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

Future Politics Due Out January 20, 2017 via Domino

Dec 05, 2016
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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. The band has also announced some new tour dates. Watch the video below, followed by the dates.

Stelmanis and Avital issued a joint statement on the video: "'Future Politics' is the breaking down of paradigms. In this video, we wanted to explore what a world might look like if our values were transformed: instead of glorifying labor, maybe we could learn to glorify the act of doing absolutely nothing."

Future Politics is Austra's third album is partly inspired by Stelmanis' time living in Montreal and Mexico City. A press release says the album "calls for radical hope: 'a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia.'" The press release also cites "European club culture" as an inspiration, specifically "Objekt, Peter Van Hoesen, Lena Willikens, and '90s legends like Massive Attack; in all, artists who understand the dancefloor as a source of radical ideas and radical joy."

Austra Tour Dates:

January 20 | Mod Club | Toronto, ON
January 21 | Fairmont Theatre | Montreal, QC
January 24 | The Sinclair | Boston, MA
January 26 | Warsaw | Brooklyn, NY
January 27 | Union Transfer | Philadelphia, PA
January 28 | Black Cat | Washington, DC
January 31 | Exit/In | Nashville, TN *
February 1 | Terminal West | Atlanta, GA *
February 2 | Gasa Gasa | New Orleans, LA *
February 3 | Trees | Dallas, TX *
February 4 | Mohawk | Austin, TX *
February 5 | Lowbrow Palace | El Paso, TX *
February 7 | Valley bar | Phoenix, AZ *
February 8 | Casbah | San Diego, CA *
February 9 | El Rey Theater | Los Angeles, CA *
February 11 | Mezzanine | San Francisco, CA *
February 13 | Holocene | Portland, OR *
February 14 | The Crocodile | Seattle, WA *
February 17 | Triple Rock Social Club | Minneapolis, MN *
February 18 | Thalia Hall | Chicago, IL *
February 19 | Magic Stick | Detroit, MI *
March 4 | Paradiso | Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 6 | Uebel & Gefährlich | Hamburg, Germany
March 7 | NIEBO | Warsaw, Poland
March 8 | Astra | Berlin, Germany
March 9 | Muffatwerk (Ampere) | Munich, Germany
March 10 | Conne Island | Leipzig, Germany
March 11 | Posthof | Linz, Austria
March 12 | WUK | Vienna, Austria
March 15 | Biko Club | Milan, Italy
March 16 | Les Docks | Lausanne, Switzerland
March 17 | Dampfzentrale | Bern, Switzerland
March 18 | Gloria Theater | Cologne, Germany
March 21 | Patterns | Brighton, UK
March 22 | Village Underground (Convergence) | London, UK
March 23 | Summerhall | Edinburgh, UK
March 24 | Deaf Institute | Manchester, UK
March 25 | The Button Factory | Dublin, Ireland

* w/ The Range



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