View Full Version : hey are stars good


neopryn
10-17-2005, 01:23 PM
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mirrar
10-17-2005, 01:31 PM
resident stars fangirl here.

set yourself on fire and heart are two of my favourite albums. we have similar taste so i bet you'd dig them.

heart is really dreamy, romantic kind of poppy record, with lots of songs about love and such.

set yourself on fire is their latest, and they're definately getting more sassy on it. politcal themes, partying, lots of breakup stuff, and more electric touches. lots of pretty instruments too. personally i like this one better but they're both great.

Nothing/everything
10-17-2005, 01:33 PM
good stuff, too bad i missed out on them last summer during a festival.

mirrar
10-17-2005, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by Nothing/everything
good stuff, too bad i missed out on them last summer during a festival. they're SO SO good live. torquiel is such a showman, with his suits and sassy banter.. he looks like he should be a prime minister or something.

i've seen them three times, the last of which being in a tiny hotel bar. they're better in small venues but i think that about most bands.

Nothing/everything
10-17-2005, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by mirrar
they're SO SO good live. torquiel is such a showman, with his suits and sassy banter.. he looks like he should be a prime minister or something.

i've seen them three times, the last of which being in a tiny hotel bar. they're better in small venues but i think that about most bands.

well the thing was that they were having technical problems, and the festive was on quite a tight schedule. So we left because we thought they weren't going to perform anymore, and because i wanted to see the Ponys as well. Too bad :(

Nothing/everything
10-17-2005, 01:41 PM
hah, i just found out that you can listen to that particular gig here:

http://3voor12.vpro.nl/3voor12/groups/index.jsp?groups=19531846

click the speaker symbol. There's apparently also a live vid to be seen.

neopryn
10-17-2005, 01:42 PM
well that's enough to convince me. thanks you two.

mirrar
10-17-2005, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by Nothing/everything
hah, i just found out that you can listen to that particular gig here:

http://3voor12.vpro.nl/3voor12/groups/index.jsp?groups=19531846

click the speaker symbol. There's apparently also a live vid to be seen. !! thankyou. MOYA, huh torq.. hmm.

Nothing/everything
10-17-2005, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by mirrar
MOYA, huh torq.. hmm.

what?

Netphorian Gadabout
10-17-2005, 01:55 PM
Stars are great. Set Yourself On fire is even better then Heart.

Fathoms (unadored)
10-17-2005, 02:00 PM
Set Yourself on Fire is my favorite album from last year.

Mooney
10-17-2005, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by mirrar
they're SO SO good live. torquiel is such a showman, with his suits and sassy banter.. he looks like he should be a prime minister or something.


amen, to that.

my name is evan and this is my heart.

smashingjj
10-17-2005, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by Nothing/everything


what? nevermind. you'll hear her talk more like this in februari, you'll get used to it.

Zorgon
10-17-2005, 02:49 PM
Yeah, they're sweet.

phaedrus
10-17-2005, 03:17 PM
i'm curious to see what their side projects amount to. Amy Milan's solo album should be pretty could. Maybe better than Feist?

mirrar
10-17-2005, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by mirrar
!! thankyou. MOYA, huh torq.. hmm. his shirt in the video says MOYA.

die, joeri.

ryan patrick
10-17-2005, 07:58 PM
they're pretty mediocre.

spring
10-17-2005, 08:56 PM
i really like them too. I can't decide which of the two albums I like the most, but I really really loved them live. I saw them at the Hillside festival this summer and they were great. Awesome stage banter indeed :)

mirrar
10-17-2005, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by spring
i really like them too. I can't decide which of the two albums I like the most, but I really really loved them live. I saw them at the Hillside festival this summer and they were great. Awesome stage banter indeed :) wish i'd gone to that.

pale blue eyes
10-18-2005, 06:52 AM
I'm seeing them next week opening for Death Cab. Come to think of it, I'm probably more excited to see them than the headliners.

bitey's ghost
10-18-2005, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by Nothing/everything
hah, i just found out that you can listen to that particular gig here:

http://3voor12.vpro.nl/3voor12/groups/index.jsp?groups=19531846

click the speaker symbol. There's apparently also a live vid to be seen.

lol

I wish I could get the time back I wasted on listening to that.

Woody
10-18-2005, 02:20 PM
I have both Heart and Set Yourself On Fire and the latter is better but both disappointed.

The band seems to write two or three stunning tracks per album... eg. Elevator Love Letter, Set Yourself On Fire, Ageless Beauty... and the rest, for the most part is really bland and coated with overtly literal romantic lyrics, which often make me cringe.

They're just 'ok' in my opinion.

spa ced
10-18-2005, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by phaedrus
i'm curious to see what their side projects amount to. Amy Milan's solo album should be pretty could. Maybe better than Feist?

i loved her on the montag album. i'm definitely going to download this.

Toby
10-19-2005, 05:58 PM
there are quite a few good tracks on their first album 'nightsongs'
international rockstar
this charming man (probably my favourite stars song ever)
write what you know
on peak hill ( i cant remember if thats on <3 or what, but its a good song)

*star*
10-20-2005, 12:42 AM
yes we are.