Entries tagged with: Austra
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Austra @ Webster Hall - 9/22/13
Toronto dark pop band Austra already hit NYC once this year in support of their new sophomore album, Olympia, and this past Sunday (9/22) they brought their tour back for a larger show at Webster Hall. Austra gave an spirited performance as usual, but were unfortunately without the Tasseomancy twins, who are usually Austra's backup singers and an integral part of her live show. Their Jagjaguwar-signed tourmates DIANA opened the show, and pictures of both bands are in this post.
They continue, along with a video of Austra, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Austra at MHOW in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Austra released their newest album, Olympia, over the summer, and on September 2 they'll be releasing the single for its track, "Painful Like," along with remixes by XXXY, Peter Van Hoesen, Heidi Mortenson, and Dinamo Azari (Of Azari & III). The album is already more percussive than its predecessor, but on XXXY's remix, he makes it even more beat-oriented, turning the track into a full-on dancefloor banger. Check out his spin on the track, below.
Updated tour dates are listed, along with the new remix and the video for the original track, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Austra @ MHOW 6/20/2013
Austra's very good new album, Olympia, is out this week and the Canadian group played a record release party last night (6/20) in celebration of it. They played a little more than half of the new record, including first single "Home" and "Painful Like," plus favorites from Feel It Break like "Lose It" and "The Beat and the Pulse" which closed out the main set. They came back for a two song encore, doing "Hurt Me Now" and "Darken Her Horse." Full setlist below.
Opening the show was fellow Montreal band Mozart's Sister, the solo project of Think About Life's Caila Thompson-Hannant who dabbles in electro-tinged R&B pop and has a serious set of pipes.
Still Corners in Chicago 6/11/2013 (more by Chase Turner)
Cold Cave in Chicago, 10/25/2013 (more by Jimmy Farabi)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Still Corners, Imperial Topaz @ Mercury Lounge
Dream pop duo Still Corners just wrapped up two sold-out NYC shows with CHVRCHES on their ongoing tour, and now they're sticking around for a headlining show at Mercury Lounge tonight. If you haven't heard their sultry second album, Strange Pleasures, you can correct that right now via Rdio or Spotify. Support at tonight's show comes from excellent like-minded local duo Imperial Topaz. Tickets are still available.
Austra @ Other Music
Austra put out their terrific sophomore album, Olympia, this week, and before their tour hits NYC tomorrow for a sold-out MHOW show with Mozart's Sister, they'll be stopping by downtown Manhattan record store Other Music for a free in-store at 8 PM. You can listen to their new album on Spotify.
Cold Cave, Boyd Rice @ Saint Vitus
A late night rendez-vous with Cold Cave sounds pretty appropriate, especially in the dark, church-themed recesses of Saint Vitus in Brooklyn. There, Wesley Eisold will present new material from his cavalcade of new 7"s released this year, and be joined by the ever-controversial Boyd Rice. Totally worth the extra yawns tomorrow morning. Sold out.
Low, Mike Doughty @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Slowcore vets Low returned this year with a new Jeff Tweedy-produced album, The Invisible Way, and already celebrated it with some shows around the time of its release. Now they're on the road again for some shows with Soul Coughing's Mike Doughty, and are swinging through NYC again tonight for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Maybe they'll play a long drone set?
Laurie Anderson @ Rockefeller Park
Tonight is night 2 of Laure Anderson's River to River Festival performances. Last night was the "stories" portion, and tonight is "songs." Laurie will be joined by Richard Devine (electronics), Doug Wieselman (horns), Eyvind Kang (viola), Jacob Garchik (horns), Ches Smith (drums) and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello).
Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Lurve @ Union Pool
Australian ex-pats Scott & Charlene's Wedding, who have a new album, Any Port In A Storm (due out 7/22), on the way, will be playing a one-off Brooklyn show at Union Pool tonight before heading out on their European tour. Lurve open the show.
Shannon & the Clams, Las Rosas, Hector's Pets, The Foxx @ Death by Audio
Oakland, CA's super-fun Shannon & The Clams bring their tour with Mikal Cronin (which just hit NXNE) to NYC tomorrow for a Bowery Ballroom, but before that, Shannon plays a headlining show at Death by Audio tonight. If you haven't heard the down-n-dirty rock n' roll party that is their new album, Dreams in the Rat House, you can stream it via Spotify. Las Rosas (ex-Harlem) and Hector's Pets, who both just did some gigging during Northside, are on tonight's bill too, as are The Foxx.
