Toronto-based Austra’s Habitat, a brand new-four-track EP, is out now on Domino.
Watch the Zeesy Powers-directed video for the track Hulluu, featuring choreography and dancing from Emily Law, below. This is the second video to appear from the Habitat EP.
The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella and Sasquatch and have announced US support dates with Broken Bells.
Katie Stelmanis from Austra said the following about the Hulluu video:
‘I knew that I wanted the video for Hulluu to focus on movement. I’ve known Emily since I was 12 and she is the best dancer/waacker in Toronto so I definitely wanted her to be a part of it. Zeesy is a super-talented artist who I used to live with and collaborate with all the time making soundtracks for her performance art pieces (and who was actually the one to encourage me to start performing my own music in the first place). I thought it would be cool to work together again. We used a green screen and filmed Emily dancing to the track for about 4 hours.
In Zeesy’s words: “The spirit self is unleashed in the nightclub in your mind. The beat hits and time stops, speeds up, slows down. On the dance floor do you compete with others or only yourself? True freedom fills the body with what we have been, are, and could be. Shedding psychic bodies reveals the person always there. Move.”
Habitat EP tracklisting:
3. Bass Drum Dance
Austra tour dates:
07-03 Pontevedra, ES – Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa
07-05 Vilanova I La Geltru, ES – Vida Festival
07-10 London, UK – Oval Space
07-11 Liege, BE – Les Ardentes Music Festival
07-14 Bruges, BE – Cactus Festival
07-16 Dombirth, AT – Conrad Sohm
07-17 Bologna, IT – Vicolo Bolognetti Covo Club
07-18 Ancona, IT – Spilla Festival
07-19 Ivrea, IT – A Night Like This Festival
07-26 San Sebastian, ES – Jazzaldia
08-09 Squamish, BC – Squamish Festival
08-15 Basel, CH – Kaserne
09-04 Leipzig, DE – Taubchenthal
09-05 Berlin, DE – Berlin Festival
09-06 Gdansk, PL – Soundrive Festival
09-14 Austin, TX – Stargayzer Festival
10-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre *
10-25 Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre *
10-28 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium *
*w/ Broken Bells