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New Music: Stars – “Backlines”

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    Canandian indie-rock outfit Stars have already released two tracks from their upcoming sixth studio album The North: the lush and upbeat “Theory of Relativity” and the dance-pop jam “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It”. For song #3, the band offers something less shimmery with “Backlines”, a more in-your-face pop-rock number with crunchy guitars, a ferocious bassline, and vocals from Amy Millan like a peppier Pat Benatar.

    The North hits stores September 4th via ATO Records. In support of the record, the band will be on tour this fall, and you can find the full schedule listed below.

    Stars 2012 Tour Dates:
    09/20 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
    09/21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise *
    09/22 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
    09/23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
    09/25 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater *
    09/26 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
    09/27 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre *
    09/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
    09/29 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
    10/02 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall *
    10/03 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre *
    10/04 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre *
    10/05 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush *
    10/06 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note *
    10/09 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck *
    10/10 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom *
    10/11 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room *
    10/12 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs *
    10/13 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre *
    10/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
    10/17 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
    10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater *
    10/19 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre *
    10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
    11/07 – Portland, OR @ The Aladdin Theatre
    11/08 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
    11/09 – Victoria, BC @ Save on Centre #
    11/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena #
    11/12 – Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place #
    11/14 – Calgary, AB @ Stampede Corral #
    11/15 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place #
    11/17 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre #
    11/19 – London, ON @ John Labatt Centre #
    11/23 – Kingston, ON @ K-Rock Centre #
    11/24 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #

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    * = w/ Diamond Rings and California Wives
    # = w/ Metric

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