Introducing: Austra - Lose It
Austra released their debut single "Beat and the Pulse" back in February through Domino.
They are the brainchild of Katie Stelmanis. Add bass player Dorian Wolf and beat programmer and producer Maya Postepski and you get Austra, pronounced, "ow"-"stra".
The band hails from Toronto, Canada and their influences range from Bjork to Nine Inch Nails. You actually can see that from their video for "Beat and the Pulse", which is below.
On May 9 the band will release their second single "Lose It" off their upcoming LP, Feel It Break (out May 16). They worked with producer Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Prodigy, UNKLE) on the upcoming album, so the results will be interesting to say the least.
Check the NSFW video for "Beat and the Pulse" below, as well as upcoming single "Lose it".
*Edit - New official video.