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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Toronto Canada's Austra played Saturday night at Glasslands. Austra is the brainchild of Katie Stelmanis. Their music is filled with electro grooves a bit more upbeat than The Knife maybe more Ficher Spooner. They just released a single called "The Beat and the Pulse." Their full length debut album titled Feel it Break, comes out May 17 on Domino Records. Their sounds reminds me of being at an angelic rave. It's etherhral with a heavy beat. They sound like a disco Miranda Sex Garden. At times the lead singer Katie sounds like Kate bush backed with angelic Cocteau Twins-esque backing vocals. Check out the video for their track "Spellwork" below.
Brooklyn's Living Days are one of the most amazing new bands on the scene. The very tight band make some refreshingly great 80s pop music. Lead singer Stephonik Youth is an amazing front woman who puts 200% into every performance. The band won over the crowd at Glasslands. You can pick up their debut EP Make Out Room, Vol. 1 but I highly recommend seeing them live.
It was my first time visiting the amazing art/music space Glasslands which I mistakenly keep calling Grasslands. I am looking forward to seeing many more shows there in the near future.