Austra Reveal New Album Track: Listen to “Painful Like” Now. Album Out 6/18 + On Tour Soon

Austra reveal second Olympia track “Painful Like” Stream Below

Sold out release week shows in New York City, London, Paris and Berlin


Announce new headlining New York City show

Photo by Norman Wong



Following the release of lead single “Home,” we are excited to share the new single “Painful Like” from Austra’s forthcoming album Olympia out June 18 on Domino.

Influenced by early Chicago house music when dance music was performed with a live band, “Painful Like” too was performed live in the studio free of any programming or loops. While the lyrics may deal with the disillusionment of growing up gay in a small town and finding solace in the arms of a lover, it’s bubbly and buoyant and reflects that Olympia is fundamentally a dance record.

Stream the new single “Painful Like”

Principal songwriter/vocalist Katie Stelmanis says that was the band’s aim all along. “We are really into dense harmonies and big beautiful melodies, but I also love techno and dance music. I wanted to bring those elements together.” Founding Detroit techno producer Kevin Saunderson recently remixed lead single “Home “ and it will appear on a forthcoming “Home” remixes 12″ backed with a remix from Ital.

Stream Kevin Saunderson and Ital’s remixes of “Home”

Olympia is also an album of transformation. Though it has only been two years since their 2010 debut Feel It Break, After three years of non-stop international touring with the likes of the XX, Grimes and the Gossip, when it came time to record Olympia, Austra had evolved into a complex collaborative effort between its members.

Olympia is available to pre-order now via Domino (Rest of the world) and Paper Bag (in Canada) on CD, limited edition double colored vinyl, standard double vinyl and digitally via iTunes. All pre-orders through Domino or Paper Bag will receive an instant mp3 download of the Home single and the six track Austra + Gina X ‘Mayan Drums’ 12” collaboration released earlier this month for Record Store Day.

Austra have sold out release week shows in New York, London, Paris, and Berlin have announced new headlining shows in those cities including September 22 at Webster Hall in New York.

Austra is Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski and Dorian Thornton, in collaboration with Ryan Wonsiak, Sari Lightman and Romy Lightman.

Watch the lead single “Home” video Here directed by That Go.

Stream the lead single “Home” Here

TOUR DATES

06-02 Dublin, IE – Forbidden Fruit

06-06 Zurich, CH – Plaza

06-07 Luzerne, CH – Sudpol

06-08 Yverdon-les Bains, SE – L’Amalgame

06-10 Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet

06-11 Gent, BE – DOKBox

06-12 Paris, FR – Nouveau Casino (SOLD OUT)

06-14 Berlin, DE – Lido (SOLD OUT)

06-17 London, UK – Hoxton Bar Grill (SOLD OUT)

06-20 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg ^ (SOLD OUT)

06-23 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

06-26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

07-18 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Valkhof Festival

07-19 Ferropolis, DE – Melt Festival

07-21 Suffolk, UK – Latitude Festival

07-25 Madrid, ES – Nasti Club

07-26 Barcelos, PT – Milhoes De Festa Festival

07-30 Milan, Italy – Magnolia

07-31 Padova, Italy – Radar Festival

08-01 Feldkirch, AT – PoolBar Festival

08-02 Salzburg, AT – Stuck! Festival

08-03 Katowice, PL – OFF Festival

08-04 Katowice, PL – OFF Festival (DJ)

08-07 Luxembourg – EXIT 07

08-09 Gothenburg, SE – Way Out West Festival

08-10 Helsinki, FI – Flow Festival

08-14 St Malo, FR – La Route Du Rock Festival

08-17 Biddinghuizen, NL – Lowlands Festival

08-30 Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom *

08-31 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *

09-01 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock *

09-04 Seattle, WA – Neumos *

09-05 Portland, OR – MusicFest NW

09-10 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom *

09-12 Dallas, TX – Trees *

09-13 Austin, TX – Mohawk *

09-14 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds *

09-15 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *

09-17 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *

09-18 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *

09-19 Washington, DC – Black Cat *

09-20 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *

09-22 New York, NY – Webster Hall *

09-24 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *

11-25 London, UK – Koko

^ w/ Mozart’s Sister

* w/ DIANA


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