Toronto — Paper Bag Records is pleased to announce the release of Feel It Break, the debut album from Toronto trio Austra, on May 17, 2011. The band has several tour dates this month and will be appearing at SXSW in March (dates below). Feel It Break will be released outside of Canada on Domino.
On Feel it Break, co-founder and lead singer Katie Stelmanis, drummer Maya Postepski and bassist Dorian Wolf have crafted a dark, danceable masterpiece suitable for both ritual incantations and clubs; an album hearkening back to the sleazier side of New Wave but still deeply rooted in Stelmanis’s classical and operatic upbringing.
Written primarily by Stelmanis and mixed by Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Prodigy, UNKLE), the album rests nicely with your Kate Bush and The Knife albums, but also conjures up the seedier sides of early 1980s British New Wave (think the dirty alleys and after-hours clubs dreamed up by Japan and Soft Cell.)
Feel It Break will be available on CD, double LP, and via digital download.
‘FEEL IT BREAK’ TRACKLIST
01. Darken Her Horse
02. Lose It
03. The Future
04. Beat and the Pulse
06. The Choke
07. Hate Crime
08. The Villain
09. Shoot The Water
10. The Noise
11. The Beast
AUSTRA TOUR DATES
2/12 Vancouver, BC – Goody
2/16 Portland, OR – Nightclubbing at Holocene
2/18 San Francisco, CA – Milk Bart
2/19 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
2/25 New York, NY – Santos Downstairs
2/26 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands