The dazzling elecro-pop group Austra has released a last minute pleaser before the June 18 release of their sophomore album Olympia via Domino. The new single “Painful Like”, finds the group deep-seated in the dance jams that they’ve only hinted at exploring before.
In the two years since the group’s debut, Feel It Break, garnished them with a solid list of prophesies to live up to, the Toronto sextuplet has evolved into something more lush than the electro goth pop of their early days. The new track mixes elements of house music and techno with singer Katie Stelmanis’s typically haunting and alluring vocals. There’s not much pain to be found here. Listen to the chic proof below.