STARS: new live video
STARS SHARE NEW LIVE VIDEO FOR “SNOWY OWL”
ANNOUNCE ‘LIVE FROM CAPELTON HILL’ RELEASE DAY CONCERT VIA BANDCAMP LIVE ON MAY 27th
A Career Spanning Show Featuring Songs From New LP
Headlining 2022 Tour Begins June 4th
Montreal’s Stars today released a new live video for “Snowy Owl,” the tender closing track of the band’s forthcoming first new album in five years, From Capelton Hill, due out on May 27th (Last Gang Records / MNRK).
Recently filmed at Montreal’s Zoomer studio and directed by Darren Curtis, the live video offers another live preview of Stars’ first world tour in years; its lyrics find Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell swapping verses and once again taking the role of two characters that try to stay together but instead keep destroying one another.
Campbell says the track is the epilogue to their stories: “I don’t know what comes after,” he says. “I just make records about other people and in the end, they turn out to be about me.”
Following a three-song acoustic set recorded for Comedy Bang Bang’s recent 13th anniversary special, Stars have announced ‘Live From Capelton Hill,’ a career-spanning release day livestream where they’ll play new songs and fan favorites, via Bandcamp Live on May 27th; the show begins at 5pm Eastern and tickets are now on-sale.
The band will continue virtual festivities on May 31st, beginning with a full album listening party via Tim Burgess’ Twitter Listening Party series at 1pm Eastern, followed by a Reddit AMA at Indieheads at 2pm Eastern.
Stars’ headlining West Coast tour kicks off June 4th in Vancouver, Canada and includes two June shows at LA’s The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (see full schedule below).
Musically, Stars’ ninth album and follow-up to 2017’s acclaimed There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light feels like walking into their familiar teenage bedroom.
Campbell says it cuts to the band’s founding principles: it is brimming with gothic, dazzling ‘80s and ‘90s Britpop arrangements, but rendered with intimacy and warmth rather than with cold, digital remove.
A wealth of horn and string arrangements unfold across the record in true Stars fashion, dreamy and macabre. From Capelton Hill is ultimately about a group of people who have spent more than 20 years together, and who have now started to face the awful, necessary calculus each human eventually must do: when will all of this end?
The new live video follows the studio version of “Snowy Owl” and four other pre-release album singles: “Build A Fire,” “Patterns,” “Capelton Hill” (plus live performance video), and “Pretenders,” released to great press from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Exclaim!,Under The Radar, and more.
From Capelton Hill is available for pre-order here.
Stars 2022 Tour Dates:
06/04 – Vancouver, BC – Hollywood Theatre
06/06 – Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s
06/07 – Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s
06/08 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
06/11 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
06/13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
06/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
06/15 – Solana Beach CA – Belly Up Tavern
07/08 – Cherry Valley, ON – The Hayloft Dancehall
07/09 – Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON – Jackson Triggs Amphitheatre Summer Concert Series
07/12 – Calgary, AB – Wildhorse Saloon
09/10 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s Theatre
09/11 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
09/12 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
09/13 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
09/15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – Cambridge Room
09/16 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – Bronze Peacock Room
09/17 – Austin, TX – 3TEN ACL Live
09/21 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
09/22 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
09/23 – Detroit, MI – Magic Bag
09/24 – London, ON – London Music Hall
02/03/23 – Galway, IRE – Roisin Dubh
02/04/23 – Dublin, IRE – Whelans
02/05/23 – Cork, IRE – Cyprus Avenue
02/07/23 – Belfast, UK – Ulster Sports Club
02/08/23 – Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
02/09/23 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
02/10/23 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
02/11/23 – London, UK – Lafayette London
02/12/23 – London, UK – Lafayette London
02/14/23 – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
02/16/23 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
02/17/23 – Hamburg, DE – Knust
02/18/23 – Berlin, DE – Lido