Austra is a Canadian electronic music band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 2009. The band consists of Katie Stelmanis (vocals, keyboards), her former Galaxy bandmate Maya Postepski (drums) and former Spiral Beach bassist Dorian Wolf. They played a number of early shows under the name Private Life before learning that another band was already using the name; they subsequently named the band after Stelmanis’ middle name Austra, which is also the name of the goddess of light in Latvian mythology.Austra also includes twin backing singers Sari and Romy Lightman of Tasseomancy and keyboardist Ryan Wonsiak of Ze and the Boyfriends.

Austra share new "Hurt Me Now" music video + performing at Coachella. the third video to be taken from 'Olympia' out now on Domino Records and Paper Bag.

Austra Share New “Hurt Me Now” Video

Austra have shared a video for the track “Hurt Me Now”, the third video to be taken from their second album, Olympia out now on Domino Records (Paper Bag Records in Canada). Working with M Blash is a rare experience. I like to give him a song and let him do whatever he wants cause when his mindflow is undisturbed the results are psychedelic and matchless.”Austra and M Blash previously collaborated on the “Lose It” video,

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Austra share new "Forgive Me" video + single out digitally 11/26 via Domino Records.

Austra share Video For “Forgive Me”, New Song

Austra have shared a new video for “Forgive Me,” the third video from their most recent album Olympia out on Domino. The video is directed by fellow Canadian Claire Edmondson who created the sexually charged, yet endearingly candid video for “Beat and the Pulse” from their 2011 debut Feel It Break.

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Austra release 'Forgive Me' as a single on November 25th

Austra release single ‘Forgive Me’ 10/25th

Austra will be back in the UK and Ireland next month to perform four shows including a show at KOKO in London on November 25th. Olympia is an album of transformation; it presents a quantum evolution in the Toronto-based band’s sound, structure and style. Olympia is also the first confessional record for the principal songwriter/vocalist,

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USTRA NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS NEXT WEEK ‘Painful Like’ remixes from XXXY, Peter Van Hoesen, Dinamo Azari (Azari & III) and Heidi Mortenson

Austra share “Painful Like (XXXY Remix)”

Ahead of their North American tour which begins next week, Austra will be releasing remixes of their Olympia single ‘Painful Like’ from Manchester-based XXXY, Belgian techno producer Peter Van Hoesen, Dinamo Azari (one half of dance duo Azari & III),

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Austra share new single "Painful Like" from upcoming album "Olympia"

Austra Reveal New Album Track

nfluenced by early Chicago house music when dance music was performed with a live band, “Painful Like” too was performed live in the studio free of any programming or loops. While the lyrics may deal with the disillusionment of growing up gay in a small town

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Austra releases new home video and announces tour dates

New Austra Video And Tour Dates

The accompanying video was filmed as one single take and features Katie Stelmanis and her band preparing for a show. The video was directed by That Go (Noel Paul & Stefan Moore – who have previously made videos for Bat For Lashes

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Austra Announces New Album ‘Olympia

After three years of non-stop international touring with the likes of the xx, Grimes and the Gossip, when it came time to record Olympia, Austra had evolved into a complex collaborative effort between its six members

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