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Stars (pt 2): In the right time — and in their right space

Stars (pt 2): In the right time — and in their right space

Having always envisioned big — nay, huge — things for themselves, Stars went from being a breezy Belle & Sebastian-inspired quartet to a full-fledged five-piece colorfully playing outside the lines of formulaic indie rock. From their first serendipitous meeting and early recording sessions, through their short-lived rock star period and the strains of a morphing music...
Stars (pt 1): The blazing, ascensional trajectory of a stellar indie band

Stars (pt 1): The blazing, ascensional trajectory of a stellar indie band

STARS began blazing their trail at the dawn of our new millennium. Ignited by Toronto foursome Torquil Campbell, Chris Seligman, Evan Cranley and Amy Millan in 1999 and completed by Pat McGee shortly after a move to Montreal, the sparkling indie act have spawned exactly six LPs, four EPs and a smattering of singles and “special”...
Watch Metric 'Breathing Underwater'

Watch Metric ‘Breathing Underwater’

While on tour in support of newest LP, Synthetica, Metric unveil a new (appropriately live) video for Breathing Underwater. Featuring on-stage and backstage footage from recent performances, the new video is also released with the special  3-song Soundcloud set that is posted below. For a complete list of  Metric’s upcoming tour dates — including dates...
Push your luck: Enter to win an 'Indie Rock Button Factory'

Push your luck: Enter to win an ‘Indie Rock Button Factory’

Talk Rock To Me and Yellow Bird Project have joined forces to dress you up in indie rock button love! Recently, we gushed about the all-around, utter coolness that is the brand new Indie Rock Button Factory from the philanthropically-inclined folks at Yellow Bird Project. In fact, we were so jazzed about it, we hooked...
Stars debut 'The North' LP and offer it as free stream

Stars debut ‘The North’ LP and offer it as free stream

Montreal’s Stars debuted their new LP, The North (ATO Records) yesterday, and have graciously made it available via Soundcloud for streaming. Touted as “a culmination of all they have learned and lost; a record of what it is to love today, of how to live a life in music,”  each of the twelve originals tracks saw...
Hear Stars' new song with super long name

Hear Stars’ new song with super long name

Montreal-based Stars have debuted (the not very headline-friendly track) Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It from their forthcoming LP, The North, out September 4 via ATO Records. The band have also recently announced North American tour plans with the likes of Metric, Diamond Rings and newcomers California Wives....
Stars announce new LP, 'The North'

Stars announce new LP, ‘The North’

Montreal-based indie quintet Stars have announced new album, The North, is now being readied for a September 4 release date via label, ATO Records. The new LP follows 2010’s The Five Ghosts and marks the bands s sixth full-length release. Produced by themselves, with help from Graham Lessard and Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire), Stars recorded...
Michou: Celebrating love and a decade of new possibilities

Michou: Celebrating love and a decade of new possibilities

Windsor quartet Michou has much to celebrate says vocalist Mike Hargreaves – a brand new EP, Celebrate Love, a cross-Canada tour set to commence in May, and their recent appointment as artist of the year at Toronto’s 2011 Verge Music Awards, winning over Stars, Arcade Fire, Zeus, and Tegan and Sara. Alongside Hargreaves, Michou’s members...

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