Photo via Brooklyn Vegan by Amanda Hatfield
I show up and the doorman is the nicest I’ve ever encountered. I’d never been to Webster Hall before surprisingly, so I’m a little confused about where to enter. He unhooked the red velvet rope for me and said I had my own entrance; I could get used to Manhattan decorum! …Or maybe it’s the new dress. I enter the concert hall and it’s packed. A haze of smoke drifts above the crowd and it’s hard to tell if it sprung from them or if the venue is purposefully papering us in vapor. Nope, smoke machine spotted in the balcony – either way, it works.
Due to a serious of unfortunate events that include the lack of F & G service to south Brooklyn this weekend, I miss Diamond Rings. I’ve had bad luck with transport lately.
They’re setting up the stage for Stars, though, who were another early-college-idol-band for me that I’ve never seen live. The set list you ask? What can one say about a set list that seamlessly blends every old heart-knocking ballad with the new set of sparkling knife-like songs just released on their latest record The North? It was a knock-out. The show was more beautiful and regal than Lady Liberty herself, and as these songs went back to the beginning of college for me, it felt historic too.
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Hey, America: Happy July 4th! Enjoy this new track, “The Theory of Relativity,” from Canadian group Stars, one of my favorite bands of all time. Amy Millan, welcome back into my life.
“The Theory of Relativity” is the first single off Stars’ new album, The North, out September 4, 2012. Download it […]
I am, and always have been, a huge fan of Stars. Or rather, to say it better, their potential. When they strike gold, they are utterly amazing (See: “Elevator Love Letter”, “Your Ex-Lover is Dead”, “Look Up”, “Ageless Beauty”), but oftentimes they limit themselves to songs that mosey along without much affect, relying simply […]
Stars just released TWO new songs (in addition to “Fixed”) from their forthcoming The Five Ghosts, which we’ve been hyping like whoa here on KR. Electro synth has been rockin’ the songs we’ve heard so far from the album, and I’m a-okay with that. It’s exciting; it’s fun; it’s different. Torquil finally gets his turn […]
Stars just released the music video for “Fixed”, the first single off their forthcoming album The Five Ghosts, which we previously posted about here.
Watch this “still photos vs. warped-band-that-looks-like-it’s-playing-on-speed” video below (it’s actually quite cool), and get yourselves reacquainted with the Canadians.
Stars – “Fixed” [MP3]
Hot on the heels of my post about Stars’ new tour dates and mention of upcoming single, “Fixed”, comes…”Fixed”. This is the first track available off Stars’ forthcoming fifth LP, The Five Ghosts, and thank god it’s Amy Millan taking the reigns. Because she’s pretty much one of the best female vocalists out […]
With the recent news that Stars are set to release their fifth studio album, The Five Ghosts, on June 22, comes a slew of US tour dates, along with this little nugget of coolness:
Playing the new record in its entirety from start to finish, Stars are also letting fans select additional set list […]
Wildlife is one of those albums that’s really hard to have a confident opinion about. I’m sure you know the type: you know the music is good, and the band is obviously talented, but you can’t really say why it works. Just me? Oh.
Anyway, Headlights‘ Wildlife is that album. The sound has […]
Got another one for ya. For those who don’t know, this is iTunes Mixery part seis. Here’s how it goes: I play iTunes on shuffle -> tell you which song comes up -> provide the mp3 and a tidbit -> continue until five songs and embarrassment are complete. See my previous “mixeries” at […]
I know, I’m about six days late on this one. SORRY. I’m actually kicking myself for it, so I can handle your virtual slap in the face.
With July 4 and a slew of American spirit and independence coming our way, what better time to continue spotlighting Canadian label, Arts & Crafts? (By […]