AUSTRA WRAPS SUCCESSFUL YEAR WITH HOMETOWN SHOW IN TORONTO ON DEC 14
“[Future Politics is] as catchy as it is affecting, driven by Stelmanis’ crystalline vocals and intricate synth work.” - NYLON
“It’s music to be escaped into, whether on dance floors or alone somewhere…” - Pitchfork
“...a bracing, coolly tuneful vision of tomorrow that refuses to submit to inertia. In an era when simply resisting dystopia can seem idealistic, Future Politics dares to hope big.” - NPR Music
“CHANGE THE PARADIGM” SINGLE ART // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
In January of this year, Austra released Future Politics, the critically lauded fourth album from the Canadian synth-pop group. Before the year is out, Austra have one more track to share, “Change The Paradigm”, a Future Politics B-side.
Singer Katie Stelmanis on “Change The Paradigm”:
“I wish Change the Paradigm had made it onto the record because it directly embodies what I wanted to express on Future Politics - that the most powerful tool we possess for creating a better world is our own imagination.
Future Politics was written in a much different climate than what we have today. It's been difficult to stay positive, but for me the possibility of what lies ahead is not only a weapon of potential, but a source of comfort and faith. We have to believe in the future and our own power to invent it now more than ever!”
To wrap up the year, Austra are playing one final show in their hometown Toronto at the Velvet Underground this Thursday, December 14. Tickets are on sale and available for purchase here.
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MORE PRAISE FOR FUTURE POLITICS
“it's her most personal, political and confident album to date — not to mention a stunning show of optimism in the face of certain doom.” - CLRVYNT
“...Austra's music offers hope for a better tomorrow.” - Lenny Letter
“There’s always been this intimate urgency to Katie Stelmanis’ voice. When her operatic gift to hit multiple notes with a single word fuses with Austra’s icy darkwave production, warmth imposes itself on the sterile and her human prowess refuses to be buried in the mix.” - New York Observer
“Austra’s third full-length, Future Politics, lives up to its name, setting ruminations on religion and economic disparity to dark, propulsive beats.” - OUT
“...an exciting talent.” - People Magazine
“[Austra] has always communicated — stylistically and thematically — that it takes a thoughtful, but no less compelling, approach to dance music and pop.” - The FADER
"the record is built for both dancefloors and headphones, with galvanizing, minimalist beats and contemplative, piercing lyrics." - THUMP