Stars team up with Benjamin Gibbard on "Snowy Owl" remix
Montreal’s Stars today released a nuanced and sinuous new remix of “Snowy Owl,” a standout ballad off their latest album, by Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie). Gibbard–who introduced his reworking in a new video with the band’s Torquil Campbell, declaring Stars “the best band in the world!”–is the first artist in a diverse group of other soon-to-be-announced acts who collaboratively brought their unique take on songs from Stars ninth album, From Capelton Hill. Stay tuned for other remixes in the coming months, culminating in an official release later this spring.
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“Ben's one of my dearest friends, and our tour with Death Cab way back when was such a pivotal moment in our career, so it feels incredibly happy and good to put this remix out into the world,” says Campbell. “And what a remix it is, gifted with Ben's innate melodicism, but tougher and more groovy than the original version as well. We love it, and we're so happy to share it with you all.”
Stars also announced new headline North American tour dates in April, including select rescheduled U.S. shows from 2022. The band recently confirmed the various special live guests and longtime friends who will join them onstage at select upcoming U.K. and European shows: John Douglas (The Trashcan Sinatras) in Glasgow, David Gedge (The Wedding Present) in Paris, London and Amsterdam, and Bloc Party’s Russell Lissack at the second London show. A full itinerary is below; tickets for all new tour dates go on-sale Thursday, Feb 2nd at 10:00am local time.
“Snowy Owl (Benjamin Gibbard Remix)” follows their recent holiday single, “Christmas Anyway,” which earned praise from Variety, FLOOD, Stereogum, and more. From Capelton Hill was released last May via Last Gang Records / MNRK to acclaim from MOJO (4/5), Exclaim! (8/10), Brooklyn Vegan (“few bands that were with us at the dawn of the millennium continue to sound this vital”), NEXT, Under The Radar, Music OHM (4/5), Record Collector (4/5) and CBC 'q', among others.
Stars 2023 Tour Dates:
02/03 - Galway, IRE - Roisin Dubh
02/04 - Dublin, IRE - Whelan’s
02/05 - Cork, IRE - Cyprus Avenue
02/07 - Belfast, UK - Ulster Sports Club
02/08 - Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
02/09 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
02/10 - Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
02/11 - London, UK - Lafayette London
02/12 - London, UK - Lafayette London
02/14 - Paris, FR - Petit Bain
02/16 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
02/17 - Hamburg, DE - Knust
02/18 - Berlin, DE - Lido
04/07 - Creemore, ON - Avening Community Hall
04/08 - Creemore, ON - Avening Community Hall
04/09 - Paris, ON - Paris Presbyterian Church
04/10 - Hamilton, ON - Bridgeworks
04/12 - Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag
04/13 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
04/14 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
04/15 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
04/18 - Dallas, TX - Cambridge Room
04/19 - Austin, TX - 3Ten Austin City