Stars Tour North: Listen to “Hold On When You Get Love…”

09/19/2012

Stars’ return to touring this fall with their sixth LP The North. The album’s second single “Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It” is a throwback to their synth-pop glory days. Gone are the days of drugs, sex and death- replaced by a newfound maturity; they sing about love found and lost without regret. Musically speaking, you can hear this as well. You can hear the restraint in their arrangements, especially when compared to 2010’s The Five Ghosts. The synths are light and upbeat, accentuating the steady drums. Like in many of their best tracks, Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan trade vocals — one strained and dramatic, the other calm and airy. Overall, this track is a welcome return, balancing their pop sensibility and theatrics.

 

Tour Dates:

9/20 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall ^
9/21 – Boston, MA – Paradise ^
9/22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall ^
9/23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^
9/25 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater ^
9/26 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle ^
9/27 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre ^
9/28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse ^
9/29 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge ^
10/2 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall ^
10/3 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre ^
10/4 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre ^
10/5 – St. Louis, MO – Plush ^
10/6 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note ^
10/9 – 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 ^
10/21 – Napa, CA – The Uptown Theatre
11/7 – Portland, OR – The Aladdin Theatre
11/8 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/9 – 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 # *