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Paul McClean | 10:02 UK time, Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Right, here is the new thing. An occasional series shining a little light on some forgotten, undiscovered or criminally undervalued piece of music. Hell maybe it could be a former number one smash hit but we feel it needs a revisit.

As ever, we want you to get involved. Reply to the blog with your suggestions and a brief line on why your tune needs more attention or alternatively email atl@bbc.co.uk - hollah back!

Our first is from a Canadian band Stars, critically acclaimed but never quite going interstellar ('scuse poor punage). As is apparently the law, members of Stars were also involved with the Arts and Crafts label scene of Montreal which spawned the likes of Broken Social Scene and Feist. Most likely they shared many frappucinos and debated Balzac with the Arcade Fire brethren too. This tune, 'Your Ex Lover is Dead' was lifted from 'Set Yourself On Fire' from 2004. It is truly breathtakingly beautiful. ATL recommends you close your eyes while listening. You can thank us later.

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