Conveyor, Twin Peaks & more @ Pianos
Chicago youngsters Twin Peaks are still in town after coming down to visit for Northside. If you missed them on Saturday, they're playing Pianos tonight as part of Conveyor's June residency there.
Hausu @ Cake Shop
This portland combo take minor chord mope and crush it under the force of overdriven guitars. Their debut album, Total, is out next week (6/25) via Hardly Art. You can stream it via SPIN and can probably pick it up tonight at the merch table. Also on the bill: Palm and Grey Nurse.
The B-52s, The Go-Go's @ Roseland Ballroom
After canceling a recent NYC-area date, new wave legends The B-52s appear to still be on for tonight's Roseland show with The Go-Go's. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.
Crstyal Fighters, Alpine @ Webster
If you're going to see British/Spanish dancepop outfit Crystal Fighters' sold out show tonight, do get there early and check out Australia's Alpine, whose debut album is finally out in North America and worth a listen. (Stream it via Rdio.) The band also recently covered Radiohead's "Just" for the AV Club's "Undercover" series and you can watch that below.
Beach Day, Butter the Children & more @ Shea Stadium
Poppy Florida trio Beach Day released their debut album. Trip Trap Attack, this week and you can stream it at Rdio or Spotify. They'll be celebrating its release tonight at Shea Stadium with Hellbirds, Butter The Children, and Hippy playing as well.
Puce Mary @ Home Sweet Home
Denmark's Puce Mary (aka drone/industrial artist Frederikke Hoffmeier) came over to NYC for the Northside Festival, where they played the Pitchfork showcase with a mostly Danish lineup of Iceage, Lower, Loke Rahbek, Age Coin, and Lust for Youth. She's sticking around NYC for own show tonight at Home Sweet Home's "Nothing Changes" party. You can stream a Puce Mary track below.
J. Cole @ Irving Plaza
Rapper J. Cole brings his Dollar & A Dream tour to NYC tonight. Each venue he's playing on this tour is being announced day of the show, and it's been revealed that tonight's show is at Irving Plaza. Admission is $1 at the door. First come, first serve.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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Austra at MHOW in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, Austra are releasing their sophomore album, Olympia, on June 18 via Domino/Paper Bag. You've already heard the first single, "Home," and they've just released another cut, "Painful Like," which is keeping the anticipation for this album pretty high. Check it out below.
As discussed, Austra is going on a tour which hits NYC for a sold-out show on June 20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Mozart's Sister and a BrooklynVegan-presented show on September 22 at Webster Hall with DIANA. Tickets for the Webster Hall show are still available.
Song stream below...
Portland festival MusicFestNW is returning this year to multiple Portland venues from September 3-8 with a ton of bands including Animal Collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Superchunk, Deerhunter, Charles Bradley, Shuggie Otis, Joey Bada$$, Bonnie Prince Billy, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Flume, Youth Lagoon, Washed Out, The Thermals, TItus Andronicus, Bob Mould, Baroness, Austra, Ty Segall, The Bronx, The Men, Mount Eerie, White Lung, and many more. Ticket info is coming soon.
Initial lineup below...
Austra at Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, Austra are releasing their sophomore album, Olympia, on June 18 via Domino/Paper Bag, and will be touring in support of it over the next few months. That tour hits NYC for a show on June 20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Mozart's Sister (sold out) and a BrooklynVegan-presented show on September 22 at Webster Hall (tickets).
The Webster Hall show and many of their other August/September shows are with fellow Canadians DIANA, who just signed to Jagjaguwar in the US and Paper Bag in Canada. Their debut LP, Perpetual Surrender will come out on August 20 and you can watch the video for its single, "Born Again," below.
Regarding Austra's upcoming album, in a recent interview with Stereogum, singer Katie Stelmanis talked about the differences recording this one with her band, as opposed to entirely solo like Austra's debut:
Yeah, it's something that I was kind of craving. I feel like when you hear a solo record from someone you can kind of always tell that it's a solo record. Like, if literally one person did everything on the record it's like you're following their train of thought. Everything is predictable and fits into this certain box. It's one person's idea, and I was very aware of that, and I wanted to create something that's a little more dynamic. And so doing that I wanted to bring in more ideas and bring in other people and it made it more interesting for me because I was able to bounce ideas off of other people and just co-writing with people was pretty new and fun.The album's single "Home" is being released this summer with remixes from NYC producer Ital and Detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson.
