Sounds Like: Shockingly good side project of Stars’ Torquil Campbell and his longtime friend, Chris Dumont, where they craft beautiful whispery baroque pop tunes.
Free Association: Just gonna say it—this is better than the last two Stars records. Burn!
For Fans Of: Broken Social Scene, Jason Collett, productive stoner buddies.
Smoke Ring For My Halo
Sounds Like: Not much new here, folks, like a Childish Prodigy Pt. II but with a bit more variety in terms of pace, tone and energy ... which is to say it’s a delightful record
Free Association: Ride that Freak Train, the local boy’s on a roll and can do no wrong.
For Fans Of: Lou Reed, Karl Blau, vintage Boss, long hairs.
Time for a big Bang breakthrough?