Originally from New York, Stars relocated and took up
residence in Montreal, but took an eclectic mix of influences
discovered in their home state. Drawing inspiration from Sgt.
Pepper's-era Beatles, the band resurrected Chamber
Rock with an un-compromised emphasis on melody and production.
Set Yourself On Fire is the third release from the Canada
based group and rivals their previous two. Chock full of ornate
and multi-faceted songs, Stars continue with a mix of superimposed
orchestral movements alongside a mix of new wave, dance and dream
pop conscientious timbres. Vocal exchanges between Tourquil
Campbell and Amy Millan are authentic and haunting
as the duo sing about love and heartbreak.
Unusual? Perhaps. Experimental? A little bit. Worth a listen?
1. Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
2. Set Yourself On Fire
3. Ageless Beauty
5. Big Fight
6. What I'm Trying to Say
7. One More Night
8. Sleep Tonight
9. First Five Times
10. He Lied About Death
11. Celebration Guns
12. Soft Revolution
13. Calendar Girl
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