Austra (band)austra (band), austra album review
Austra is a Canadian electronic music act from Toronto, Ontario, founded by Katie Stelmanis in 2009 Stelmanis remains the singular creative force of the project, with a rotating live band that most regularly includes Maya Postepski drums, Dorian Wolf bass, Moog, and Ryan Wonsiak keyboards It previously also featured the twin backing singers Sari and Romy Lightman of Tasseomancy The band have released three studio albums—Feel It Break 2011, Olympia 2013, and Future Politics 2017
- 1 History
- 11 Origins and Early Releases
- 12 Feel It Break 2011 - 2013
- 13 Olympia and Future Politics 2013 - present
- 2 Discography
- 21 Studio albums
- 22 Remix albums
- 23 Extended plays
- 24 Singles
- 3 References
- 4 External links
Origins and Early Releases
In 2004, Stelmanis and Postepski played in a band called Galaxy, together with Emma McKenna At the same time, Stelmanis started making electronic music at home and was also writing industrial-inspired soundtracks for performance artist Zeesy Powers Powers convinced her to start performing her songs live, and in 2008 Stelmanis' debut album Join Us, which appeared under her own name, was released through Blocks Recording Club She toured Europe with Postepski on drums and xylosynth In 2009, Stelmanis decided to change the name of the project from her own in order to increase her band mates' visibility, and because she felt too many people were mistaking the project for being an acoustic-folk act
In 2010, Stelmanis recruited Dorian Wolf and Carmen Elle as live members The band played the South by South West festival in Austin, Texas, under the name Private Life An A&R from Domino Records saw the show and Stelmanis subsequently signed a record deal with the label After learning the band name Private Life was taken, Stelmanis decided to use her middle name, Austra, which is also the name of the goddess of light in Latvian mythology
Feel It Break 2011 - 2013
Austra's debut studio album, Feel It Break was released on May 11, 2011, by Domino Records, and May 17, 2011, in Canada by Paper Bag Records The album was shortlisted for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize Feel It Break was included on several year-end critics' lists; notably, both the Toronto Star and New York named it the best album of 2011, with the former calling it "an outright stunner" Stereogum named Austra a Band to Watch in March 2011 Stelmanis wrote and produced all the tracks on the album Maya added additional production on Lose It, The Future, The Choke and The Villain The record was mixed by Damian Taylor in Montreal
Olympia and Future Politics 2013 - present
Their second album Olympia was released on June 18, 2013 It was preceded by the lead single "Home", released on March 7, 2013 It was described as "a personal song cycle about loss and gender dynamics" Their third album Future Politics was released on January 20, 2017 For the record, Stelmanis spent time in Mexico where she was introduced to electro cumbia while house, dance and techno music influenced the writing for the album Lyrically, Stelmanis was inspired by the book Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams and The Accelerationist Manifesto She indicated that the material for the record had been written before the political events in the second half of 2016
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|Feel It Break||
|^ Swickey, Zachary September 1, 2011 "Bands We Like: Austra" MTV News Retrieved December 9, 2017
austra (band), austra album review, austra albums, austra band poster, austra band tour
Austra (band) Information about
Austra (band) viewing the topic.
Austra (band) what, Austra (band) who, Austra (band) explanation
There are excerpts from wikipedia on this article and video
Our site has a system which serves search engine function.
You can search all data in our system with above button which written "What did you look for? "
Welcome to our simple, stylish and fast search engine system.