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Polaris nominees announced, Austra releasing remix EP

DOWNLOAD: Austra – “Spellwork” (MNDR Nighttime Remix) (MP3)

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2011’s short list of nominees for Canada’s Polaris Music Prize were announced. They include a mix of indie veterans, grammy-winners, a sax player who has played with those grammy winners, and some new kids on the block like the super buzzy The Weeknd whose resume includes working with Drake. Full nominee list is below.

One of the artists, Austra, will release a remix EP to follow-up their latest release Feel it Break. The remix collection, entitled SPARKLE will be released digitally on July 26th and on wax on August 23rd. The release features remix contributions from MNDR, Mark Pistel, and Planningtorock with the digital collection having an additional four bonus remixes. Preorder it at Domino, and download/stream one track, “Spellwork (MNDR Nighttime Remix)” above/below.

Reminder, look for Austra to play a FREE show on July 14th supporting tUnE-yArDs at Pier 54 in NYC. They’ll also be on hand to support Cold Cave at Bowery Ballroom on August 6th (tickets). Cold Cave also plays NYC next week, at Knitting Factory with Cult of Youth on July 12th (tickets).

Braids, also nominated, recently announced a ton of tour dates.

Austra song stream and dates and the Polaris Music Prize nominees are below.


Austra – Spellwork (MNDR Nighttime Remix) by DominoRecordCo

POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2011 NOMINEES
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Austra – Feel It Break
Braids – Native Speaker
Destroyer – Kaputt
Galaxie – Tigre Et Diesel
Hey Rosetta – Seeds
Ron Sexsmith – Long Player Late Bloomer
Colin Steston – New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
Timber Timbre – Creep On Creepin’ On
The Weeknd – House Of Balloons


Sparkle Vinyl tracklist
SIDE A
A1 Spellwork (MNDR Nighttime Remix)
A2 Lose It (Mark Pistel Dub Remix)
A3 Lose It (Planningtorock Remix)
SIDE B
B1 Beat and The Pulse (Still Going Remix)
B2 Beat and The Pulse (Steffi Bass-Break Dub Remix)
B3 Beat and The Pulse (Kool Thing Remix)

Sparkle Digital tracklist:
1 Spellwork (MNDR Nighttime Remix)
2 Lose It (Mark Pistel Dub Remix)
3 Lose It (Planningtorock Remix)
4 Beat and The Pulse (Still Going Remix)
5 Beat and The Pulse (Steffi Bass-Break Dub Remix)
6 Beat and The Pulse (Kool Thing Remix)
7 Lose It (120 Days Remix)
8 Lose It (Young Galaxy Remix)
9 Lose It (Mark Pistel Vocal Remix)
10 Lose It (Mark Pistel Funk Bass Remix)

AUSTRA – 2011 TOUR DATES
Jul 07 – London – Cargo
Jul 08 – Brighton – The Haunt
Jul 10 – Rimini – Sant’Arcangelo di Romagna Festival
July 14 New York NY – Pier 54^
July 16 Chicago IL – Empty Bottle
July 20 Victoria BC – Lucky Bar
July 21 Vancouver BC – Biltmore Cabaret*
July 22 Portland OR – Doug Fir*
July 23 Seattle WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
July 25 San Francisco CA – Great American Music Hall*
July 26 San Diego CA – The Casbah*
July 27 Los Angeles CA – Ukrainian Center*
July 29 Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge*
July 30 Denver CO – Bluebird Theatre*
July 31 Omaha NE – The Waiting Room*
Aug 01 St Louis MO – Firebird*
Aug 02 Cleveland OH – Grog Shop*
Aug 04 Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel*
Aug 05 Philadelphia PA – Voyeur*
Aug 06 New York NY – Bowery Ballroom*
^With tUnE-yArDs
*With Cold Cave

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