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
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