Fete Music Hall & The Bowery Boston Present
with Dan Mangan
Tuesday, April 17th
Tickets: ADV $21 • DOS $23
STARS has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes towards providing indigenous women and their children a safe and supportive environment through the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal. (http://www.nwsm.info)
STARS have made their career telling the tales we keep in the darkest, and most hopeful parts of our souls. Delivering the hard and soft edges of life and love as only this band can, they returned with two new tracks Privilege and We Called It Love.
From the reflective beauty of Amy Millan’s vocal in Privilege “never got what you want, never got it” to Torquil Campbell’s contemplative and contrary, “I don’t believe that people change…but I’ve changed” on We Called It Love, Stars return time and again to comfort and reassure us that within the experience of failure and fucking up is the path to a life well lived.
A collective band statement notes, “We’re back! We have a new album. It was recorded in Montreal and Connecticut with the great producer, Peter Katis. We love him and thank him for being there for us. It’s our first with our friends at Last Gang. We made this record for ourselves, for our kids, and for you. And we are so happy and grateful that you’re still listening to our music.”
With approaching 20 years as a band and a storied album catalogue spanning 2001’s Nightsongs, the romantic upheaval of 2003’s Heart and 2004’s Set Yourself On Fire, 2007’s In Our Bedroom After the War, the downcast elegies of 2010’s The Five Ghosts, the rejuvenation of 2012’s The North and sub-base, dance club infused No One Is Lost in 2014, Stars continue to prove themselves some of the finest musical storytellers in the country, moving through life with their fans.
Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO award winning & two-time Polaris Music Prize listed musician and songwriter. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and sons. With Jesse Zubot, he scored Hector And The Search For Happiness, a feature film starring Simon Pegg.
Mangan has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Australia. He released his fourth LP, Club Meds, in 2015 to much critical acclaim, under the moniker “Dan Mangan + Blacksmith” (Blacksmith referring to long-time collaborators).
In June 2016, Mangan released Unmake, an EP featuring five songs including a cover of Robyn’s “Hang With Me” with two songs off Club Meds reworked, including “Forgetery” featuring Tegan Quin, and new songs “Whistleblower” and “Race To The Bottom.”