Austra Hirudin review

Austra : HiRUDiN

Katie Stelmanis delivers a clarified, more intimate set of music on her latest.

Austra Future Politics review

Austra : Future Politics

Troubled times inform the new full-length from the Canadian synth-pop group.

Austra - Painful Like

Austra – “Painful Like”

Super Mario Bros. and TMNT-inspired sci-fi weirdness.

Austra - Olympia

Austra : Olympia

Austra’s second album sounds like wanton hedonism, but feels like a broken heart.


Listen: New Austra, “Painful Like”

New single from upcoming album Olympia.

Austra - Home

Video: Austra – “Home”

The getting-ready-for-a-show blues.

SXSW 2013 : Saturday

By Saturday night — closing night at SXSW — most people’s exhaustion is likely to…

SXSW 2013 Photos: Saturday, March 16

Photos of closing day at SXSW 2013, including Austra, Autre Ne Veut, Merchandise, Le1f, John Baizley and more strange things seen on the streets.

Top 50 albums of 2011

Top 50 Albums of 2011

Our 50 favorite long players in a year of musical riches.

top 50 songs of 2011

Top 50 Songs of 2011

Our 50 favorite tracks from a diverse and crazy year.

video interview with Katie Stelmanis from Austra

Interview: Austra’s Katie Stelmanis

Katie Stelmanis from Austra talks to us about the band’s new album, Feel It Break, proper voice maintenance and the band’s penchant for the dramatic.

fucked up david comes to life

Best of 2011, So Far: In Brief

The best records of the year’s first half, summarized in one sentence each!

Album of the Week Mix: 2011, Vol. 2

Album of the Week Mix: 2011, Vol. 2

Sixteen more jams to kick off the summer.

Austra : Feel It Break

A dark and danceable confection.

Food trucks at SXSW 2011

SXSW 2011: Treble takes Austin

Treble rounds up four days of music and craziness in Austin, TX.