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 - "Home" (Ital Remix)

Austra - "Home" (Kevin Saunderson Remix)

Austra - "Home" Official Video

DIANA - "Born Again" Official Video

Austra -- 2013 Tour Dates
06/02 Dublin, Ireland Forbidden Fruit
06/06 Zurich, Switzerland Plaza
06/07 Luzerne, Switzerland Sudpol
06/08 Yverdon-les Bains, Sweden L'Amalgame
06/10 Amsterdam, Netherlands Bitterzoet
06/11 Gent, Belgium DOKBox
06/12 Paris, France Nouveau Casino
06/14 Berlin, Germany Lido
06/17 London, UK Hoxton Bar Grill
06/20 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg ^
06/23 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
06/26 San Francisco, CA The Independent
07/18 Nijmegen, Netherlands Valkhof Festival
07/19 Ferropolis, Germany Melt Festival
07/21 Suffolk, UK Latitude Festival
07/26 Barcelos, Portugal Milhoes De Festa Festival
07/30 Milan, Italy Magnolia
07/31 Padova, Italy Radar Festival
08/01 Feldkirch, Austria PoolBar Festival
08/02 Salzburg, Austria Stuck! Festival
08/03 Katowice, Poland OFF Festival
08/10 Helsinki, Finland Flow Festival
08/30 Detroit, MI Crofoot Ballroom *
08/31 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *
09/01 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock *
09/04 Seattle, WA Neumos *
09/05 Portland, OR MusicFest NW
09/10 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom *
09/12 Dallas, TX Trees *
09/13 Austin, TX Mohawk *
09/14 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds *
09/15 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks *
09/17 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
09/18 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle *
09/19 Washington, DC Black Cat *
09/20 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer *
09/22 New York, NY Webster Hall *
09/24 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall *
11/25 London, UK Koko

^ w/ Mozart's Sister
* w/ DIANA