Song Exploder: Stars - No One Is Lost
December 5, 2014 7:24 AM - Subscribe

Stars is a band from Toronto, who have been making music together since 2000. Their seventh album was released in October 2014. In this episode, they talk about the inspiration for the phrase No One Is Lost, which is the title of this song as well as the album. And you’ll hear the original version of the chorus: one that they wrote, recorded, mixed, and finished but then, ended up changing completely.

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posted by Potomac Avenue (7 comments total)
This was interesting to me because it's the first song I've heard deconstructed on this show where I didn't like the band at all coming into it and the song didn't really change my mind about them, but their song-writing process is uniquely fascinating and the story about their friend and the impetus behind the lyrics was moving. Still not a big Stars fan tho.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:54 AM on December 5, 2014

Stars is one of the best bands ever. Full stop. Torquil Campbell is often a great critic of the Harper govt.
posted by Kitteh at 6:23 PM on December 5, 2014

Also, they're from Montreal. Not Toronto. Ask Torquil and Amy.
posted by Kitteh at 6:23 PM on December 5, 2014

I guess I encountered them long ago when they were a mopey indie band and then they became more poppy/electroish and I didn't know where to start. Any suggestions of recent albums/tracks since they changed styles where I should start?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:19 AM on December 7, 2014

The North, which is the album before this one. They went full 80s pop but somehow it works!
posted by Kitteh at 7:26 AM on December 7, 2014

I had no idea that this podcast existed, but I love Stars' latest albums, so thank you for giving me a chance to explore in-depth.
posted by immlass at 8:00 PM on December 7, 2014

Oh! I thought that name seemed familiar. These are the Hold On When You Get Love (And Let Go When You Give It) guys.

I actually only mildly liked the song at first, but it's grown on me hugely on relisten. I'll go check out this podcast on the strength of really enjoying screeching out the intermittent falsetto-sounding bits in Hold On while i'm cleaning my house.
posted by pseudonymph at 6:20 AM on December 8, 2014

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