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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.   American Science
  6.   Habitat
  7.   Bass Drum Dance
  8.   Beat and the Pulse by Orbital
  9.   Young and Gay
  10.   Annie (Oh Muse, You)
  11.   The Future
  12.   The Noise
  13.   Identity
  14.   Doepfer
  15.   Darken Her Horse
  16.   Utopia
  17.   Hurt Me Now
  18.   You Changed My Life
  19.   Reconcile
  20.   We Become
  21.   Home
  22.   Sleep
  23.   Forgive Me
  24.   Believe Me
  25.   The Villain
  26.   Spellwork
  27.   Shoot the Water
  28.   Trip
  29.   Hopeless Place
  30.   Fire
  31.   Crying
  32.   What We Done?
  33.   Hate Crime
  34.   The Choke
  35.   Hulluu
  36.   I Don't Care (I'm a Man)
  37.   Woodstock
  38.   The Beast
  39.   Planix
  40.   Holy Place
  41.   None of Dem
  42.   Pianix
  43.   We Were Alive
  44.   Future Politics
  45.   I'm a Monster
  46.   I Love You More Than You Love Yourself
  47.   Angel in Your Eye
  48.   Freepower
  49.   Gaia
  50.   Beyond a Mortal
  51.   Deep Thought
  52.   43

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