Do You Trust Your Friends?

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All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
The concept behind the Stars album Do You Trust Your Friends? is a simple one: how trustworthy are your friends? If you gave them the chance to repaint your apartment, would they choose a standard shade of grey or a nauseating neon green? Stars turned over their album Set Yourself on Fire to their rock star buddies and studio-dwelling, knob-twiddler pals to see how they would remix their tracks. In this case, the risk pays off. Songs that were straightforward indie pop jingles are meticulously reworked into more atypical, wonderfully exciting compositions. Metric, Apostle of Hustle, and Junior Boys blow the original versions away with newfangled spins on the original ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
The concept behind the Stars album Do You Trust Your Friends? is a simple one: how trustworthy are your friends? If you gave them the chance to repaint your apartment, would they choose a standard shade of grey or a nauseating neon green? Stars turned over their album Set Yourself on Fire to their rock star buddies and studio-dwelling, knob-twiddler pals to see how they would remix their tracks. In this case, the risk pays off. Songs that were straightforward indie pop jingles are meticulously reworked into more atypical, wonderfully exciting compositions. Metric, Apostle of Hustle, and Junior Boys blow the original versions away with newfangled spins on the original takes. "One More Night" is re-created into a computerized flamenco number with splatters of Pinback and Wilco. "Sleep Tonight" is transformed into a keyboard heavy video game anthem reminiscent of the Knife's fabulous "Heartbeats." Of course, when you have 13 remixers working separately on a project that involved six musicians, the wide variety of personalities result in a drastic range of styles. This makes for a scattered listen that feels more like a mixtape than an actual album, but it's a fun one nonetheless. The liner notes include comments from all of the artists involved in the project to give insight on what inspired their manipulations -- whether it be hopes of making the Stars sound gangsta, like Queen, or like they were riding in a spaghetti western.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2007
  • Label: Arts & Crafts
  • UPC: 060270063525
  • Catalog Number: 24
  • Sales rank: 126,891

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stars Primary Artist
Julian Brown Bass, Track Performer
Andrew Whiteman Track Performer
Dean Stone Track Performer
Jason Collett Track Performer
Kevin Drew Vocals
Dave Hamelin Guitar, Drums, Narrator
Liam O'Neil Flute, Keyboards
Martin Davis Kinack Track Performer
Patrick Krief Guitar
Technical Credits
Robert Benvie Remixing
Ian McGettigan Remixing
Matt Hart Producer, Engineer
Noah Mintz Mastering
David Eugene Edwards Producer, Engineer, Remixing
Torquil Campbell Contributor
Dave Hamelin Producer, Engineer
Ryan Mills Mastering
Liam O'Neil Producer, Engineer
Owen Pallett Instrumentation
Martin Davis Kinack Producer, Engineer
Antoine Bédard Producer, Engineer
Jimmy Shaw Remixing
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