Austra | 06/19/14

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Toronto-based Austra’s Habitat, a brand-new four-track EP, is out this week. Order the limited-edition hand-numbered 12" here from Austra or download from iTunes

Watch the Matt Lambert-directed video of the EP's title track below. Director Lambert says the video "explores the fragile and tender moments of anxiety and anticipation that lead up to first intimate contact". 

Stream/embed the entire Habitat EP and read a recent Q&A with Austra’s Katie Stelmanis at Rookie Magazine here.

The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella and Sasquatch and have upcoming festivals in Canada and Europe including a show at Oval Space in London on 10th July. More North American dates will be announced soon.

“'Habitat' is an old song that we've waited almost three years to release," says the band's Katie Stelmanis. "It didn't seem to fit with the sounds of Feel it Break or Olympia, so we decided to finally put it out as a single along with 3 new instrumental tracks.There's a lot of live versions of the song online but people have always pressed us to make a proper recording, so we are especially excited to announce these limited-edition physical copies of the EP. It’s a euro-style computer music experiment produced with love from me, Maya, and Dorian."


Habitat EP tracklisting:

1. Habitat
2. Doepfer
3. Bass Drum Dance
4. Hulluu

Austra tour dates:
06-21 Ottawa, ONT - Ottawa Jazz Festival
07-03 Pontevedra, ES - Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa
07-05 Vilanova I La Geltru, ES - Vida Festival
07-10 London, UK - Oval Space
07-11 Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Music Festival
07-14 Bruges, BE - Cactus Festival
07-19 Chiaverano, IT - A Night Like This Festival
08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival
09-05 Berlin, DE - Berlin Festival


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