Stars Premiere New "Dead Hearts" Video on IFC, Announce Crowd-Sourced Contest
IFC has just premiered the new official music video from Stars for "Dead Hearts"! The track originally appeared on 2010's The Five Ghosts [iTunes link] and will soon be included in the upcoming "Like Crazy" soundtrack. Check out the video below or click HERE to read the full article. The film opens October 28th and the soundtrack is due on the 25th.
To celebrate the music video release and the inclusion of "Dead Hearts" in the soundtrack, Stars is launching a crowd sourced video contest. You can take pictures with Instagram and tag them with #deadhearts to enter. More info HERE.
Stars Announce October East Coast Tour Dates
Today, Stars announce five East Coast tour dates in mid October. Canada's favorite indie stalwarts will play their first show on October 11th in New York City and make their way to Florida for three shows, with a layover in North Carolina. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 29th. Dates and ticket links can be found below.
Stars released their fifth full-length album titled The Five Ghosts last year which had Exclaim! claiming the band had 'succeeded in creating a near-perfect indie pop album.' After touring the states and Canada extensively in support, the band took a short break and have now headed back into the studio to demo new material, which fans will be pleased to hear along this east coast run.
Additionally, Stars recently spoke with the Huffington Post. See what they had to say about their last decade as a band, and listen to an exclusive playlist Torquil Campbell created just for the Huffington Post. Check it out HERE.
Stars Show Dates:
10.11- Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10.12 Carrboro NC @ Cat's Cradle
10.14 Pensacola Beach FL @ De Luna Festival
10.15 Orlando FL @ Firestone
10.16 Ft. Lauderdale FL @ Culture Room
Stars premiere official video for "We Don't Want Your Body" on Pitchfork.com
Head over to Pitchfork.com to watch the premiere of Stars' latest video "We Don't Want Your Body".
Stars Premiere Official Video for "Changes"
Stars have just released their official video for The Five Ghosts track "Changes" on AOL Spinner! You can check out the new video below, and click HERE to read the article and also listen to the new Katis (The National, Interpol) mix of the track.
La Blogotheque has posted the "Take Away Show" with Stars!
The popular French music blog La Blogothèque has just posted their most recent "Take Away Show" featuring Stars! Check out the video below of their impromptu performance of "Your Ex-Lover is Dead" in the North Beach area of San Francisco.
Stars Perform on NPR's Tiny Desk
Stars recently played on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series! Check out the video below of the band performing acoustic versions of "Fixed", "I Died So I Could Haunt You", and "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" from behind All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk!
STARS: Live at The Village (LiveBuzz Session)
Check out the live session Stars recently recorded for The Live Buzz with Nic Harcourt at The Village. Stars played some new material from their latest release, The Five Ghosts, along with an interview. To watch the full session, click HERE. Watch the recording of "How Much More" below.
Listen to Stars' session from World Cafe on NPR.org
Stars is on NPR's World Cafe tomorrow!
Stars Release “Live From Montreal” Session on iTunes
Today, Stars announce the release of a 7-track iTunes Live Session, Live From Montreal. The session is available for full download HERE for just $6.99! The session was recorded in Montreal, Quebec, on July 15th, 2010, and features songs across the band’s catalog.
Full track listing for Live From Montreal iTunes Session:
1. The First Five Times (Live)
2. Fixed (Live)
3. Tonight (Live)
4. Elevator (Live)
5. Your Ex-Lover Is Dead (Live)
6. Calendar Girl (Live)
7. Winter Bones (Live)
You can still catch Stars on tour in support of their latest album, The Five Ghosts, on any of the remaining U.S. tour dates found below:
Nov 16 in Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
Nov 18 in Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
Nov 19 in Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Nov 20 in Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Nov 21 in New Orleans, LA @ Republic
Nov 23 in Newport, KY @ Southgate House
Nov 24 in Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
STARS in LA next week!!!
STARS will be performing at the historic Wiltern Theater in LA next Friday (11/12)! Some tickets are still available, click HERE to get yours!
Stars' The Five Ghosts is AmazonMP3's Daily Deal this weekend!
Stars perform a live acoustic version of "I Died So I Could Haunt You"
Before their show in Kingston, Stars performed an acoustic version of "I Died So I Could Haunt You" in the street for a small crowd. Watch the beautiful video of the live performance here.
Dead Hearts is AmazonMP3's free song of the day!
AmazonMP3 is offering a free download of Dead Hearts by Stars! Click here to download it for free today only!
Stars' Interface session is now live!
Stars' recently recorded Interface session is now up on Spinner and AOL Music! Click HERE to see the band perform four songs from The Five Ghosts and a special interview. The performance for "Fixed" can also be seen below. Enjoy
Stars performance on Jimmy Fallon being re-aired TONIGHT
In case you missed it at the end of May, the STARS performance episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will be re-airing TONIGHT! Check your local listings.
Stars announce more dates for fall tour, Tweet to win contest
Stars have just announced the second leg of their fall 2010 North American headlining tour! Ticket presales start tomorrow, July 7 and end Friday, July 9. Click HERE for more information.
