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

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