Austra, Toronto’s hottest new dance band, has announced a micro North American tour following the May 17 release of its debut album, Feel It Break (Domino). The three-piece will stay on its home turf of Canada for the majority of the time but will hit U.S. hot spots New York, Boston and Chicago.
The group’s dark, melodramatic electronica has received a considerable amount of critical attention lately, especially by those who managed to find the band at SXSW. Frontwoman Katie Stelmanis’ classically trained vocal chords are the stars of the show. She can switch from a soaring, joyous wail to a laid-back, wobbling vibrato without interrupting a listener’s dance floor trance. Listen to “Lose It” down below, one of the tracks off of the upcoming debut, and check out tour dates as well.
Austra – Lose It by DominoRecordCo
Tour Dates For Austra:
05/19 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
05/21 – Chicago, IL – Beauty Bar
05/23 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
05/25 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
05/26 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
05/27 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual Nightclub
05/28 – Waterloo, ON – Starlight Room