Austra's electro pulsates powerfully. - Oh My Rockness

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Austra's electro pulsates powerfully.

November 29, 2010
Toronto's Austra is epically haunting electro that darkly throbs with thunderously rich club beats... the kind of booming beats that go creep in the night.

The trio is comprised of Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski and Dorian Wolf, and together they make those kinds of sounds that get under your skin and cling to your bones.

Their recent release, The Beat and the Pulse, is not only a perfect title for what this band sounds like, but it's also super solid in its dark, ambient awesomeness. It's got a mighty good goth-y groove going on... maybe The Knife meets Cold Cave or something.

Oh yeah, that 12" was put out by One Big Silence (also home to Diamond Rings), the record label run by Mike Haliechuk of Fucked Up. Anyway, you should check out Austra. They'll change your mood.

Austra opens for Diamond Rings at Glasslands, on Saturday, December 4th, and at Mercury Lounge, on Monday, December 6th.


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