A few days ago, the ladies of Austra stopped by Triple J in Australia and covered Robyn‘s None Of Dem. As you might expect the dance stomper original was totally reworked to accommodate Katie’s unique vocals. I love this stripped back version, don’t you?
Spellwork is one of my favorite tracks from Austra‘s debut album Feel It Break, and much to my delight it’s been given the video treatment!
Shot in a beautiful forest, it’s a suitably mysterious video with girls in red hoods, black capes, plenty of smoke and um watermelon… whatever does it all mean?
Paper Bag Records have just shared Austra‘s gorgeous acoustic take on The Choke as the second part of their series of live videos from the Paper Bag Sessions.
I’m loving these performances of tracks from the Feel It Break album, which I’m pretty sure is going to have a place in my top ten albums of the year. There are three more videos on the way and I’m hoping that we get to hear a bit of my Shoot The Water!
Do you catch Lose It when we posted it the other day? If not, check it out!
If you had any doubt in your mind that Austra front lady Katie Stelmanis had a set of pipes on her, you will surely be assuaged of that once you watch this acoustic video of Lose It recorded as part of the Paper Bag Sessions.
With just a piano to accompany her, Katie delivers a rousing vocal performance, putting her background of classical music training and opera singing to good use. It’s a marked difference from the electro goth version found on the Feel It Break album, which is one of my favorite albums of the year. What a talent!
It’s been a while since we last posted about Austra but this tasty remix of their next single Spellwork created by Baron Von Luxxury gives us the perfect opportunity to start up again!
Spellwork is taken from one of my favorite releases of the year – their stunning debut album, Feel It Break. Watch out for the official video which will be dropping soon!
Paper Bag Records are one of our favorite labels, looking after Austra, Grimes, Johan Agebjörn and Young Galaxy – just to name a few. They’re also the label that released the True Blue compilation of Madonna covers for the album’s 25th birthday.
The label is offering a free mp3 download of 10 new tracks, a Fall ’11 sampler if you will. Grab it for free here, at the price of just one email address.
01. Cuff The Duke – Always Looking (Dum Dum Girls cover)
02. Elliott BROOD – If I Get Old
03. Austra – Identity
04. Young Galaxy – Cover Your Tracks
05. PS I Love You – Subdivisons (Rush cover)
06. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Tornado 87
07. Cuff The Duke – Standing On The Edge
08. Austra – Spellwork (Young Galaxy remix)
09. Johan Agebjörn – The Last Day of Summer
10. Grimes – Crystal Ball (Young Galaxy remix)
One of my favorite albums of 2011 is Austra‘s Feel It Break, the canadian trio have provided a stunning debut full of hypnotizing beats and vocals that are guaranteed to move you!
I have just stumbled on the MNDR remix of the delightful Spellwork, taken from the Sparkle 12″ (due for release on 7/26) which features lots of fresh remixes of their tracks such as the classic Beat and the Pulse.
On this mix of Spellwork, the twinkly synths of the original have been replaced by dark beats, that when combined with the haunting vocals, take the track in a very different direction, creating the perfect mix that you definitely need in your collection!