help share it with the masses.”

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By Jen Dan

Jen Dan is a music writer based in New Jersey, USA who has a thing for Canadian music – well, as long as it aurally intrigues her… Over the years she has written countless music reviews and news pieces and interviewed a multitude of bands and singers – and even an actor here and there.

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