Track of the Day: ‘Lose It’ by Austra

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Today’s track of the day comes from Toronto’s Austra, made up of Katie Stelmanis (vocals), Maya Postepski (drums, programming) and Dorian Wolf (bass). Stelmanis’s powerful, instantly memorable voice (sounding much like Kate Bush) would deserve the front-and-center attention. She originally pursued a career in opera while learning viola and piano, until she one day attended a punk show and decided to join a band. Some of you will remember her vocals on Fucked Up’s The Chemistry of Common Life and she also released the album Join Us under her given name. Take a listen to the track and see how they channel the creepy instrumental elements of the Swedish act The Knife. Enjoy.

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