Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Stars Ask: Are You A Sad Robot?


Download: Stars - "Going, Going, Gone"

I guess my answer would be: That depends. Certainly, the announcement of a new EP, released yesterday, from Canadian quintet Stars wouldn't make me sad. The music contained therein, however, is an entirely different story. Most music from Stars, whether its from the relationship-woes document Set Yourself on Fire or the politics-meet-personal vibe of In Our Bedroom After The War, is designed to elicit bittersweet emotion on a wide array of topics. We're sure the Sad Robot EP will do the same.

Here's the tracklist:

1. Maintenance Hall, 4am
2. A Thread Cut With A Carving Knife
3. Undertow
4. Going, Going, Gone (live version)
5. 14 Forever
6. Sad Robot

In addition to selling the EP online, the band will also selling a limited edition physical copy of Sad Robot at the band's shows this fall. Here are tour dates:

9/17/08 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street *
9/18/08 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s *
9/19/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero *
9/20/08 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
9/24/08 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera *
9/25/08 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pagaent *
9/26/08 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada *
9/28/08 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/1/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon ^
10/2/08 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues ^
10/3/08 – Santa Barbara, CA @ UC of Santa Barbara ^
10/4/08 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Rio Theatre ^
10/6/08 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^
10/7/08 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall ^
10/8/08 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^
10/9/08 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox ^
10/10/08 – Bellingham, WA @ Viking Union/Western WA Univ. ^
10/29/08 – Fredericton, NB @ SUB Ballroom/Univ. of NB %
10/30/08 – Moncton, NB @ The Manhattan Club %
10/31/08 – Charlottetown, PEI @ The Wave/Univ. of PEI %
11/1/08 – Halifax, NS @ The Marquee Club %
11/3/08 – St. John’s, NF @ Club One %

* w/ Bell X1
^ w/ Think About Life
% w/ Hey! Rosetta

Sad Robot is out now. Listen to an MP3 of a live version of "Going, Going, Gone" at the top of the post.

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(Jonathan Graef)

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