Toronto-based Austra’s Habitat, a brand-new four-track EP, is out this week. To coincide with the release the Matt Lambert-directed video of the EP’s title track has also been premiered (see above). Director Lambert says the video “explores the fragile and tender moments of anxiety and anticipation that lead up to first intimate contact”.
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The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella and Sasquatch and have upcoming festivals in Canada and Europe including a show at Oval Space in London on 10th July. More North American dates will be announced soon.
“’Habitat’ is an old song that we’ve waited almost three years to release,” says the band’s Katie Stelmanis. “It didn’t seem to fit with the sounds of Feel it Break or Olympia, so we decided to finally put it out as a single along with 3 new instrumental tracks.There’s a lot of live versions of the song online but people have always pressed us to make a proper recording, so we are especially excited to announce these limited-edition physical copies of the EP. It’s a euro-style computer music experiment produced with love from me, Maya, and Dorian.”
Austra tour dates:
21-06 Ottawa, ONT – Ottawa Jazz Festival
03-07 Pontevedra, ES – Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa
05-07 Vilanova I La Geltru, ES – Vida Festival
10-07 London, UK – Oval Space
11-07 Liege, BE – Les Ardentes Music Festival
14-07 Bruges, BE – Cactus Festival
19-07 Chiaverano, IT – A Night Like This Festival
09-08 Squamish, BC – Squamish Festival
05-09 Berlin, DE – Berlin Festival