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  • Formed: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Group Members: Amy Millan
  • Website: http://www.youarestars.com/home/
  • Recent Activity: 08.20.14 RT @JessHuddles: Check out @porterrobinson's soaring debut album opener - which features @youarestars' @amymillan's dreamy coo: http://t.co…
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Biography All Music GuideWikipedia

Group Members: Amy Millan

All Music Guide:

Sharing a fondness for sophisticated soul and pop artists like the Smiths, New Order, and Marvin Gaye, vocalist Torquil Campbell and keyboardist Chris Seligman formed Stars in Toronto. Along with friends Evan Cranley (also of Big Rude Jake) and Amy Millan (who contributed to the soundtrack for the film Drowning Mona), the band relocated to New York City before returning to Canada, this time settling in Montreal. Their debut full-length, Nightsongs, was released in early 2001 on Le Grand Magistery, with the Comeback EP following later that same year. The band's mix of pop and indie rock made Stars a popular act in Montreal, not to mention an important part of the city's burgeoning indie scene, and their success began spreading into other cities as well. Before 2002 came to an end, the band headed back into the studio to record a sophomore effort. The soft-hued Heart was released to critical acclaim in the U.K. before Christmas; Heart appeared on the Canadian label Arts & Crafts during summer 2003. The ambitious Set Yourself on Fire followed two years later, and all of its tracks were creatively remixed by the band's peers. Stars released those remixed songs on a new album, Do You Trust Your Friends?, in 2007. During July of that year, as a preemptive measure to beat any blog leaks of their next record, Stars made In Our Bedroom After the War available for download two months before its actual September release date. They also created their own label, Soft Revolution, which released the band's next studio album, The Five Ghosts, in 2010. After moving to the ATO label, the group released their sixth album, The North, in the summer of 2012.


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Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
08.29.14 Edmonton Northlands Grounds Edmonton, AB Canada
08.30.14 X-Fest Calgary, AB Canada
08.30.14 Fort Calgary Calgary, AB Canada
09.06.14 Downsview Park Toronto, ON Canada
10.04.14 Central Park New York, NY US
10.05.14 Rumsey Playfield - Summerstage - Central Park New York, NY US
11.08.14 Port City Music Hall Portland, ME US
11.09.14 Royale Boston Boston, MA US
11.12.14 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA US
11.13.14 9:30 Club Washington, DC US

eMusic Features


36 Songs To Soothe the Pain

By Wondering Sound Staff, Contributor

Whether you're happily married or told Cupid to shove it a long time ago, we can all agree on one thing: to quote the one-and-only Nazareth, "Love hurts/ Love scars/ Love wounds/ And mars." Or something. That's why we went ahead and compiled a list of 36 Songs To Soothe the Pain, from the bloodletting confessionals of Neko Case, Bright Eyes and Sunny Day Real Estate to the melancholic melodies of Sigur Rós, the Shangri-Las… more »

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  • thumbnail from Stars - The Theory of Relativity Stars - The Theory of Relativity
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  • 08.20.14 RT @JessHuddles: Check out @porterrobinson's soaring debut album opener - which features @youarestars' @amymillan's dreamy coo: http://t.co…
  • 08.20.14 RT @leiftheviking: Let's get the new-new @youarestars song over 100k plays on @soundcloud, guys. http://t.co/a78tCauqzf #NoOneIsLost
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  • 08.20.14 RT @sixtywatt: Are you a Stars (@youarestars) fan? If you don't own this Memphis record, you need to. Its amazing!!! http://t.co/2G6HNMW0G7
  • 08.20.14 RT @Live885fm: The New Spin tonight at 9pm: new @illScarlett @youarestars new singles from Jack White @CageTheElephant @bearhandsband +lo…
  • 08.20.14 RT @kylemeredith: @YouAreStars go epic-disco on No One Is Lost's "From The Night." Hear it now on The Weekly Feed! http://t.co/SBrwCLpk9F @…
  • 08.19.14 RT @BlackBook: Canadian indie band @youarestars are back with an all-new track and reinvented sound. http://t.co/xcEP27uxur http://t.co/xjT…
  • 08.19.14 Check out @amymillan's track 'Divinity' with @porterrobinson ! https://t.co/rMDd3HYUFU
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  • 08.18.14 RT @Slammy_P: I wrote about my favorite band @youarestars's new single "From The Night" for this week on @DeadshirtDotNet! http://t.co/1A4y…