Probably one of the best indie acts to come out of Canada, Stars, fueled by the eloquent tag-team vocals of Torquil Campbell and Amy Milan, is continuing their fall tour at Terminal 5 in Manhattan on September 24 after their June 2010 release of their fifth studio album The Five Ghosts.
"The Five Ghosts is lyrically the darkest thing we've ever done," frontman Campbell said in an interview. "There was a lot of being haunted going on when we were making the record. Chris had a strange experience of being haunted in the hotel room that he was staying in when we got together in Vancouver to write. Chris ended up leaving his hotel room after three days in the middle of the night and never going back because he claimed to be being haunted by this entity who was under his bed. So right from the beginning of making the record, we were sort of freaked out. As the year went on, I lost my dad, and a lot of things kept coming back to us and reminding us of ghosts, you know, that your life is filled with ghosts, ghosts of the past and ghosts of other worlds."
More lyrically driven by Milan than their previous albums In Your Bedroom After the War and Set Yourself on Fire, their new album proves to be the next step for a band that doesn't mind taking risks --"dancing in the dark," as Campbell put it--and producing some truly remarkable results. Tickets are still on sale at Terminal 5's website.