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Radar Tip Of The Day 23: Austra

By Jaimie Hodgson

Posted on 30 Mar 11

 
 

The other day I caught our reviews desk in another one of their zenned-out bliss-states, while a pile of un-checked pages mounted up between them. I realised that the Austra album was on again, weaving its wailing spells.

Austra
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During one particular track I noted to them that it sounded startlingly like a song by Canadian DIY lektro-siren Katie Stelmanis, who'd we'd gushed about yonks back.

Our comments were met with steely 'duhhh!' glares, as we discovered that that's essentially who Austra is, albeit amidst decidedly sleeker, classier synth surroundings. Anyways, yey for Katie, getting herself a proper record deal with Domino, and releasing a great new album:

 
 
 
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