Austra announce North American tour dates. Feel It Break out May 17th on Paper Bag Records.

Austra announce North American tour dates. Feel It Break out May 17th on Paper Bag Records.

Toronto-based trio Austra will be playing several North American shows following the May 17th release of their debut album, Feel It Break. Canadian dates include Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

On Feel it Break, co-founder and lead singer Katie Stelmanis, drummer Maya Postepski and bassist Dorian Wolf have crafted a dark, danceable masterpiece suitable for both ritual incantations and clubs; an album hearkening back to the sleazier side of New Wave but still deeply rooted in Stelmanis’ classical and operatic upbringing.

Austra’s recent SXSW appearances garnered rave reviews:

“[Stelmanis’] lush, quavering vocals are a match made in delicious hell with the band’s icy synth grooves.” – Pitchfork

“Eminently danceable, with soaring choruses, Austra have got it.” – BrooklynVegan

“It was hypnotizing to watch [Stelmanis] and the rest of Austra.” – Stereogum

NPR called Austra “one of our favorite surprises at SXSW” and recorded Katie and her touring vocalists at the Driskill Hotel. Watch the video by clicking the still:

Feel It Break will be available on CD and digital download via Paper Bag Records.

Austra Tour Dates
May 19 Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
May 21 Chicago IL – Beauty Bar
May 23 New York NY – Mercury Lounge
May 25 Boston MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 26 Montreal QC – Il Motore
May 27 Ottawa ON – Ritual Nightclub
May 28 Waterloo ON – Starlight Room

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