Austra – “Habitat”

Austra – “Habitat”

Austra is following up last year’s Album Of The Week honoree Olympia with an EP called Habitat. It’ll be available this June as a limited edition 12-inch or digitally. Explains band leader Katie Stelmanis, “Habitat” is a song Austra has been performing live for three years but didn’t quite fit on either of the band’s LPs, so they’re releasing it along with three new instrumentals. You’ll have to wait for those instrumentals, but today we hear the title track, a dramatically spooky dance-pop track steeped in longing for brotherly love. As with all of Austra’s best material, it’s the kind of song that elicits both chills and thrills. Listen below.

Habitat is out 6/17 on Domino and Paper Bag. Pre-order it physically or digitally, and check out Austra’s festival-heavy tour dates:

5/24 George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
6/7 Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival
6/21 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Jazz Festival
7/3 Arosa, ES @ Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa
7/5 La Geltru, ES @ Vida Festival Vilanova I
7/10 London, UK @ Oval Space
7/11 Liege, BE @ Les Ardentes Music Festival
7/14 Bruges, BE @ Cactus Festival
7/19 Chiaverano, IT @ A Night Like This Festival
8/9 Squamish, BC @ Squamish Festival
9/5 Berlin, DE @ Festival Berlin

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