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

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