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Future Politics Out Now via Domino

Jan 26, 2017 Austra Bookmark and Share

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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.” The video is inspired by the true story of former U.S. astronaut Lisa Nowak. M Blash directed video, which partly features frontwoman Katie Stelmanis in an astronaut uniform. Watch it below, followed by Austra’s upcoming tour dates.

Stelmanis had this to say about the video in a press release: “M and I were both fascinated by the story of Lisa Nowak but wanted to explore it through a lens of compassion. We wanted to use it to explore issues of mental health and depression, things so many of us experience, in the hope of further de-stigmatizing such conversations. We’ve decided to focus the actions leading up to her final arrest, and have tried to convey what it may have been like to be her, and what she was feeling. The final chapter of her story is much less interesting to us than that.”

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.”

Read our recent 2016 Artist Survey interview with Austra.

Austra Tour Dates:

January 26 | Warsaw | Brooklyn, NY #
January 27 | Union Transfer | Philadelphia, PA #
January 28 | Black Cat | Washington, DC #
January 29 | Motorco Music Hall | Durham, NC #
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/ Ela Minus
* w/ The Range


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