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DeLuna Fest Band That You Really Oughta Know: Stars

Sounds like:
Intricate indie pop with a heavy dose of melodrama and haunting vocals

For Fans Of:
Broken Social Scene, Ra Ra Riot, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down and The Smiths (They’ve even done some Smiths covers—“This Charming Man” and “Asleep”—that are worth checking out.)

Band Since:
2001

Representing:
Toronto, Canada originally; then New York City and Montreal, Canada

Most Recent Album:
”The Bedroom Demos,” which came out in June 2011

Random Fun Facts:
*All members of Stars are also members of Broken Social Scene.
*Lead singer and founding member Torquil Campbell also has some acting credits to his name—including an episode of “Sex and the City.”
*The famous intro “When there is nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire” was recorded by Campbell’s famous father, actor Douglas Campbell.
*”The O.C.,” “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” “Gossip Girl,” “The Vampire Diaries,” and “Chuck” have all featured Stars songs.

Most Downloaded Song (according to iTunes):
”Your Ex-Lover is Dead”

Most Download-Worthy Songs (according to the IN music team):
”My Favourite Book,” “Take Me to the Riot” and “We Don’t Want Your Body”

Notable Tours And Gigs:
In 2008, they opened for Coldplay in Ottawa, Ontario as part of the Viva la Vida Tour.

Ever Played Pensacola Before:
Not that we remember (or can find proof of on the Internet, but then again, Googling “Stars” isn’t really very helpful). So it looks like DeLuna Fest will be their first local show.

Why You Should Like Them:
Because Stars are known to be an impressively dramatic live act and we personally think everyone should see “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead” live at least once in their lives.

Find out more:
youarestars.com, delunafest.com