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Austra Announces Summer Tour Dates

May 15, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

Canadian electronic-classical outfit Austra returns to North America, bringing their pulsating, synth-driven beats to audiences once again this summer. Vocalist and composer Katie Stelmanis will be joined on the road by her incredibly talented crew of musicians, including drummer Maya Postepski, bassist Dorian Wolf, keyboardist Ryan Wonsiak, and the beguiling vocalist twins, Sari and Romy Lightman.

Austra’s 2011 critically acclaimed album Feel It Break made many year-end lists in its year of release, notably the Toronto Star and New York …

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New Austra “Spellwork” Video

January 11, 2012 drainu182 0

Toronto’s Austra dart into 2012 with a new video for “Spellwork” from their debut album, Feel It Break, named New York Magazine’s best album of 2011. “Spellwork” was directed by photographer/filmmaker Yelena Yemchuk, whose impressive director credits include the Smashing Pumpkins videos “Zero” and “Thirty-Three.” Shot in the forgotten woods around Egberts Lake Park, New Jersey, Yelena describes the video as a “surreal fairy tale.”

“The music videos that Yelena made with the Smashing Pumpkins in the 90s are some …

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Austra’s Feel It Break (Deluxe Version) Out Now, Listen to “Crying” (Roy Orbison Cover)

November 29, 2011 drainu182 0

2011 has been an incredible year for Austra, which saw the Toronto six piece release their critically acclaimed debut album Feel It Break and tear up clubs from around the world many times over. To put an exclamation point on the year the band is giving Feel It Break the deluxe version treatment. To accompany the original danceable masterpiece is an entire disc’s worth of extra material including the unreleased b-sides “Trip,” “Pianix,” “Believe Me” and a jaw dropping …

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Austra Fun Fun Fun Fest Day 3

November 20, 2011 drainu182 0

By Jennifer Murtha

An unexpected musical discovery came from Austra on Sunday. Katie Stelmanis voice is amazingly strong and smooth guiding you through each melody. Sharing the stage with two other vocalists, they created a soothing ambiance. The theatrics and costumes of all women added to the intensity of each song creating a strong yet emotional trance…you just could not look away. Packed in the photo pit for only one song it would have been nice to shoot longer but …

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Austra On Tour Now, “Spellwork” Gets Remixed by Baron Von Luxxury (Download)

October 30, 2011 drainu182 0

Following a sold out headlining show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York earlier this month, Austra kicked off a full North American tour on Wednesday in Philadelphia. The Toronto band’s debut album Feel It Break and Sparkle, the follow-up remix 12″, are both out now via Domino Records. All tour dates, including Europe and Australia, below.

Download the previously unreleased Baron Von Luxxury remix of Feel It Break track “Spellwork”:

“On this consistently hypnotic debut, Austra carve out

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Cold Cave, Austra, Prurient 7/27 Ukrainian Culture Center LA Review/Photos

August 2, 2011 drainu182 0

By Ace Ubas

The Ukrainian Culture Center in Los Angeles isn’t really known for hosting concert events. But it should do that more often since it’s spacious, has decent acoustics, and, most importantly, donation-funded beer (meaning pay what you want). In fact, the only other time that an event was held there was back in February where Arcade Fire played a secret show before going on to win a Grammy the next night. However, last Wednesday night was no secret …

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Flaming Lips, Passion Pit & Chromeo Lead Moogfest 2011 Lineup

June 1, 2011 drainu182 0

AC Entertainment is proud to announce the initial lineup for Moogfest 2011, the annual festival of electronic and visionary music, celebrating the innovative spirit of Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Taking place Oct. 28 – 30, in beautiful Asheville, NC, Moogfest’s Halloween harvest of musical delights builds on the tremendous success of last year’s reinvention of the Moogfest concept in the city that Bob Moog called home.

This year’s Moogfest lineup highlights a …