Almost Famous – Austra

Canadian Electronic trio Austra might be a household (apartmenthold?) name to some of you, with over 25,000 fans on their Facebook, but it’s a damn shame they’re not more known yet. Feel It Break was Austra’s debut album and it was synthy to the max with lead singer’s Katie Stelmanis huge falsetto echoing all over their pop atmosphere. Austra sounds like Florence and the Machine but with more unpredictability. Here’s their video “Lose It” and two remixes by Diamond Rings and Young Galaxy, the latter of which is available on Sparkle, a Feel It Break remix album:

Download: Austra – Lose It

Download: Austra – Lose It (Diamond Rings Remix)

Download: Austra – Lose It (Young Galaxy Remix)

Check out their impressive cover from last month of the Strokes’ classic “Alone, Together” that made our Best of July Mixtape:

Download: Austra – Alone, Together

Before the cut, grab more downloads, remixes, watch music videos, and check out where you can see Austra live:

Here’s another single off Feel It Break called “Beat of the Pulse”, accompanied with a steady drum and bass-step remix:

Download: Austra – Beat and the Pulse (6 minute original version)

Download: Austra – Beat and the Pulse (Steffi Bass Break Dub)

Check out a live performance of “Spellwork”, another cut of Feel It Break, and grab a sweet remix by MNDR, who never disappoints. “Spellwork is out now backed by a brand new Austra song “Identity” which you can stream over at Disco Naivete.

Download: Austra – Spellwork (MNDR Nighttime Remix)

TOUR:
09-13 Frankfurt, Germany – Das Bett
09-15 Istanbul, Turkey – Salan Istanbul
09-16 Tilburg, Netherlands – Incubate Festival
09-17 Gent, Belgium – Leffinge Leuren
10-05 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10-06 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10-08 Pittsburgh, PA – Ellis Armory (Via Festival)
10-26 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
10-27 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
10-28 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
10-30 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11-01 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
11-02 Miami, FL – Grand Central
11-04 New Orleans, LA – The Saint
11-05 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
11-06 Austin,TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11-08 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
11-09 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar
11-10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
11-11 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
11-12 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
11-14 Portland, OR – Holocene
11-15 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
11-16 Vancouver, British Columbia – Electric Owl
11-17 Kamloops, British Columbia – Cactus Jacks
11-18 Edmonton, Alberta – Brixx Bar and Grill
11-19 Calgary, Alberta – Hifi Club
11-22 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Amigo’s
11-23 Regina, Saskatchewan – The Exchange
11-24 Winnipeg, Manitoba – West End Cultural Centre
11-25 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
11-26 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
11-28 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
11-29 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
11-30 Waterloo, Ontario – Starlight
12-01 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre
12-02 Montreal, Quebec – Cabaret Du Mile End
12-03 Ottawa, Ontario – Ritual Nightclub

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