Montreal’s STARS dropped by Sugar Beach studios to talk about their lengthy career making music for the times you don’t feel good. Their words not mine, and they have a point. Introspective, moody lyrics, simultaneously comforting and isolating, set to dreamy art-pop. The journey continues on There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light, their latest release on one and only label Arts & Crafts. STarts have a few intimate shows coming up this fall (Rough Trade Records in Brooklyn, Great Hall in Toronto) so if there are tickets available, you’d better act fast. FASTER!
Continuing with the incredible musical lineup to date, Panamania featured Arts & Crafts darlings Stars on Wednesday night. Torquil Campbell kicked off their performance with a personal dedication to Rob Ford, in time for the beautiful Amy Millan to saunter on stage and the gang was ready to roll. Stars electrified the crowd with their infectious energy (there was lots of jumping) and beautifully danceable hooks. Check out their extensive catalog at http://www.arts-crafts.ca/
Montreal surf rockers The Muscadettes played their second show ion Toronto at the Silver Dollar Room. Led by statuesque sisters Chantal and Kathleen Ambridge, The Muscadettes blast their way through California surf rock tinged with a hint of French flare. This was just their second Toronto show in as many years and after successful showcases at M for Montreal and Pop Montreal, they’ve been invited back to perform at CMF 2015. Stay tuned for details on their facebook page and get a taste for their sound with the videos below