We can add another name to the list of big indie bands releasing new albums this spring: Stars. The arch, dramatic Canadian indie poppers will release The Five Ghosts, their fifth studio album, on June 22.
This will be the first Stars album since 2007′s In Our Bedroom After the War, and it’ll also be the first release on the band’s own new label Soft Revolution, which will be licensed outside Canada via Vagrant.
All five members of the band contributed songwriting to the album, and Broken Social Scene/Apostle of Hustle member Andrew Whiteman makes a guest appearance. The first single, “Fixed”, features lead vocals from Stars co-leader AmyMillan. In a statement, Millan says, “We have never written an album with this much cohesion and unity. It is the first time we’ve had the luxury of being together in a huge room writing songs off the floor.”
Before the album drops, the band will tour clubs playing The Five Ghosts in its entirety, as well as fan-chosen old jams “Take Me to the Riot”, “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead”, and “Ageless Beauty”. They haven’t announced any of their dates yet, so keep an eye out.