Interstellar (band)

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For the band from England, see Intastella.

Interstellar was a Canadian rock band that released two albums in the 2000s.


The band was formed in 1998 by Rob Boak (guitar, bass, keyboards) and Denis Dufour (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals).[1] The debut album, Late Night Tea, was released in 2000 on Mother Superior Records.[1] Cam Lindsay of Exclaim! described the record as sounding like it had been recorded "at four in the morning", comparing it with Spiritualized and Tortoise.[2] Second album ToSleepToDreamToWake was recorded over three years and issued in 2004 on Plan Eleven Records, charting across Canada.[3] It was described by Darren Eke of Exclaim! as containing "varying degrees of jazz, psychedelia and electro-pop, which are often aided by atmospheric guitar or synthesiser textures to enhance its up-tempo electronic lustre",[4] and by Wavelength as "a sublime mix of multiple instrumentals and lovely spacey ambience".[5]

Boak also played guitar in Mean Red Spiders and after Interstellar split up, recorded under the name Cinemascope.[6]


  • Late Night Tea (2000), Mother Superior
  • ToSleepToDreamToWake (2004), Plan Eleven


  1. ^ a b "MINIMALISM IN MANY GUISES", Wavelength, Issue #26, August 2000, retrieved 2010-03-27
  2. ^ Lindsay, Cam (2000) "Interstellar - Late Night Tea", Exclaim!, September 2000, retrieved 2010-03-27
  3. ^ "Interstellar", Wavelength, May 2004, retrieved 2010-03-27
  4. ^ Eke, Darren (2004) "Interstellar - ToSleepToDreamToWake", Exclaim!, May 2004, retrieved 2010-03-27
  5. ^ "INTERSTELLAR ToSleepToDreamToWake", Wavelength, March 2004
  6. ^ Boles, Benjamin (2007) "Disc Review: Cinemascope", NOW, February 8–15, 2007, VOL 26 NO 21, retrieved 2010-03-27