On December 6, Stars will release LaGuardia, a double vinyl, 20 song love letter to their fans, reflecting their ongoing ability to find new inspiration and new messages to deliver in this vast and ever changing musical space – to keep up the fight. Stars have revealed a companion website that maps out the stories behind some of the most essential Stars songs ever released and included on LaGuardia.
As Torquil Campbell recalls of, “Hold On When You Get Love, And Let Go When You Give It.”
“I remember thinking this song was going to make us rich. that is literally how stupid I am. I do believe in what it says though, and I love Evan’s New Order bass line more than I can possibly say. I remember there was a lot of argument about whether to shorten the title. I insisted that we not do that, which is lucky because if we had it might have been a huge hit and i would have grown distant and insular as I struggled with sudden massive fame, and then gone on to make a self serving 25 minute long solo album about how my love for Jesus has made me a rich man. Phew. Lucky that didn’t happen.”
And Amy Millan reflects on writing “Ageless Beauty.”
“Sometimes I go to the dictionary and open it at random to help me write lyrics. I found the word “tattered” and I liked the cosmic help. Chris and Evan had written this beautiful music and I felt loads of pressure to make something match its beauty. I remember feeling a ton of stress about it and the chorus back ups don’t really make any sense but people seem attached to this one and it actually was one of our only big radio hits!”
1. “Elevator Love Letter”: From the album Heart.
2. “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It”: From the album The North.
3. “Reunion”: From the album Set Yourself On Fire.
4. ”Dead Hearts”: From the album The Five Ghosts.
5. “Ship To Shore”
6. “Trap Door”: From the album No One Is Lost.
7. “Going, Going, Gone (Live)”: From the album Sad Robots.
8. “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead”: From the album Set Yourself On Fire.
9. “Fixed”: From the album The Five Ghosts.
10. “A Song Is A Weapon”: From the album The North.
11. “Heart”: From the album Heart.
12. “Fluorescent Light”: From the album There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light.
13. “No One Is Lost”: From the album No One Is Lost.
14. “Take Me To The Riot”: From the album In Our Bedroom After The War.
15. “My Favourite Book”: From the album In Our Bedroom After The War.
16. “The Theory Of Relativity”: From the album The North.
17. “Undertow”: From the album Sad Robots.
18. “Ageless Beauty”: From the album Set Yourself On Fire.
19. “From The Night”: From the album No One Is Lost.
20. “Calendar Girl”: From the album Set Yourself On Fire.
VISIT/EXPLORE the LaGuardia website, HERE.