July 18, 2012
Stars release one of THE songs of 2012
Stars' new album, The North, is due out on September 4. I recently did a review of it for the September issue of Instinct Magazine. The album, solid across the board, is notable for what may be their finest piece of music to date: Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It. Which is saying a lot from a band that has crafted so many beautiful songs.
I love this t-shirt worthy gem: "Take the weakest thing in you and then beat the bastards with it / And always hold on when you get love so you can let go when you give it."
The final 90 seconds, with that aching New Order-ish guitar, is chill inducing. I can't even quote it without expiring right now, it's so sad and beautiful.
Almost 13 years in, this band still knows how set itself on fire creatively. The North pre-order is up now on US iTunes.