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Stars Discuss Touring With a Baby, the Perks of Playing Festivals + the Prospect of New Music

There was a time when discussing Stars required one to mention their role as an extended part of the Broken Social Scene family. But after seven full-length albums in 13 years, the Canadian quintet has established its own identity. On last year's 'The North,' that identity shifted from the dramatic and somber group heard on predecessor 'The Five Ghosts' to one that's much more jubilant and playful. As singer and guitarist Amy Millan puts it, the change-up enabled "a lot more jumping up and down and a lot less looking at your ghosts through the rearview mirror."

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'Something Real and Good'
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‘Something Real and Good’ Trailer – What’s the Song?

‘Something Real and Good’ is a film about two strangers who meet at an airport and form an unexpected connection as they wait for their delayed flight home. The trailer for the upcoming story of serendipitous romance features Stars’ ‘Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It.’

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Dr. Martens 'Spin the Bottle' Ad
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Dr. Martens ‘Spin the Bottle’ 2013 Commercial – What’s the Song?

Doc Martens are all the rage among young, rebellious romantics these days. In the new unofficial commercial for the brand of British footwear, a group of teenagers engages in a spirited game of spin the bottle at a house party. What’s the song in the music video-style ad?

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Stars, ‘The North’ – Album Review

Effusive, ebullient, endearing: Stars attract such affectionate adjectives like gravity pulls things to the ground. The band's sixth album, ‘The North,’ is as sugary as you would hope -- though, like a crème bruleee, there are secrets hiding beneath its sucrose-soaked surface.

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Stars, ‘Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It’ – Song Review

Beloved Canadian indie rockers Stars gave fans a taste of what to expect from their forthcoming 'The North' album last month when they offered up the track 'Theory of Relativity,' a synth-heavy cut that we suggested would "sound right at home in your iPod playlist containing MGMT, Passion Pit and the Naked and Famous." The latest offering to tide you over until 'The North' arrives on Sept. 4 is -- deep breath -- titled 'Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It,' and tide you over it will.

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Stars Announce 2012 Tour Dates

Canadian indie darlings Stars will be backing their forthcoming album 'The North' with an extensive North American tour that will feature a slew of dates supporting fellow Canucks Metric in their home country and a lengthy U.S. headlining trek with a nice surprise: Any fan who buys a ticket to a headlining show will receive a free copy of 'The North.'

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Ben Harper, Stars + More on Deck for Summersonic 2012 Lineup

Halifax, Canada will see a variety of music artists come their way when the Summersonic music festival returns to the city in September 2012 after a four year absence. Montreal indie-pop darlings Stars, singer-songwriter (and recently single) Ben Harper, Chicago punk rockers Rise Against and more will be on hand for the three-day event.

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Stars Premiere New Track ‘The Theory of Relativity’ From Upcoming Album

Montreal, Canada indie darling Stars have announced a new album, entitled 'The North,' to be released later this year. Listen to a brand new track called 'The Theory of Relativity' below.

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