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Gauzy Tornoto synthpoppers Austra have a history of making deeply strange and absorbing music videos, and their latest is for "Hurt Me Now," one of the tracks from last year's very good Olympia…   Read Story »
Over the summer, the Toronto electro-influenced art-pop group Austra released their very good sophomore album Olympia. Director Claire Edmondson has made them a darkly gleaming, cinematic video for…   Read Story »
This past weekend Portland held Musicfest NW 2013, which had a pretty sweet line-up. Many of the bands playing have been doing incredible things on the festival circuit this summer and our…   Read Story »
Austra are gearing up to release an EP of remixes of Olympia track "Painful Like" and here is the first from London's XXXY. The EP will also feature a remix from Azari & III's Dinamo Azari and two…   Read Story »
Giorgio Moroder dances by stabbing two fingers in the air, like the aging European man that he is. He also plays air-slap-bass. The Italo-disco legend is here in Sweden, at Gothenburg's Way Out West…   Read Story »
Austra’s debut album Feel It Break was filled with synth-pop beats paired with theatrical vocals. The result was incredibly well received, making top ten and year-end lists across the blogosphere…   Read Story »
Hey look, new graphic! Now this column can look something like the Best Songs Of The Week column, and now I can keep just the tiniest bit of suspense in this countdown; you have to scrowl down…   Read Story »
Olympia, the excellent new album from Toronto electro-poppers Austra, is dark, obsessive music, so they're not exactly the first band you'd expect to turn a music video into an excellent '80s-style…   Read Story »
Fresh off their Album Of The Week designation, Austra sold out the Troubadour in West Hollywood in support of their stunning second album, Olympia, which has them avoiding the sophomore slump.…   Read Story »
Music critics make mistakes all the time, and I made one two years ago, when I reviewed Austra's debut album Feel It Break for Pitchfork. I gave that album a positive review, but it was one of those…   Read Story »