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October 20, 2007 Hear the Canadian pop-rock group Stars and Australia's New Buffalo recorded live in concert.

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Studio Sessions

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November 25, 2013 Hear the Canadian band perform songs from The Five Ghosts in this archived session from 2010.

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Jeffrey Remedios (left) and Kevin Drew, co-founders of the label Arts & Crafts.

November 13, 2013 The duo behind Arts & Crafts hark back to humble beginnings in this Sense of Place feature.

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December 4, 2012 The band plays songs from its new album and discusses the recording process with host David Dye.

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November 19, 2010 Listen to the Montreal band talk about superstition, synths and its new haunting album.

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August 26, 2010 Listen to live songs and an even livelier interview with the Montreal indie-rock band.

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November 29, 2007 Hear an interview and in-studio performance by the dark-but-poppy Canadian indie-rock band.

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August 17, 2005 The group blends horns and keyboard effects to make music that is imaginative and melodic.

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Discover Songs

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June 13, 2010 Hear the Montreal band's haunted dance-pop album in its entirety until its release on June 22.

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June 3, 2010 "Dead Hearts" explores the idea that our past pain shades and stains everything we see and do.

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The Black Keys

April 6, 2010 Hear sneak previews of new music from The Black Keys, New Pornographers, Stars and more.

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August 13, 2008 There's no better place to mourn ostentatiously than alone in a car late at night, with this music.

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December 24, 2007 Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson picks his 10 favorite CDs of 2007.

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September 24, 2007 "Personal" demonstrates Stars' mastery of he-said/she-said ballads that expose raw emotions.

August 23, 2007 1980s-inspired pop from Canada's Stars; Master sitar player Anoushka Shankar; Psychedelic folk-p...

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June 8, 2007 The Most Serene Republic does a terrific job reinventing Stars' fizzy pop gem "Ageless Beauty."

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Stars; credit: Norman Wong

June 3, 2010 "Dead Hearts" explores the idea that our past pain shades and stains everything we see and do.

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September 24, 2007 "Personal" demonstrates Stars' mastery of he-said/she-said ballads that expose raw emotions.

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June 8, 2007 The Most Serene Republic does a terrific job reinventing Stars' fizzy pop gem "Ageless Beauty."

More Stories

Stars will release a new 7" single, "Wishful"/"The Light," on Sept. 10.

August 7, 2013 Amy Millan feeds the effervescent "Wishful" her signature cocktail of vulnerability and wry grace.

Stars new album, The North, comes out Sept. 4.

August 26, 2012 The North rewards exploration with moments that alternately swoon, seethe, swing and paralyze.

Stars' new album, The North, comes out Sept. 4.

August 7, 2012 "Backlines" should please fans who've gravitated toward Stars' propulsively poppy songs in the past.

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Torquil Campbell and Amy Milan of Stars performing at the Tiny Desk on Sept. 29, 2010.

February 3, 2011 Watch Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell transform three of Stars' songs into spare, pretty folk music.

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December 7, 2010 Hear songs from NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson's 10 favorite albums of 2010.

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Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

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In Our Bedroom After the War

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Set Yourself on Fire

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Do You Trust Your Friends?

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Five Ghosts

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Five Ghosts

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  • Label: Vagrant Records
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In Our Bedroom After the War

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