Austra at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tim Griffin)
Toronto's Austra, whose past videos defintely got people talking in 2011, have released a new one to kick off 2012. The song is "Spellwork" from their BV-favorite LP Feel it Break, and the footage was shot (believe it or not) in NJ. Check that out, along with their older NSFW video for "Beat and the Pulse, and other stuff, below.
Austra - Spellwork
"Spellwork" was directed by photographer/filmmaker Yelena Yemchuk, whose impressive director credits include the Smashing Pumpkins videos "Zero" and "Thirty-Three." Shot in the forgotten woods around Egberts Lake Park, New Jersey, Yelena describes the video as a "surreal fairy tale."---
"The music videos that Yelena made with the Smashing Pumpkins in the 90s are some of my favorite videos of all time. Having the chance to work with an artist with so much energy and originality was inspiring and a huge honor for me and my band!" declares Austra's Katie Stelmanis."
Austra - Beat & The Pulse
reminders: Maya Postepski of Austra also is a member of Trust who recently signed to Arts & Crafts and remixed a new track by Feathers. Feathers plays Mercury Lounge on March 5th with Ramesh. Ticketsare currently on AmEx presale and go on general sale Friday (1/13).
Austra have no upcoming North American dates, but are about to head down under...
Austra -- 2012 Tour Dates
Jan 28 Laneway Festival Brisbane, Australia
Jan 30 Laneway Festival Auckland, New Zealand
Feb 02 Northcote Social Club Northcote Vic, Australia
Feb 04 Laneway Festival Melbourne, Australia
Feb 05 Laneway Festival Sydney, Australia
Feb 09 THE BASEMENT Sydney, Australia
Feb 10 Laneway Festival Adelaide, Australia
Feb 11 Laneway Festival Perth, Australia
Feb 12 Laneway Festival Singapore, Singapore