Stream both of those remixes, along with the list of all tour dates, below...
Austra at Hammerstein Ballroom in January (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
As mentioned, Austra are releasing a new album, Olympia, on June 18 via Domino/Paper Bag. The band just made a video for the album's excellent single, "Home," and have also announced a new string of tour dates. The new dates see Austra coming back to NYC for a show on September 22 at Webster Hall with DIANA. That show happens about three months after their previously discussed NYC show on June 20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Mozart's Sister. Tickets for the MHOW show are still available, and tickets for the Webster Hall show go on sale Friday, May 10 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/8) at noon.
Updated dates are listed, along with the new video, below...
As mentioned, Austra's new album, Olympia, is out June 18 on Domino/Paper Bag. Eschewing programmed beats, the record was made with her very talented live band. You may have already heard first single "Home" but Austra has just released the video for the track. Directed by Noel Paul & Stefan Moore, the cip was mostly shot in one long take. Watch it below.
UPDATE: They also announced more dates including another NYC show, happening on September 22 at Webster Hall with DIANA.
by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher
Ex Cops DJing at Other Music, RSD 2012 (more)
We're about a week out from Record Store Day 2013. When it began in 2008, RSD was a celebration of brick-and-mortar stores in the face of digital downloads, offering up exclusive releases to get people out to stores. It's blown up considerably since then, with hundreds of RSD-only releases. (Many of which fall into the hands of folks who turn it around on Ebay that same day, but what can you do?) While it is a mob scene these days, there is no doubt it helps what record stores there are left -- though not enough, as Record Store Day will be the last day for Williamsburg's Sound Fix. Participating stores around the country are listed here.
There are always some pretty cool exclusives too, items that may have never seen the light of day without RSD. With that in mind we've gone through the list of North American RSD exclusives to highlight a few things to keep an eye out. This isn't comprehensive, just stuff we wanna get. What records are you trying to get this year?
Austra @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Kevin Figueroa)
Austra's new album, Olympia, isn't out for another two months (6/18) but folks who are in NYC can get a very early legal listen tonight (4/10) at an official listening party at Chinatown club Le Baron. The event is free and after the album is played in full there will be DJ sets by Austra's Katie Stelmanis and Maya Postepski. Flyer for tonight's event is below along with the few upcoming tour dates Austra has scheduled. Those dates include Music Hall of Williamsburg which is now being opened by Mozart's Sister who comes to NYC herself later this month.
Meanwhile, if you're out looking for exclusives on Record Store Day (4/20), keep an eye out for a 12" titled "Mayan Drums," which is a collaboration between Austra and German electro singer Gina X.
Postepski, who just launched her own solo project, Princess Century, remixed Heidi Mortenson's track "Dele Af Kroppen" and you can stream that below.
Maya Postepski, who you may know as the drummer of Austra and/or one half of the duo TRUST, now has her own solo project, Princess Century, and she'll release her debut LP for that project, Lossless, on April 29 via Kennington Recordings. Her first single for the album, "Twin House," is a similar type of darkwave to Austra and TRUST, but while those projects both have pretty theatrical singers, Maya's soft voice is hidden in the mix on this track. Check out the video for the track, along with the Lossless album art and tracklist, below.
Austra at BV-SXSW 2013
Meanwhile, Austra have a new album on the way too, and they were just in Austin for SXSW to preview material from it, which they did at one of our BrooklynVegan day parties. We already posted pictures of that party in full, and two more sets of Austra pictures are in this post. More below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
Austra / APTBS / the crowd
We wrapped up our stay at The Main and The Jr (aka old Emo's) with our fourth and final BrooklynVegan SXSW day party on Saturday (3/16). Unfortunately, Foxygen had to drop off at the last minute because the singer lost his voice. They would have played the outdoor stage (Pianos Stage), where we still saw sets from the arty synthpop of Empress Of, the loudest set of all of our day parties from A Place to Bury Strangers, and a super fun set from catchy UK rockers Palma Violets. Then came the sexy R&B of Autre Ne Veut, followed by a set by Austra, who were previewing expansive material from their upcoming sophomore album, Olympia. Then finally, the outdoor stage was wrapped up with a set from psychedelic pop New Zealanders Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
Inside, the show kicked off with the catchy indie pop of TEEN, followed by rockin' UK band Peace, and then three consecutive synthpop groups, Feathers, MS MR, and Doldrums. Then the show took a louder turn with an adrenaline-pumping set from White Lung, bouncy young garage punks The Orwells, and finally King Tuff.
