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Quick thought: Stars release new album, EP

Filed Under: New Releases

Written by Brendan

Monday June 21, 2010

Stars - Five GhostsLast week I pre-ordered the new Stars album The Five Ghosts on iTunes, and either by some iTunes mistake or a nice little “thank you” to those who pre-ordered, I was able to download the album – and accompanying EP The Seance – today instead of tomorrow. [Just checked their website and found this: "Due to demand of retailers in both Canada and the USA, the new street date for The Five Ghosts will be JUNE 21, 2010 - both physically and digitally."]

Upon first listen, the EP is outstanding and way outshines the LP. Though I really wanted to order the limited edition 7″ box set, I think now I’m probably glad I didn’t drop that $100. But I am definitely looking forward to spending some more time with this album today and in the coming weeks as I gear up to see Stars at Osheaga.

Late Update: I changed my mind, at least in terms of the LP. Damnit I love Stars. Call them — or me — what you will, but Stars are definitely top 10 favorite bands of the 2000s for me, and this album only cements that status. It’s time to make an interview with these folks a serious goal of mine.

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