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Stars on World Cafe | November 25, 2013

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This segment from Nov. 19, 2010, is part of our Vintage Cafe series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances.

Originally formed in Toronto in 1998, the indie-pop band Stars features singer Torquil Campbell, keyboardist Chris Seligman, singer-guitarist Amy Millan and bassist Evan Cranley. After the release of 2004's Set Yourself on Fire in the U.S., Stars became a huge buzz band for songs like "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" and "Ageless Beauty."

The Five Ghosts provides a welcome return to Stars' enchanting sound: wrenching ballads lined with dance-pop grooves. And, as the title suggests, its sound conveys a sense of haunting mystery. (via World Cafe)


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Beth Orton “Central Reservation” Central Reservation
The Actual Tigers “Yardwork In November” Gravelled & Green
Belle & Sebastian “Like Dylan in the Movies” If You’re Feeling Sinister
Broken Bells “Holding On For Life” After the Disco
Portishead “Sour Times” Dummy
((Radiohead “Lotus Flower” King of Limbs))Stars “I Died So I Could Haunt You” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Stars “Fixed” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Stars “Dead Hearts” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Stars “I Died So I Could Haunt You” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Typhoon “Young Fathers” White Lighter
The Decemberists “O Valencia” The Crane Wife
((Dr. Dog “Lonesome” Be the Void))
The Yardbirds “Over Under Sideways Down” Over Under Sideways Down
Marshall Crenshaw “Cynical Girl” Marshall Crenshaw
Phedre “Ancient Nouveau” Golden Age
Phedre “Supernatural” Golden Age
Bob Marley & The Wailers “Exodus” Exodus
Garland Jeffreys “Any Rain” Truth Serum
((John Cale “Face To the Sky” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Wild Cub “Thunder Clatter” Youth
Chris Isaak “Baby Did A Bad Thing” Forever Blue
Jack White “I’m Shakin’” Blunderbuss
((Black Keys “Lonely Boy” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Stranger To My Happiness” Give The People What They Want
The Black Crowes “Jealous Again” Croweology
Parquet Courts “Stoned and Starving” Light Up Gold
Sea Level “That’s Your Secret” Cats On The Coast
((Rush “XYZ” Moving Pictures))