AUSTRA SHARE VIDEO FOR 'I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU LOVE YOURSELF'; NEW ALBUM 'FUTURE POLITICS' OUT NOW

Austra | 01/27/17

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Future Politics, the critically lauded new album from Austra, is out now. Today, Austra release the video for the third single from the album, 'I Love You More Than You Love Yourself.'

Inspired by the story of former US astronaut Lisa Nowak, the M Blash-directed video for ‘I Love You More Than You Love Yourself’ gently highlights the struggle of depression.

Katie Stelmanis says:

“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 a collection of urgent, disciplined anthems for dance floors and headphones alike, that asks each of us to remember that apocalypse is not an inevitability, but the product of human decision-making. It aims for a world without borders, where human compassion and curiosity drive technological innovation rather than profit, where the necessity of labour is replaced with time for creativity and personal growth, and the terror and destruction wrought by colonialism and white supremacy is recognized as a dark age in human history. The album is radicalism distilled: to galvanic beats, gorgeous, kinetic melodies, and the vulnerable majesty of Stelmanis's voice.

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Austra 2017 Tour Dates:

01/26 - Warsaw - Brooklyn, NY #
01/27 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA #
01/28 - Black Cat - Washington, DC #
01/29 - Motorco Music Hall - Durham, NC #
01/31 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN *
02/01 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA *
02/02 - Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA *
02/03 - Trees - Dallas, TX *
02/04 - Mohawk - Austin, TX *
02/05 - Lowbrow Palace | El Paso, TX *
02/07 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ *
02/08 - Casbah - San Diego, CA *
02/09 - El Rey Theater - Los Angeles, CA *
02/11 - Mezzanine - San Francisco, CA *
02/13 - Holocene - Portland, OR *
02/14 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA *
02/17 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN *
02/18 - Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL *
02/19 - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI *
03/04 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
03/06 - Uebel & Gefährlich - Hamburg, Germany
03/07 - NIEBO - Warsaw, Poland
03/08 - Astra - Berlin, Germany
03/09 - Muffatwerk (Ampere) - Munich, Germany
03/10 - Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany
03/11 - Posthof - Linz, Austria
03/12 - WUK - Vienna, Austria
03/15 - Biko Club - Milan, Italy
03/16 - Les Docks - Lausanne, Switzerland
03/17 - Dampfzentrale - Bern, Switzerland
03/18 - Gloria Theater - Cologne, Germany
03/21 - Patterns - Brighton, UK
03/22 - Village Underground (Convergence) - London, UK
03/23 - Summerhall - Edinburgh, UK
03/24 - Deaf Institute - Manchester, UK
03/25 - The Button Factory - Dublin, Ireland

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* w/ The Range

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