Published Sep 20, 2019Stars have announced a career-spanning best-of collection titled LaGuardia. The 20-track double gatefold vinyl will be released via Arts & Crafts on December 6.
LaGuardia will be released exclusively on 140-gram vinyl and will feature printed inserts with essays, photos and the album's tracklisting. Today we have the selection of all 20 tracks, which can be seen below.
Named after the New York airport, LaGuardia's title was conceived through a touching backstory. Frontman Torquil Campbell elaborates about a time bandmate Evan Cranley nearly abandoned the band, but decided to pursue something life-changing instead:
So we were eating brunch in Les Deux Gamins in the west village next to Rupert Everett and his pug dog when Evan suddenly stood up and left the table. What was going on? Was he ok? Amy [Millan] chased him outside and we saw them talking for a while. Evan looked freaked. Sully and I were puzzled and worried. Eventually they both came in, and Evan confessed to us that he had the first panic attack of his life and was about to get in a cab to the airport and leave this crazy mistake behind before it ruined his life. He had a ticket home, and he was headed to LaGuardia. But something prevented him from doing it. Was it Amy's persuasiveness? Was it a sudden sense that it was going to be ok? Was it the songs? Was it love? Thinking back on it, in my opinion what kept Evan from heading to LaGuardia that day was love. Love for music, love for the unknown, love for adventure…and love for us. So he stayed, and we carried on.
You can now pre-order LaGuardia.
Stars are currently touring Europe on their Set Yourself on Fire 15th anniversary tour. Following the short tour run, the band have announced plans for the world premiere of their limited theatre engagement run in Toronto this November.
In Toronto, the band will put on a new performance titled "Stars: Together" at the Streetcar Crowsnest. The show will apparently be part documentary, part concert and part theatre performance. It's sure to be something unusual, to say the least.
Scroll past the tracklisting to view the full itinerary down below.
Ahead of LaGuardia's release, familiarize yourself with Stars' catalogue with our Essential Guide.
1. Elevator Love Letter
2. Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It
4. Dead Hearts
5. Ship To Shore
6. Trap Door
7. Going, Going, Gone (Live)
8. Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
10. A Song Is A Weapon
12. Fluorescent Light
13. No One Is Lost
14. Take Me To The Riot
15. My Favourite Book
16. The Theory Of Relativity
18. Ageless Beauty
19. From The Night
20. Calendar Girl
09/22 Munich, Germany - Strom
09/24 Cologne, Germany - Luxor
09/26 Manchester, England - Deaf Institute
09/27 Dublin, Ireland - The Workman's Club
09/28 Galway, Ireland - Róisin Dubh
09/29 Glasgow, Scotland - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
09/30 London, England - Scala
11/26-12/08 Toronto, ON - Streetcar Crowsnest Theatre