Photos–Stars at Venue, Vancouver, Jan 13 2018
– photos by Kirk Chantraine
Stars at Venue, Vancouver. This was a free, invite-only show.
The Canadian indie-pop band formed in Toronto in 2000. Members include Torquil Campbell, Christopher Seligman, Evan Cranley, Amy Millan and Patrick Mcgee. Arts & Crafts released their second full-length album, Heart. Subsequent to that release, Stars toured with Broken Social Scene.
The band has released eight studio albums. The latest is There is No Love in Flourescent Light. Pitchfork.com awarded the record a 7.2 rating, noting that the group sounds “revived and more emotionally mature.”
Members released this statement about the record: “Does no one fall in love under fluorescent light? Pretty sure that’s not true, as many an office romance could attest. But as a statement in support of love’s delusions, we will stand by it. In love, the lights are different, softer; the air has more oxygen in it; and for a second, all you need is a good chorus to believe this might be the one.”