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AUSTRA “Beat and the Pulse”
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Finally the cat is out of the bag on Austra.
Austra for those that don’t know, is a band that consist of Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski and Dorian Wolf (ex-Spiral Beach).
The big news is that they are signed to Domino Records for the European market while in Canada its One Big Silence, which is good for them.
Considering the news has been around since the summer of 2010 but were sworn not to reveal to the big day or something to that extend.
I’ve been a fan of Katie’s music.
Saw them play at NXNE 2010 mostly as Katie Stelmanis at the Wrongbar.
It was more on the electronica-synth side.
Here is a blurb from Domino Record‘s site.
Austra is the brainchild of Canadian born Katie Stelmanis who upon discovering the creative possibilities afforded to her by computer software, and utilizing inspirations as diverse as Puccini, riot-girl, and Nine Inch Nails has crafted an addictively dark dance sound that showcases her incredibly evocative vocal stylings.
Having honed her talents in several Toronto based bands, Katie decided to consolidate her experiences and formed Austra, bringing in long time friends and collaborators, Dorian Wolf on bass, and Maya Postepski as beat programmer and producer.
Austra are currently in the studio with producer Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Prodigy, UNKLE) working on their upcoming debut album which will be released on Domino this Spring/Summer, but in the meantime be sure to check out ‘Beat and the Pulse’ as the heralding of a true talent to watch out for.
Have a listen to Beat & The Pulse (Radio Edit)
Its has that dark electronica sound.