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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.   Habitat
  9.   Crying
  10.   Young and Gay
  11.   Hulluu
  12.   Doepfer
  13.   American Science
  14.   Annie (Oh Muse, You)
  15.   Sleep
  16.   What We Done?
  17.   Woodstock
  18.   Believe Me
  19.   The Villain
  20.   Darken Her Horse
  21.   Hate Crime
  22.   Bass Drum Dance
  23.   Holy Place
  24.   Hurt Me Now
  25.   Fire
  26.   Forgive Me
  27.   Trip
  28.   The Noise
  29.   The Future
  30.   The Choke
  31.   The Beast
  32.   Spellwork
  33.   You Changed My Life
  34.   Planix
  35.   Reconcile
  36.   Shoot the Water
  37.   I Don't Care (I'm a Man)
  38.   We Become
  39.   Hopeless Place
  40.   None of Dem
  41.   Pianix

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