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FUV's New Dig: Stars

by Darren DeVivo

No One Is Lost
ATO / Soft Revolution Records

Montreal's Stars, a vital part of that city's busy music scene, has put out six studio albums over the past 15 years. Now they're back with their seventh, No One Is Lost.

Stars - FUV Live at Rockwood Music Hall - 2014

by Russ Borris
Stars photo by Gus Phillippas

One thing I've always appreciated about Stars is that there is more than meets the ear. Their songs can be catchy and bouncy, but if you listen a little closer, the lyrics may be telling a different story. Their new album No One is Lost is our New Dig this week and the band recently performed and exclusive live set for and audience of WFUV Marquee members at Rockwood Music Hall.  The band was in solid form premiering a bunch of the new songs including the title track which boasts the line "put your hands up cuz everybody dies" over a super fun beat. Only Stars can pull that off. Co-singers Torq and Amy told great stories and even worked in a great version of FUV favorite "Hold on When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It."

[recorded: 10/6/14]


Stars - Words and Music - 2013

by Eric Holland

After over a decade together, Stars continues to sing about relationships in ways few other bands can. With Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan sharing vocals, they portray characters in various stages of falling in and out of love, but death often comes into play amid the pop song settings as well. Torquil and Amy offered up some explanation on that combination during Stars' latest visit to Studio A, and the band performed a few songs from the new album, The North.

Stars - Words and Music - 2007

by Russ Borris
After seven years together, Canadian band Stars shows its veteran status with the carefully constructed 'In Our Bedroom After the War.' Giving voice to the pining, dramatic, indie pop are Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell, and they also spoke for the band when Stars visited with Russ Borris.