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Old 07-08-2010, 10:37 PM   #106
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Only a few tracks in, but this is fantastic. And, actually, I'm with NSW on the liking of the previous album.
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:39 PM   #107
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Finally getting around to saying something about seeing these guys live.

Almost a month ago now, I saw Broken Social Scene at Pitchfork Festival. Before I saw them live, I really didn't like much at all about BSS save for "World Sick" and "Anthems", so I was not feeling like it was likely I would enjoy their set very much. How wrong I ended up being, and they turned out to be one of the greatest live acts I've ever seen. They played songs I downright hated, and I still adored their live incarnations.

I told you that story so I can tell you this story: I love The Five Ghosts. I like In Our Bedroom After the War, I enjoy Set Yourself on Fire. Five Ghosts aside, I don't quite dig too hard on Stars though, because their albums tend to be over-long and they're a little monotonous. But, I was psyched as hell to see them at Lollapalooza, because they're touring The Five Ghosts and, did I mention, I LOVE The Five Ghosts. Anyways, when I saw them live, something I think is necessary to see to really enjoy their music kind of clicked. Their performances are downright sexy. It was probably the most sexually charged show, I think I've ever seen and I saw The XX that day as well. And it really works with their music, and really enhanced it in a live setting to the point where I think I could go back and really enjoy their studio material a lot more, kind of getting the idea of where they're coming from. Though I do realize they didn't play a whole lot that wasn't on TFG, like I said, it was just an overall experience of kind of falling in love with Stars. They're kind of hilariously blatant about how much they enjoy singing about sex. There were a couple of songs where Campbell introduced them as songs "about fucking". They were great with the crowd, lots of interaction, they had confetti launchers on stage that the...bass? player really enjoyed setting off. It was just all around a really awesome show and I had a great time.

Setlist:
1. How Much More
2. Set Yourself On Fire
3. The Passenger
4. One More Night
5. Fixed
6. We Don't Want Your Body
7. Ageless Beauty
8. Going Going Gone
9. I Died So I Could Haunt You
10. Elevator Love Letter
11. Wasted Daylight
12. Take Me to the Riot
13. Your Ex-Lover is Dead
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:33 PM   #108
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Stars- I Died So I Could Haunt You (Live) on Vimeo
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:42 PM   #109
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Candidate for most pretentious thing I've ever seen.


Still. The Five Ghosts
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:44 PM   #110
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Really? I thought you'd like it. I did.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:56 PM   #111
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It sounded fine, I meant the video itself . And it's weird for me to see Torquil doing that really annoying face thing some artists do. At least when I saw them, I never noticed him doing anything like that.

Though I will say I'm not a big fan of that song being acoustic, since I think the best part is when it gets epic (obvious statement is obvious).
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:30 PM   #112
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People are still listening to these kids? How Torquil doesn't ruin the band for anyone else is beyond me.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:01 PM   #113
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I think their new album's their best honestly. Not sure what the big deal about Torquil is, but I haven't been following the band very long either, and not closely.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:03 PM   #114
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Torquil sounds like a really awesome brand of cough medicine.

"Lance's mom swallowed some Torquil and passed out."
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:31 PM   #115
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They've released a demo album version of In Our Bedroom After the War which, according to the bio, was one of the original recordings at their studio in Montreal before starting the process over in Vancouver.

These takes are fair to good, in my opinion, on first listen, but I find them interesting nonetheless. I love listening and learning about the evolution of a song from original concept to its final form.

Stars - The Bedroom Demos



The Bedroom Demos:

01 The Night Starts Here
02 Take Me to the Riot
03 My Favourite Book
04 Midnight Coward
05 The Ghost of Genova Heights
06 Personal (Caroline)
07 Barricade
08 Window Bird
09 Bitches in Tokyo (Fuck U I Love You)
10 Life 2: The Unhappy Ending (Film Score)
11 Today Will Be Better, I Swear!
12 In Our Bedroom After the War
13 Division (Monkees) *
14 The Worst Thing (Whitey Jam) *
* bonus tracks
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:07 PM   #116
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I'll definitely check this out later. I love demo versions, usually, this should be fun.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #117
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>_>

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people say "is there a new stars record coming?" the answer is: yes. and then another. and another. and another...#theworldwontlisten
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I really liked in our bedroom after the war when it came out, then lost it in the pile of CDs in my car, and hated pretty much everything about it when I found it and listened to it again. I have no idea why, or why Im telling you.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #119
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New Stars album, 'The North'. out September 4.

Here's a new track from that album:

The Theory of Relativity by Stars on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free
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Oh man the very beginning of that reminded me so much of the Safety Dance.

The rest of the song's really, really great though. This will make a nice birthday week present .
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