In addition to the music, we had an interactive photo and video booth set up by Oxygen tattoo show, "Best Ink". The second season (hosted by Pete Wentz who made a surprise appearance in their booth) premieres April 3rd. Onkyo was there, sampling their new headphones which hit stores next month. mophie maker of invaluable iPhone chargers, were giving away discount cards good at their pop-up shop which was set up right across the street on Red River. We were also serving complimentary Jameson, and Zico coconut water, and free vegan queso and chips from Food For Lovers. We also had BrooklynVegan t-shirts for the first 50 people in the door, thanks to American Apparel. Also thanks to our other sponsors, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Creative Recreation, Signazon, Zazoo, and Redigi.
More pictures from Saturday's party below...
This is Day 4 of four BrooklynVegan SXSW Day Parties this year...
As you know, BrooklynVegan is returning to Austin for SXSW this year and throwing four days of day parties at The Main & The Jr aka 603 Red River Street at the corner of 6th aka the old Emo's location. Those happen Wed (3/13), Thurs, Fri and Saturday (3/16). All shows are 100% FREE with RSVP
Austra has announced their sophomore album, Olympia, which will be released on June 18 via Domino. Unlike 2011's Feel it Break, which was made primarily by Katie Stelmanis alone, Olympia was a band effort with all instruments played live in the studio with no programming or loops used. Drummer Maya Postepski (also of TRUST), had a big hand in shaping the sound of the new album. "There is a major percussive element running through every song," says Stelmanis. "This is the album where we discovered rhythm." You can check out "Home" from Olympia below.
Austra, who was here recently opening for The xx, will be premiering Olympia material at SXSW next week, including a visit to our Saturday (3/16) day party at the old Emo's space. Austra have also announced a few American live dates around the release of the album, including one in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 20. Tickets for that show go on sale today (3/7) at noon. All Austra tour dates are below.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Hervé - "Gold" (feat. Maria Minerva) (MP3)
Lo-fi pop artist Maria Minerva teamed up with LA dance four-piece Pharaohs for the track, "Miraculous Feet," off Pharaohs' debut full length, Replicant Moods, which is due out on April 20 via 100% Silk. Maria takes lead vocals which gives the track an overall feel more similar to her music than Pharaohs', but Pharaohs' Chic-style bassline and post-punk drums make the song beefier and dancier than most of Maria's work. You can stream that track below.
As mentioned, Maria Minerva and Pharaohs are teaming up for a NYC show this Saturday (3/2) at 285 Kent with Octo Octa and Magic Touch (8 PM doors, $10 admission), but Pharaohs will be landing in NYC even sooner to play Cameo on Thursday (2/28) with Jonas Reinhardt, SHAMS, and a DJ set from Suzanne Kraft. Advance tickets for the Cameo show are on sale now. Both Maria Minerva and Pharaohs will also be in Austin this March for SXSW.
Maria Minerva also has a new release of her own on the way; the Bless EP, which will be out on April 2 via Not Not Fun. The EP's first single, "Black Magick," continues in the vein of her Will Happiness Find Me? album, and you can watch the video for that track below. Maria will play a release show for that EP in NYC on April 18 at Cameo Gallery with Butterclock (more on her in a minute). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
In addition to her own EP and collaborating with Pharaohs, Maria also contributed vocals to "Gold," the new single off UK producer Hervé (aka Joshua Harvey)'s new album, The Art of Disappearing, which comes out on March 4 via Cheap Thrills. Maria's airy vocals and Hervé's downtempo rhythms work great together and you can hear the collaboration by downloading the track above or watching its video, below. That album also features a killer collaboration with Austra (who are playing BrooklynVegan SXSW shows) on the track "Save Me," which you can stream below as well. Other collaborators on the album are Niki & the Dove and Seasfire.
As mentioned above, support at Maria Minerva's EP release from comes from oOoOO collaborator Butterclock (aka Laura Clock), who released her debut EP, First Prom, earlier this month. A limited CD pressing of the EP is available at the Fantasy Music webstore. Butterclock also has some European shows coming up, which are listed below, and more US dates will be announced soon. The video for "Don't" off her EP is below.
