Ever conscious of their live show, Canadian indie rockers Stars tried to capture that sound on their new album, "In Our Bedroom After the War," which is out now digitally and will arrive Sept. 25 at t
Ever conscious of their live show, Canadian indie rockers Stars tried to capture that sound on their new album, "In Our Bedroom After the War," which is out now digitally and will arrive Sept. 25 at traditional retail via Arts & Crafts.
The set was recorded in Vancouver over a six-week period this spring, with the band routinely logging 12- to 15-hour days in the studio.
"One of the consistent thing people tell us is that our live show is pretty different than our records," Stars vocalist Amy Millan tells Billboard.com. "We wanted to bring the explosiveness from the live show to the record. We were in the room together when this was recorded, rather than recording all our parts separately."
Stars gained prominence in North America with 2005's breakout "Set Yourself on Fire," the success of which afforded the band some new studio tricks. "I think we have many more tools for this record. We put more money into buying and renting instruments." Millan says. "I think it sounds more raw, but there is still the gloss that I think we search for."
Currently, the band is in Toronto shooting the video for lead single "Take Me To the Riot." They'll head out for three gigs in early September, before launching a U.S. tour Oct. 17 in Burlington, Vt. This trek encompasses some of the band's biggest headlining shows to date, including stops at New York's Town Hall and Stubbs' BBQ in Austin, Tx.
"We got a taste of big rooms when we opened for Death Cab For Cutie," Millan says. "We're pretty large personalities, so we're excited for larger rooms."