Hear “Home” from Austra’s Forthcoming ‘Olympia’ + Tour Dates

    With 2010 debut Feel It Break, Austra found an audience who were waiting for exactly what they were selling: sophisticated dark wave with a powerful female vocals. The Toronto sextet’s second LP, Olympia, has over three months before its release date, but you can hear the lead single, “Home”, today. Frontwoman Katie Stelmanis states that Olympia was more of a collaborative effort than their debut. You can hear more pop, little less darkness, more organics yet retaining a trance-like danceability, with more of a confessional tone on “Home”.

    Olympia available on CD, 2xLP, and digitally on June 18 (US) / June 18 (Canada on Paper Bag Records) / June 17 (Rest of the world) on Domino.

    Olympia Track Listing:
    1. What We Done?
    2. Forgive Me
    3. Painful Like
    4. Sleep
    5. Home
    6. Fire
    7. I Don’t Care (I’m a Man)
    8. We Become 
    9. Reconcile
    10. Annie (Oh muse, you)
    11. You Changed My Life
    12. Hurt Me Now

    Enjoy couple of live videos I shot in Portland  during Austra’s tour in 2011:

     

    Tour Dates:
    03-13 Austin, TX – Vice Land (Vice SXSW)
    03-14 Austin, TX – Hype Hotel (Hype Machine SXSW)
    03-15 Austin, TX – The Mohawk (Windish SXSW)
    03-16 Austin, TX – Elysium (Moog SXSW)
    03-16 Austin, TX – Old Emo’s (Brooklynvegan SXSW)
    06-02 Dublin, IE – Forbidden Fruit
    06-06 Zurich, SE – Plaza
    06-07 Luzerne, SE – Sudpol
    06-08 Yverdon-les Bains, SE – L’Amalgame
    06-10 Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
    06-12 Paris, FR – Nouvelle Casino
    06-14 Berlin, DE – Lido
    06-17 London, UK – Hoxton Bar Grill
    06-20 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
    06-23 Los Angeles, LA – Troubadour
    06-26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

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