All dates are listed, along with all mentioned song streams and videos, below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
The xx and Austra @ Hammerstein Ballroom, 1/24/2013
The xx played Hammerstein Ballroom last night (1/24). The show was a make-up date for their show at the Bronx's Paradise Theatre that was supposed to happen back in October but got canceled due to Hurricane Sandy. Did you go last night? Austra, who is due for a new album sometime, opened the show and she's still got Sari and Romy Lightman as indispensable backing singers.
Both bands play Hammerstein again tonight (1/25) and it's sold out. If you're looking for something to do after the show, Austra DJs late night at Glasslands with Heathered Pearls also on the decks. Tickets are still available.
More pictures from The xx and Austra at Hammerstein below...
Heathered Pearls is the moniker of Polish ambient musician Jakub Alexander who now lives in Brooklyn. He recently released his debut LP, Loyal, out now via Ghostly International. Lush and transportive, you can stream the entire LP below.
New York has a couple chances to see Heathered Pearls live. Tonight (1/18) he plays the "Connections" party at Ran Tea House with with Rioux, Prism House, and Certain Creatures. It promises to be an "exploration in electronic psychedelia" and is $5 before midnight, $7 after. More info here. Then he's also on the bill (DJing) for Austra's upcoming DJ night at Glasslands on January 25 . Tickets are still available.
Flyer for "Connections" party and album stream are below...
Tickets for the Don Giovanni showcases with Screaming Females, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Stormshadow, Lemuria, Jeffrey Lewis, Waxahatchee, Hilly Eye, and more go on sale today at noon (2-day pass option included).
Tickets for the newly-added Desaparecidos show at Webster Hall with Joyce Manor and States & Kingdoms go on sale today at noon.
Tickets for the Ex Cops show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. TIckets for their Glasslands show are on sale now and tickets for tonight's Webster Hall show where they open for Paul Banks are still available.
Austra is DJing Glasslands on January 25. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A bunch of shows at Town Hall just went on sale.
Geoff Rickly of Thursday recently released his first solo material, and is playing an acoustic show at The Sutdio at Webster Hall on February 2 with Vinnie Caruana and others. Tickets for that show go on sale Tuesday (12/18) at 10 AM.
Lower Dens @ Chicago's the Riv, 10/1/2012 (more by Grant McAllister)
Baltimore's Lower Dens went into new, motorik directions on their second album, Nootropics so it makes sense that tracks from the record might work well in the remix world. Hence, the Nootropics Remixed EP which takes three cuts off the album and puts them into the hands of Trentemøller, Cex, and Steve Moore. You can stream Trentemøller's excellent recrafting of Nootropics standout cut "Brains" below. You can buy it directly from Ribbon Music, and if you buy any Lower Dens title, you'll get Nootropics Remixed for free.
Meanwhile, Lower Dens shared with us their picks for Best of 2012. All four current members contributed lists and none of them were straight LP lists, mixing media with inclusions for live shows, books, food, film and ephemera. Check them out below, along with that "Brains" remix.
In addition to everything else we posted, today, here's some more, and some reminders too...
It's also National Voter Registration Day, as miss Annie Clark has so kindly reminded us above. Did you register to vote yet? We also would like to know, however, what's the deal with the Tiny Tim photo in the background?
Speaking of St. Vincent, it's David Byrne / St. Vincent Week here in NYC. Their first of three area shows together happens tonight at the Beacon Theater, as Kelly Pratt pointed out in the latest edition of his tour diary.
Neil Young has started a Twitter account and will be taking your questions via it in October. Right now, though, @NeilYoung seems to handled by a marketing intern.
Paper Bag Records just released the free David Bowie tribute album, Paper Bag Records vs. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, with covers by Austra & CFCF, PS I Love You, The Luyas, Yamantaka/Sonic Titan and more. Download it for free HERE.
Speaking of Yamantaka/Sonic Titan, they performed at the Polaris Prize Gala in Toronto last night, but ended up losing to Feist.
Converge is back with "Shame In the Way" a new song from their forthcoming LP All We Love We Leave Behind. Stream that new track, coupled with an interview with vocalist Jacob Bannon in the latest Show Now Mercy at Pitchfork. Look for the LP on 10/9 via Epitaph.
Sweden's Terrible Feelings have released a new video for "Next Round's On You" from their Shadows LP. Check that out below.
Field Report visited the A.V. Club's HQ in Chicago and took on the Sufjan Stevens mainstay "Chicago" for their Undercover series. Check out the clip below.
