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Toronto, ON, Canada (2010 – present)

Austra are an band from Toronto, ON, Canada comprising Katie Stelmanis (principal songwriter), Maya Postepski, and Dorian Wolf. They débuted with the single “The Beat And The Pulse” (November 2010, One Big Silence), and their latest release is “Olympia” (June 2013, Domino) .

Their debut album, “Feel It Break” (May 2011, Domino), came after a long sequence of bands for Stelmanis, representing a near ten year musical progression performing as an artist, then fleshed-out by a full band. More settled and dominant than ever, the band’s sound represents Stelmanis’ influences tightened into a shiny metal ball — pianos give way to keyboards as songs build and pull, their urgent, dark melodies arpeggiating through multiple synthesizers, wrapping themselves around Stelmanis’ voice.

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  • siliconworld

    American Science ♥

    Yesterday 11:08am Reply
  • Bel_day1dlc

    Saw them live open for CHVRCHES. It was amazing

    7 Jul 8:46pm Reply
  • Songs_of_Myself

    Love her voice.

    5 Jul 11:43pm Reply
  • silverstryfe

    I hope they follow up on this new sound they've explored with Habitat EP. the title track is a perfect blend of FIB and Olympia vibes, and Hulluu is just fantastic

    4 Jul 4:23pm Reply
  • Haddonfield69

    Review at www.therealmusic.net http://www.therealmusic.net/austra-habitat/

    25 Jun 9:27am Reply
  • candylove

    Habitat <3

    18 Jun 10:33am Reply
  • Babs_05

    Wow. Habitat EP blew me away!

    17 Jun 8:58pm Reply
  • fagsthatfck

    hulluu is dope

    13 Jun 11:54am Reply
  • artbitchh

    ahhh i just LOVE them. will not die happy till i've seen them live.

    7 Jun 3:44pm Reply
  • dani2510

    cometg, it's good enough to invest your time in it, though it's not a compulsory listening. People seem to be taking it as an old news, hence it isn't resonating so much in media cycles. Though had it been their first, it would be just as widely well-recieved as Feel It Break. Feel It Break IMO is a collection of outstanding songs, whereas Olympia is more of an unseperable piece of music. So these are my uncohesive thoughts about it..

    28 May 12:52pm Reply
  • cometg

    I loved their debut album so much. How is Olympia? Is it any good?

    26 May 12:18pm Reply
  • clema86

    Sensacional

    29 Apr 9:31pm Reply
  • hello_sweetness

    Never heard of them until I saw them open up for CHVRCHES the other night. They really impressed me! They have such a cool sound and they put on a good show, I almost forgot I was there for CHVRCHES.

    18 Apr 9:20pm Reply
  • madboy

    <3

    18 Apr 6:51pm Reply
  • CookiePolice

    omg so excited for Habitat!! the wait for it felt waaay too long

    14 Apr 10:13pm Reply
  • Frikomid

    Habitat will be released... :') @GardenOfEars , Olympia is a grower, you may want to listen to this album forever in 5 months 8D

    14 Apr 8:23pm Reply
  • fagsthatfck

    they're releasing habitat, finally

    14 Apr 8:12pm Reply
  • nomoretears_

    maya volta pro trust sua piranha que tu tá fazendo aí sua escrota sacanagem

    3 Apr 7:25pm Reply
  • Xerforce

    Love this band <3

    3 Apr 9:34am Reply
  • vlpubi

    I DIG THIS

    2 Apr 3:33pm Reply
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