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10 Best Songs of the Week: Chromatics, JARV IS…, HAIM, Austra, and More

Plus Muzz, The Lemon Twigs, Caroline Rose, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 06, 2020

Welcome to the ninth Songs of the Week of 2020. It's been a topsy-turvy week. SXSW was just cancelled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Democratic presidential primaries have dramatically changed in the last week, with Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, and, sigh, Elizabeth Warren all dropping out of the race, leaving just Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. More

Mar 05, 2020

Austra (the project of Katie Austra Stelmanis) has announced a new album, HiRUDiN, and shared a new song from it, album opener "Anywayz," via a video for the track. More

Jan 29, 2020

Austra (the project of Katie Stelmanis) has shared a new song, "Risk It," via a Jasmin Mozzafari-directed video for the track.  More

Soundtracking the Resistance - State of Things to Come

A Look at the State of the Union Address

Feb 02, 2018

It's State of the Union time, an event that saw a slightly different Trump from the usual edition. Don't worry, you can't keep him subdued for long. Amongst other things, we also have a rouge memo, resigning lords, unimpressive awards, and Austra looking to a brighter future. More

Austra Share New Song “Change the Paradigm”

Future Politics Out Now via Domino

Dec 12, 2017

Austra released a new albumFuture Politics, way back in January via Domino. Now they have shared a new B-side from the album, "Change the Paradigm." Listen below. The band is playing a hometown show in Toronto this Thursday, December 14, at The Velvet Underground.

Jun 15, 2017

Austra released a new albumFuture Politics, back in January via Domino. Now the band led by Katie Stelmanis has taken part in A.V. Club's Undercover series, in which bands pick a song to cover from a predetermined list.  More

Jan 26, 2017

Austra released a new album, Future Politics, last Friday via Domino. Previously the band shared videos for "Utopia" and "Future Politics." Now the band has shared a video for "I Love You More Than You Love Yourself."  More

Stream the New Album by Austra - “Future Politics”

Future Politics Due Out January 20 via Domino

Jan 12, 2017

Austra are releasing a new album, Future Politics, next Friday (January 20) via Domino. Previously the band shared videos for its first single "Utopia" and "Future Politics." Now you can stream the whole album via NPR First Listen. Listen below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

Watch: Austra Share “Future Politics” Video and Announce Tour Dates

Future Politics Due Out January 20, 2017 via Domino

Dec 05, 2016

Austra are releasing a new album, Future Politics, on January 20, 2017 via Domino. Previously the band shared a video for its first single, "Utopia." Now the album's title track has been shared via its video. Allie Avital directed the "Future Politics" video, which features frontwoman Katie Stelmanis singing the song while dancers move across an urban landscape. More

Austra Announce New Album, Share “Utopia” Video

Future Politics Due Out January 20, 2017 via Domino

Oct 19, 2016

Austra have announced a new album and shared a video for its first single, "Utopia." Future Politics is due out January 20, 2017 via Domino. Below is the video for "Utopia," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art.

Watch: Austra - “Doepfer”

Habitat EP Out Now

Aug 06, 2014

Toronto's synth outfit Austra have just released a new video from their Habitat EP. It's called "Doepfer," and was directed by Adrienne Crossman. It features mundane yet ghostly images from around Toronto, and a lot of trippy digital distortion. No need to adjust your flash settings. More

Listen: Austra – “American Science (Duran Duran Cover)”

Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran is out July 15 on Manimal Vinyl

Jul 11, 2014

Austra has covered the Duran Duran song “American Science.”  More

Watch: Austra - “Hulluu”

Habitat EP Out Now

Jul 03, 2014

Here's the latest video from Toronto's Austra. "Hulluu" is the second video from their latest four-track EP, Habitat, following the title trackIt was directed by Zeesy Powers and features dancer Emily Law.  More

Watch: Austra - “Habitat”