More stuff below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Austra at Music Hall of Williamsburg - 9/19/12
Austra brought their tour to NYC last night (9/19) for a sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Doldrums and Zambri. Doldrums main dude Airick Woodhead's brother Daniel of Moon King (who played three NYC shows in the past week) joined his brother on stage during Doldrums' set as he's done before. After the show, Austra and Doldrums kept the party going at Glasslands where both DJed.
Doldrums will be back in NYC for CMJ.
More pictures from last night's show are below.
Tickets for the recently added Swans shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW with Devendra Banhart go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets for their less recently announced Bowery Ballroom show with A Hawk and a Hacksaw, which happens about two weeks before the new ones, are still available.
Meat Loaf is playing Beacon Theatre on November 1. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale and Internet presale (password: "MAD") now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (9/7) at 10 AM.
David Wax Museum will be in NYC this month to play Housing Works on September 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now. They'll return to play Mercury Lounge on November 30. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon and go on sale to the general public on Friday (9/7) at noon.
The Death Set and Ninjasonik are playing a free Barback Games-presented show with games, giveaways, and surprises at Webster Hall on September 24. Admission is free with RSVP.
Ray Lamontagne is playing Wellmont Theatre on November 19 and Carnegie Hall on November 26. Wellmont tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 at noon and Carnegie Hall tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 at 11 AM.
Avicii, who has two upcoming Radio City shows, has been tapped by Madonna to open her Yankee Stadium shows, which happen this Thursday (9/6) and Saturday (9/8). Tickets for those shows are still available.
Esperanza Spalding is playing The Apollo on October 26 and 27. Tickets for the 10/26 show are on sale now and tickets for the 10/27 show are on AmEx presale now with a Ticketmaster/A List presale starting Monday (9/10) at 10 AM and a general on-sale starting Thursday, September 13 at 10 AM.
Doldrums at NXNE last week (more by David Andrako)
As mentioned, Austra scheduled a few North American shows later this year including a NYC show on September 19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show are still available. All dates are listed below.
Since we last spoke, fellow Canadians Doldrums and Brooklyn's Zambri (who joined Bear In Heaven on stage last month at a MHOW show which Doldrums opened) were added as openers to Austra's MHOW show. The connections don't stop there though. Main Doldrums guy, Airick Woodhead, and his brother Daniel who sometimes drums live for Doldrums and has his own project called Moon King, were both members of the band Spiral Beach, whose lineup also included current Austra bassist Dorian Wolf.
Speaking of bands that include Austra members, TRUST (featuring Austra drummer Maya Postepski) have upcoming dates with Light Asylum, including two in NYC: Warm Up at PS1 on 7/7 with Nguzunguzu, Arca, and Todd Terry (tickets), and MHOW on 7/8 (tickets). All dates are listed below.
Doldrums is also a Grimes collaborator, has toured with her multiple times, and it looks like they're probably also good friends. Daniel Woodhead, in addition to sometimes drumming for Doldrums, drummed for Grimes too sometimes on her recent tour. Grimes has a lot of NYC shows coming up, including four sold out shows and a free one at River Rocks on Pier 84 on August 9 with Wild Nothing and DIIV.
Doldrums will also be in NYC next month for 4Knots Music Festival.
Daniel Woodhead's Moon King project does not have any upcoming NYC appearances at the moment, but he was here a good amount of times last year, including when he played with Dope Body and Hume last summer. Hume just played the official BV Northside showcase. Hume and Dope Body's friends Roomrunner just played Cake Shop and have other NYC shows coming up including one this Friday (6/22) at the Bell House with Diamond Rugs and Richard Buckner, and a free show with Dan Deacon and John Maus at Pier 84 on July 12.
All lists of dates below...
We just posted about Austra who's coming back to North America (including 9/19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg) after a tour of Europe. She's also one of many artists playing the 2012 Osheaga Festival in Montreal which happens August 3 - 5. Tickets are still available for the three-day event.
In addition to Austra, Osheaga plays host to The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Justice, Metric (who play Radio City Music Hall soon), Sigur Ros (who play Prospect Park and are streaming their new LP), Florence & The Machine (who plays Jones Beach this summer), The Weeknd, Passion Pit (who play Governor's Ball soon), The Jesus & Mary Chain, MGMT, Santigold (who just played Irving), Zola Jesus (who just played the Guggenheim) and many many more.
Full Osheaga lineup is below.