Austra

Austra FTBP

Maybe it’s Katie Stelmanis’ pink ombre hair.  Or maybe it is because I’ve come to learn that both she and I mutually share a love for grandma sweaters.  Maybe it’s the fact that “Beat and The Pulse” righteously pulsed runways during fashion week and left shivers on my skin.  Maybe Tavi Gevinson has finally gotten to me and my inner adolescent goth is trying to explode.  Or maybe it is the fact that this tune makes me have sporadic self-involved dance parties in the middle of the day at my desk (insert imagination here).  I guess I’m not sure why.  But at the moment, I am sure of one thing: I am seriously crushing on Austra.

They’ve been described as netherworldy electronic pop.  The band is from Canada.  Influences include Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, The Knife, & classical music.  And Austra means ‘light’ in Latvian.  Crushing harder.

Then, when you think you have crushed with all your might, watch the winged lady and the woman with web hands in the video below.

I recommend cranking up your volumetrics and listening to them loud.  This little lit band may crush you too like a giant sun orb.

Austra – The Beat and The Pulse

Austra – Lose It – thepopsucker.blogspot.com by the Pop Sucker

Austra The Beat & The Pulse from The Glitoris on Vimeo.