If there’s one thing Canadian quintet Stars has been able to do for the entire duration of its 10-year run it’s make us sigh wistfully over beautifully crafted lyrics and gorgeous, blooming melodies. Since 2007’s In Our Bedroom After The War, the band members (many of whom moonlight as Broken Social Scene players) scattered for a while to work on some very un-Stars-like solo and side projects. However, rest assured that just-released fifth full-length, The Five Ghosts (Vagrant/Soft Revolution), is Stars still being heartbreakingly Stars, with an underlying theme of mortality featuring lyrics that focus on love in a “til death do us part” kind of way. Prepare to swoon when you see them play the album live on their tour of Europe and North America this fall. Evan Cranley, Torquil Campbell, Amy Millan, Chris Seligman and Patrick McGee are guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with Cranley.
Evan: This legendary Montreal haberdashery has fitted Quebec men since the 1920s. It’s located on St. Catherine Street. Local lore has Henri Henri inventing the modern-day “hat trick.” If a member of the Montreal Canadiens or the visiting team scored three goals in a game, they were treated to a free hat from Henri Henri. Always a class act. I personally own four lids from them. Qualite de luxe!
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