Well the Stars are always out there, but Canadian indie-pop band Stars are getting set to return in 2010 with new album The Five Ghosts being released June 22 on their own label Soft Revolution Records. It's their first new album since 2007's In Our Bedroom After the War. Boy does time fly, feels like that was a new release I was reviewing just the other day. Didn't realize how much I missed the Stars till I heard new single "Fixed" premiered on Stereogum. Her voice is always so lovely and their music so good. Can't wait for the album!
They are gonna be doing a tour in June were they will be performing the new album in it's entirety with the encore tracks to be chosen by fans. Ageless Beauty, Ageless Beauty, they gotta play that one! Vote on their site here. They also do an amazing cover of "This Charming Man" by The Smiths. Hopefully that will be one of the encores as well.
Check out the new track, album tracklisting and tour dates below.... They're also gonna be performing at Lollapalooza this year in August if your going up to Chicago for that. They're right smack in the middle of the line-up.
MP3: Fixed - Stars
The Five Ghosts Tracklisting::
01. “Dead Hearts”
02. “Wasted Daylight”
03. “I Died So I Could Haunt You”
05. “We Don’t Want Your Body”
06. “He Dreams He’s Awake”
07. “Never Been Good With Change”
08. “The Passenger”
09. “The Last Song Ever Written”
10. “How Much More”
11. “Winter Bones”
06/01 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
06/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
06/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/05 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
06/06 – Houston, TX @ Free Press Summerfest
06/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
06/09 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
06/15 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
06/16 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
06/17 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
06/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
06/23 – Los Angles, CA @ The Troubadour
As a bonus here's an 'un-official' video of the Stars covering The Smiths "This Charming Man". Ohhh sooo good!