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Named for the Latvian goddess of light, Toronto's Austra feature singer/keyboardist Katie Stelmanis, drummer Maya Postepski, and bassist Dorian Wolf. Stelmanis is a classically trained vocalist and pianist who joined the Canadian Children's Opera at age ten and intended to pursue a career in classical music before falling in love with punk, industrial, and electronic music. In 2008 she released the solo album Join Us, and was also a member of the band Galaxy with Postepski. When that group disbanded, the pair joined forces with Wolf, a former member of Spiral Beach, and initially called themselves Private Life, but switched to Austra after discovering another band with that name. Their debut single, The Beat and the Pulse, arrived in early 2011, and their full-length debut, Feel It Break (most of which was recorded in Stelmanis' home studio and mixed by Damian Taylor), arrived in May of that year on Domino Records. By the time of 2013's Olympia, the project had evolved into a six-piece featuring keyboardist Ryan Wonsiak and backing vocalists Romy and Sari Lightman, allowing for more live instrumentation and interplay between bandmembers. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   Lose It
  3.   Energy
  4.   Painful Like
  5.   Identity
  6.   Home
  7.   Beat and the Pulse by Orbital
  8.   Woodstock
  9.   The Choke
  10.   The Beast
  11.   Young and Gay
  12.   Doepfer
  13.   Habitat
  14.   Hopeless Place
  15.   Hurt Me Now
  16.   Reconcile
  17.   Believe Me
  18.   The Villain
  19.   Shoot the Water
  20.   Darken Her Horse
  21.   Bass Drum Dance
  22.   American Science
  23.   Holy Place
  24.   You Changed My Life
  25.   We Become
  26.   Fire
  27.   Sleep
  28.   What We Done?
  29.   The Noise
  30.   The Future
  31.   Spellwork
  32.   Planix
  33.   Annie (Oh Muse, You)
  34.   Forgive Me
  35.   Trip
  36.   I Don't Care (I'm a Man)
  37.   Hulluu
  38.   Crying
  39.   Hate Crime
  40.   None of Dem
  41.   Pianix

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