You can help spread the word about the new tour on Twitter by clicking HERE to enter for your chance to win a limited edition The Five Ghosts 7” box set! Thanks for you’re help and be sure you’re following @montrealstars for all the latest Stars news. Good luck to all who enter!
NEW STARS FALL TOUR DATES
November 6 - Showbox - Seattle, WA
November 9 - Rio Theatre - Santa Cruz, CA
November 10 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
November 12 - Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
November 13 - House of Blues San Diego - San Diego, CA
November 18 - La Zona Rossa - Austin, TX
November 19 - Warehouse Live Main Room - Houston, TX
November 20 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
November 21 - Republic - New Orleans, LA
November 24 - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
Stars perform on KCRW, announce fall tour and more!
Happy STARS release week everyone! Lots of news today so lets get started.
First off, the band was featured on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic this morning. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now stream the performance HERE.
To coincide with the release of The Five Ghosts, RCRD LBL has posted single "We Don't Want Your Body" as a free download. Check out the article and download the song HERE.
Rhapsody TV recently caught up with Torq Campbell for their "On the Record" series. Watch Torq discuss his favorite album of all time below.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Stars have just announced their plans for a North American tour this fall. See all the dates below and head to Stars' official website for special preorder options!
Sept 22 - Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY
Sept 23 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
Sept 24- Terminal 5 - NY, NY
Sept 28 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
Sept 30 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Oct 1 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
Oct 2 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
Oct 3 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
Oct 5 - Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN
Oct 6 - Bluebird Nightclub - Bloomington, IN
Oct 8 - Barrymore Theatre - Madison, WI
Oct 9 - Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI
Oct 20 - Sydenham Street United Church - Kingston, ON
Oct 22 - The Music Hall - London, ON
Oct 23 - Massey Hall - Toronto, ON
Oct 26 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI
Oct 27 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
Oct 29 - Burton Cummings Theatre - Winnipeg, MB
Oct 31 - Winspear Centre - Edmonton, AB
Nov 3 - Kelowna Community Theatre - Kelowna, BC
Nov 4 - Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC
Stars' new album The Five Ghosts is available today!
Today is the day! Stars' new album The Five Ghosts is now available in stores and online! Click HERE to order it on iTunes and get the Seance EP free!
STARS' forthcoming album The Five Ghosts is streaming in its entirety on NPR!
The Five Ghosts might not be out till June 22nd, but you can stream Stars' new album in its entirety right now on NPR! Click HERE to give it a listen!
STARS' new song Dead Hearts is the NPR Song of the Day!
Stars have just premiered new song "Dead Hearts" from the forthcoming The Five Ghosts through NPR's Song of the Day. Click HERE to give it a listen!
Stars debut new video for Fixed!
Check out the official video for STARS' new single Fixed from the upcoming album The Five Ghosts coming June 22nd!
Stars also performed Fixed on Jimmy Fallon last Friday. If you missed out, take a look below.
You can pre-order the album now and get "The Seance EP" free HERE
STARs on Jimmy Fallon TONIGHT
STARS will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon TONIGHT! Check your local listings.
Stars "We Don't Want Your Body" Remix Contest
Stars is offering you the chance to engage artistically with them by giving you access to their music and allowing you to remix it with complete artistic freedom. Whether you are a singer, producer, dj, musician or all the above, make this track yours.
You and other fans can then vote on your favorite. One winner will be selected by Stars and receive Stars Vinyl box set, T-SHIRT, POSTER, AUTOGRAPHED ALBUM and will have their remix featured on Stars MXP4 widget and on Stars' official site. Click HERE for all the info and check out the new widget below!
Stars' new album The Five Ghosts available for pre-order!
Beginning today, fans can pre-order STARS' new album, The Five Ghosts (6/22). Multiple physical packages are available on the band's website which include one instant download from The Seance. For all you digital fans, The Five Ghosts is also available for pre-order on iTunes.
Click HERE for the Physical Pre-Order
Click HERE for the iTunes Pre-Order
New STARS track on Pitchfork.com!
Are You The Biggest Stars Fan?
We're looking for Stars' biggest fans to help spread the word about The Five Ghosts in a few key cities. If you're chosen, you'll get hooked up with awesome things like limited edition vinyl, tickets to shows and even meet and greets with the band! Click here to see which cities we need help in!
STARS Single Premiere
Download the first single, "Fixed", from the new album The Five Ghosts HERE on Stereogum! The Five Ghosts is out on 6/22!
STARS US Tour
STARS will be hitting the road starting June 1st to promote their new album The Five Ghosts. They will be playing the album in its entirety, as well as some fan favorites. Catch them in intimate venues all over the US! Check the Tours section for all the dates.
New Stars Webisode
Check out a new webisode from Stars on their official website http://www.youarestars.com/ highlighting their time in the studio recording their latest album "The Five Ghosts"
STARS to release new album via Vagrant!
STARS return with their fifth full-length album, The Five Ghosts, available June 22. Five Ghosts marks the first release on the band’s new label imprint Soft Revolution Records licensed everywhere around the world except Canada through Vagrant Records. Expect the first single "Fixed" to hit iTunes soon. Head to their website to see a new studio video: http://www.youarestars.com