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Album Of The Week: Austra Future Politics

What will future politics look like? Is it too optimistic to even picture a future in which there can be politics? Katie Stelmanis, the opera-trained…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2017 - 10:02 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Let us remember 10/21/2016 as the day Lady Gaga released Joanne, or rather, The Day Lady Gaga Stans Clogged Our Mentions Once We Shared Our…
Stereogum | October 21, 2016 - 5:52 pm


Turntable Interview: Austra

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…
Melissa Locker | August 8, 2013 - 3:52 pm

More Austra stories

Austra – “Change The Paradigm”

At the beginning of the year, Austra released their excellent new album Future Politics -- we named it Album Of The Week when it came…
James Rettig | December 12, 2017 - 10:15 am

Watch Austra Cover Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”

A few years after the breakup of the Go-Go's, former frontwoman Belinda Carlisle scored a massive solo hit with 1987's cheeseball '80s-pop nugget "Heaven Is…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2017 - 10:04 am

POP Montreal 2017 Lineup

POP Montreal will celebrate its #Sweet16 this September, and as usual the festival has lined up an eclectic array of performers for its assortment of…
Chris DeVille | May 3, 2017 - 10:30 am

Austra – “I Love You More Than You Love Yourself” Video

Austra, the Toronto synthpop group led by Katie Stelmanis, just put out their fantastic new album Future Politics. And now they've shared an M Blash-directed…
Peter Helman | January 26, 2017 - 9:36 am

Watch Austra Debut Future Politics Songs In A CBC Session

Austra are releasing their new LP, Future Politics, this Friday; it's a stunning work of synthpop that was crowned our most recent Album Of The
Pranav Trewn | January 18, 2017 - 5:52 pm

Stream Austra Future Politics

Next week, Austra, the darkly glimmering Toronto synthpop project led by Katie Stelmanis, will follow up 2013's Olympia with their new album Future Politics. Coming…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2017 - 9:17 am

Austra – “Utopia (Jana Hunter Remix)”

In a few weeks, Austra will follow-up 2014's Habitat EP with a new album titled Future Politics, and we've already heard the title track and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 9, 2017 - 11:28 am

Austra – “Future Politics” Video

Austra are following up 2014's Habitat EP next month with a new album called Future Politics. Lead single "Utopia" cracked our 5 Best Songs Of
Peter Helman | December 5, 2016 - 10:19 am

Austra – “Utopia” Video

Austra is the recording project of Katie Stelmanis, and last we heard from her was back in 2014 when the Habitat EP dropped. Today, Austra…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 19, 2016 - 10:21 am

Tegan And Sara, Fucked Up, Metric, Metz Appear In Toronto Indie Rock Video Game

Loud On Planet X is a new music-themed video game from Pop Sandbox, an indie gaming studio based in Toronto. The synopsis is essentially this:…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 5, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Austra – “Doepfer” Video

The atmospheric Toronto synthpoppers Austra released their Habitat EP earlier this summer, and we've posted their videos for the title track and for "Hulluu." Their…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2014 - 11:55 am

Austra – “American Science” (Duran Duran Cover)

The Duran Duran tribute compilation Making Patterns Rhyme comes out next week, and we've already posted a bunch of songs from it: Moby doing "Rio,"
Tom Breihan | July 11, 2014 - 9:14 am

Austra – “Hulluu” Video

Toronto electro-brooders Austra released their Habitat EP last week, and they already made a music video for its title track. Today, they've shared another video,…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2014 - 10:39 am
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