Ans Herz gelegt: Stars

· 07.06.2011 · Keine Kommentare

So viele Herzen gibt es gar nicht, wie ich sie momentan gern verteilen würde für all die schöne Musik da draußen.

Stars aus Kanada mag ich schon ganz schön lange, immer wieder schwirren ihre Lieder dank bestimmter Textzeilen und/oder Mitwipp-Melodien durch meinen Kopf, so auch heute. Und ::: schwupps ::: veröffentlicht die Band The Bedroom Demos und schreibt dazu:

Moments have their moments.
In the big deep winter of Montreal, 2006, STARS were drunk.
Two years had been spent carousing the globe, with ‚Set Yourself On Fire‘ in their hands. Home again, they drove the van to a neighbourhood studio to play through some songs they were already planning to record again – in the future, all the way across the tundra, months later – in sun-addled British Columbia. …
The studio was Breakglass, run by a dear friend named Jace Lasek, of the band The Besnard Lakes. At that time still a shitbox construction site on the north side of Montreal, Breakglass afforded STARS a refuge from the road, and a steady windowsill to pile up wine bottles. The songs came in bursts, were tracked quickly, given working titles like ‚Flack‘ and ‚Fuck U I Love You‘ and stored one by one in the hallway with the other boxes of tapes. Minds were lost, found again; arguments claimed teeth and nails – love got spit and wrangled back. The band once more became a band and pulled verses from the fumes, bridges from beneath their feet. …
In the spring of 2011, much had changed for the band. Parents had been lost and made, homes left behind and built anew. On a break from touring their new record, ‚The Five Ghosts‘ the band reached back and remembered an affinity with the Breakglass sessions – ‚Barricade‘ recorded with one microphone, an epic solo on ‚My Favourite Book‘. Jace found the tapes, wine lined the windowsill for a weekend, and the demos finally found their way out of the studio.

Here they are, please enjoy.

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