Austra
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Reviews // 2 Articles
//Features

The Best New and Emerging Artists of 2011
29 Dec 2011 // 4:00 PM

The year's best new and emerging artists range across the musical spectrum from forward thinking R&B to classic soul, from a bevy of exciting new hip-hop talent to great new hopes for indie rock and Americana. 2011 shows that music is always pushing forward even as it dips into the past.

Brave New Voice: An Interview with Austra’s Katie Stelmanis
31 Jul 2011 // 10:09 PM

Katie Stelmanis spent her childhood at recital halls and chorale concerts – and aspired, at one point, to be an opera singer. A left turn in her late teens led her into Toronto’s punk scene. Her latest project, Austra, brings all her worlds together, combining punk’s DIY sensibility, classical music’s intricacies and the heady abandon of electro pop.

//Reviews

Austra: Olympia
20 Jun 2013 // 6:06 PM

Olympia is a revelatory album because its diverse, nuanced sound reflects what Katie Stelmanis' songs are about: coming into your own by moving out of your comfort zone.

Austra: Feel It Break
18 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM

As a singer, Austra's Katie Stelmanis possesses an elusive, intangible, ineffable quality to her voice that you can't help but notice. If only the Toronto trio had as compelling a musical perspective to match it.

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Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

// Notes from the Road

"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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