Stars Share New Tracks From ‘No One Is Lost’ at New York City Gig
As Stars gear up for the release of their seventh album, 'No One Is Lost,' on Oct. 14, they stopped by New York City's Rockwood Music Hall last night (Oct. 6) to share some of the new material.
Even in such an intimate setting as the small Rockwood venue, the Canadian indie pop outfit proved they can bring a dance party to any place. Their high-energy set was full of songs that some fans recognized as being very "retro" of the band. Singer Torquil Campbell explained that this sound is something that isn't new to the signature Stars sound.
"I feel like we've been making disco music the whole time," he told the crowd, and added, "We've always been embracing synthesizers."
But even though Stars have been known to make you want to shake your groove thing at their live performances, singer and guitarist Amy Millan admits that the location of their studio did have a hand in inspiring the new album's sound. "We were above a gay disco while we were recording this," she said. "So it's not our fault. It's theirs."
During the set, Campbell and Millan sang at full power, even without the help of in-ear monitors. They pulled it off, even though Campbell apologized for having to crouch down to make sure he was hitting all the right notes.
"We're like J. Lo," he said with a straight face. "We need dance music equipment. It feels like Velvet Underground, only worse."
Regardless of that "obstacle," Stars gave the crowd everything they could want to start the week -- new songs and great energy. Check out photos of the show, and get their setlist, below:
Stars -- New York City's Rockwood Music Hall
Stars -- Setlist, Oct. 6, 2014
'From the Night'
'The Last Time'
'Are You OK?'
'Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It'
'No One is Lost'