Oct 07 2008

Stars – Sad Robot EP (2008)

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Stars’ new EP, Sad Robots, is one of my favorite releases of this year. In my opinion their 2007 release, In Our Bedroom After the War,  didn’t live up to their 2005 release, Set Yourself on Fire, but after spending 10 days recording this EP, I’m happy to see Stars is back, and at the top of their game.

“14 Forever” and “A Thread Cut With A Carving Knife” have been getting the most spins from me, but  I’m not lying when I say all six tracks on this EP are great.

Amy Milan, the female vocalist for the Montreal band, is one of today’s really exciting musicians to follow. Besides Stars, she is an active member of Broken Social Scene, and has recently produced and toured on solo material as well. In a great interview with Kansas City’s, The Pitch, Milan says “You know, I like to think of Stars as my wife and the others as my girlfriend or goomah. You know, you love your girlfriend, your mistress, but when it comes down to it, you come back to your wife,”

The interview also discusses how Stars decided to part ways with their label, Arts & Crafts, and released this EP independently. Milan said, “You know, it was really extraordinary to be able to very quickly release this album so soon after we’d produced it, to just put up a splash page with the download and watch excitement spread through word-of-mouth through the blogosphere.” They are currently selling the EP for $4, and are considering starting their own label.

Stars is currently on tour, check their Myspace for dates.

Sad Robots EP (2008):

Stars – 14 Forever

Stars – A Thread Cut With A Carving Knife

(remember that you can buy this EP for only $4, and it’s all going into the artists pocket. yay!)

In Our Bedroom After the War (2007):

Stars – Personal

Set Yourself On Fire (2005):

Stars – Your Ex-Lover is Dead

Stars – One More Night

Heart (2003):

Stars – Look Up

Sad Robot site |Arts & Crafts (Stars’ site) | Myspace

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  1. allieon 29 Oct 2008 at 8:47 pm

    i have been dying to listen to a thread cut with a carving knife…thank you thank you thank you. and don’t worry…ill be buying the album soon.

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