Habitat EP Out Now

Jun 19, 2014

Austra released a four song EP this week called Habitat, and now we have a video for the title track. Director Matt Lambert describes the video in a press release as an exploration of "the fragile and tender moments of anxiety and anticipation that lead up to first intimate contact". More

May 06, 2014

Following last year's full-length OlympiaAustra have announced the release of a new four-song EP titled Habitat. More

Jan 17, 2014

Rarely opting for something straightforward or even understandable when it comes to their music videos, Toronto outfit Austra have premiered an equally strange visual for their Olympia single "Hurt Now Me."  More

Nov 14, 2013

Austra dives into the dark in new video “Forgive Me” a cut from the band’s excellent sophomore album OlympiaMore

Watch: Austra - “Painful Like” Video

Radioactive Rollerblading

Jul 15, 2013

Austra have premiered a new music video featuring their second Olympia single "Painful Like." More

Listen: Austra - “Hurt Me Now”

New Album Olympia Out June 18

Jun 17, 2013

Tomorrow sees the release of Austra's sophomore LP OlympiaMore

Jun 11, 2013

Austra’s latest electro/operatic opus Olympia will street June 18 via Domino.  More

Listen: Austra – “Painful Like” MP3 Stream

Olympia Out June 18 Via Domino

May 30, 2013

Here’s another cut from Austra’s forthcoming album Olympia (due out June 18 on Domino).  More

Watch: Austra - “Home” Video

New Album Olympia Out June 18

May 01, 2013

This June Toronto six-piece Austra will release their sophomore album Olympia. More

Austra Announces New Album “Olympia”

Due Out June 18 Via Domino

Mar 07, 2013

On June 18, dark Toronto six-piece Austra will release their sophomore album Olympia.  More

Austra Announces Summer Tour Dates

New Shows To Support Feel It Break

May 16, 2012

Canadian electronic-classical outfit Austra have announced that they will return to the U.S. for a select number of live performances starting this coming August.  More

Watch: Austra Covers Robyn

Performs "None of Dem"

Feb 17, 2012

Just as Chairlift had done not too long ago, Toronto electro goth/pop outfit Austra recently took to the Australian radio waves of network Triple J to take part in the program's cover series "Like a Version." More


2016 Artist Survey: Katie Stelmanis of Austra

Stelmanis on 2016’s Best Albums, Trump and the Election, First Kisses, Self-Driving Cars, and Scary Movies

Jan 20, 2017

For Under the Radar's 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Katie Stelmanis of AustraMore


Reaching Olympia

Jul 26, 2013

"Poetry is not one of my strengths," admits Austra founder and frontwoman Katie Stelmanis, reflecting on the Toronto band's 2011 debut, Feel It Break. More


Future Politics

Future Politics


Jan 17, 2017

Toronto-based Austra's third album, Future Politics, pushes their modus of uptempo mystic darkwave permeated by airy goth song. At home in the frosty confines continuing to surround her, lead singer, keyboardist, and producer Katie Stelmanis soars over a bolstered field of production and through spirited themes addressing the forces that prompt reaction.  More

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: Camera Obscura, She & Him, Austra

July 3rd, 2013

Jul 04, 2013

Because good things (well varying shades of good, anyway) come in threes, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal offered three Under the Radar favorites on the same evening: Camera ObscuraShe & Him, and Austra.




Jun 17, 2013

Olympia reportedly captures a more democratic Austra, with benevolent dictator Katie Stelmanis relinquishing some of her control and the road-weathered six-piece now writing as a band. More

SXSW Day Five: Heyerdahl, Autre Ne Veut, Willy Moon, Majical Cloudz, HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Austra

March 16th, 2013

Mar 25, 2013

Although the last day of SXSW usually has a sparse schedule, I managed to catch some heavy hitters, including HeyerdahlAutre Ne VeutWilly MoonMajical CloudzHAIMVampire Weekend, and Austra. More