Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Release: Austra 'Feel It Break' (NSFW - TBD)

Austra is lead singer Katie Stelmanis, drummer Maya Postepski and bassist Dorian Wolf - a Toronto collective that channel the ethereal and creepy instrumental elements of The Knife, and pair them with Stelmanis' distorted but classically trained and crystalline vocals. The press release invokes "the sleazier side of New Wave" and "the seedier sides of early 1980s British New Wave (think the dirty alleys and after-hours clubs dreamed up by Japan and Soft Cell.)" All this sounds infinitely appealing to us right now. Austra's 'Feel It Break' comes out May 17 on Domino. Dig their slightly NSFW video above (lingerie and a boob).

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