Canada has produced several cult-hit indie pop rock bands, but dreamy Montreal outfit Stars seems to be one of the most notable recently. The band has a new album called The North arriving in just a few days — September 4 to be precise. Can’t wait that long? NPR has a complete stream of the album as part of its First Listen series.
The album is eclectic, with musical styles varying across the 12 tracks. But there’s always a dream-pop rock vibe, with both male and female vocals covering a wide range of topics. As a whole, the album comes across as an airy, neo-late-80s trip. If that’s your thing, you should check it out before you commit to buy the album in a week.
Here’s the track listing. Unfortunately we can’t embed the album or the tracks, but you can listen to either the entire thing or individual tracks at NPR’s website. Enjoy!
- The Theory of Relativity
- The North
- Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give it
- Through the Mines
- Do You Want to Die Together?
- Lights Changing Colour
- The Loose Ends Will Make Knots
- A Song Is a Weapon
- The 400