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  • Formed: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Group Members: Amy Millan
  • Website: http://www.youarestars.com/home/
  • Recent Activity: 12.25.14 As a countdown to 2015, we'll be posting the band's 'best of 2014' lists! Evan's favourite movies? Under the Skin and Locke #starsbestof2014
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Group Members: Amy Millan

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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. They returned two years later with No One Is Lost.


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Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
01.10.15 The Workman's Club Dublin, D Ireland
01.11.15 The Limelight Belfast, Bfs ND
01.12.15 King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Glasgow, Rfw UK
01.13.15 Sound Control Manchester, Man UK
01.15.15 Scala London, London UK
01.16.15 La Fleche d'Or Paris, Ville De Paris France
01.17.15 Bitterzoet Amsterdam, North Holland Netherlands
01.19.15 Zoom - Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main, Hesse Germany
01.20.15 Luxor Koln, NW Germany
01.21.15 Knust Hamburg, HH Germany

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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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  • 12.25.14 As a countdown to 2015, we'll be posting the band's 'best of 2014' lists! Evan's favourite movies? Under the Skin and Locke #starsbestof2014
  • 12.24.14 everyone in stars hopes that you have a loving, warm and peaceful holiday. see you all soon! xoxo
  • 12.24.14 RT @carlosfold: @youarestars confirmed for the best band to listen to after you break up with some one
  • 12.23.14 RT @Aesthetic_Mag: .@caribouband, @arkellsmusic, & @youarestars made our list for the best songs of 2014. | See who else made the cut: http…
  • 12.23.14 RT @CHOM977Music: On air: Are You OK? by Stars http://t.co/vizbycQlVe #nowplaying #CHOM
  • 12.19.14 FREE DOWNLOAD: The @ATORecords winter sampler is live now featuring "No One Is Lost!" #nooneislost http://t.co/nxMln9C0bI xo Enjoy!
  • 12.19.14 RT @WIMusicFestival: Past performers @youarestars with @heyrosetta @Kingston_Grand Feb 3rd. Tix avail http://t.co/9yytJgMpAG or the box off…
  • 12.18.14 RT @MikeOnSouthSt: Nice @_holamateo shoutout for great @youarestars show at @uniontransfer! MT @theswollenfox "...favorite concerts..." ht…
  • 12.18.14 RT @TrueVinyl: #11 @youarestars #10 @warondrugsjams #9 @CHVRCHES #8 @THURSTONMOORE58 Four more very different and compelling LPs http://t.c…
  • 12.18.14 RT @artsandcraftsmx: "No you're never gonna find my face when you come looking for it". - @youarestars http://t.co/YiObJf5cku #regalaarts
  • 12.17.14 RT @rubenduiveman: Got tickets for @youarestars in @BitterzoetAdam in January! Exited! #nooneislost Hoping for some oldies too.. #14forever…
  • 12.17.14 RT @electricityska: There is a karaoke bar in Toronto that has Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It by @youarestars. Bless.