Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario Genres: Indie Rock, New Wave
Austra is a Canadian band featuring singer and keyboardist Katie Stelmanis, her former Galaxy bandmate and drummer Maya Postepski and former Spiral Beach bassist Dorian Wolf. They originally were known as Private Life before renaming after the goddess of light in Latvian mythology.
Austra's debut album, “Feel it Break,” was released in May 2011 on Paper Bag Records. It featured the single, “The Beat and the Pulse.”
Austra Dear Internet,
Today it snowed for the first time in Montreal enough that the ground looks white. It’s getting cold, and we are hibernating. But we are also doing a lot of good work, and writing a lot of new songs.
I’ve been spending the past few months experimenting with new toys and watching youtube videos for tips on how to be a better producer. Sometimes it seems that because I started making electronic music without actually listening to any electronic music (the computer was a substitute for others instruments I wasn’t able to access) some of the simplest production techniques have eluded me for a long time. But doing a lot of DJing and just generally fucking around with technology has helped to drastically widen my knowledge of computer based music making. I don’t think I will ever build my own synth or anything (thats what Dorian is doing) but it’s cool to have the flexibility to listen to some crazy sounding techno beat and actually have an idea of what the artist did to make it.
So, new music is on its way friends. In the mean time, have a listen to my latest source of inspiration:
Alice Coltrane - Atomic Peace Alice Coltrane - Atomic Peace. A Monastic Trio, June 6, 1968. Alice Coltrane (harp); Jimmy Garrison (b); Rashied Ali (d). Sunday 16th of November 2014 12:57:05 PM
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Gesture of Love and Support I just visited www.ipetitions.com and signed an important petition. I really care about this cause and hope you'll show your support for it. Monday 3rd of November 2014 07:00:08 PM