Austra at SXSW

 Austra got amazing reviews following their shows at SXSW! Check them out here!

 

Stereogum

http://stereogum.com/661902/sxsw-thursday-featuring-austra-mister-heavenly-chelsea-wolfe/news/

“It was hypnotizing to watch her and the rest of Austra (it helps that her bandmates are dark-haired but just as darkly glamorous), though the metallic exclamation points inside each song always snap you back.”

 

Pitchfork

http://pitchfork.com/news/41917-sxsw-kills-dom-jamie-woon-austra-wise-blood/

“Katie Stelmanis lush, quavering vocals are a match made in delicious hell with the band's icy synth grooves, putting Austra at the forefront of the post-Knife/Fever Ray pack.”

 

LA Time

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2011/03/sxsw-2011-the-strokes-austra-le-butcherette.html

“The Toronto-based act, led by Katie Stelmanis, who sings and sways as if she's conjuring spells, is flanked by a pair of backup singers who twist, stare and harmonize in robotic synchronization.”

 

Time

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2060909_2060910_2060861,00.html

“The brightest light in Austra's pulsating, dark electro repertoire is Stelmanis' vocals. Rising above a bass beat that vibrated so intensely it affected my video camera's focus, her operatically trained voice — and harmonies from two backup singers — added a rich beauty to the gothic throb and thoughtful lyrics.”

 

Buzz Bands

http://buzzbands.la/2011/03/18/sxsw-twin-shadow-jamie-woon-austra/

“Austra offered a heavy set of big backing beats that cast a spell on Emo’s”

 

NPR

http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2011/03/22/134734120/watch-austra-performs-a-tiny-sxsw-concert

“A powerful showcase”

 

Nialler 9

http://www.nialler9.com/2011/03/festivals/sxsw-2011-james-blake-tuneyards-austra-grouplove-twin-shadow/

“Wow. Wow. WOW”

 

Neon Tommy

http://www.neontommy.com/news/2011/03/sxsw-thursday-austra-devotchka-wiz-khalifa-head-and-heart

“The group’s set was chilling, but in such a way that leaves want for more.”

 

The Line of Best Fit

http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/2011/03/sxsw-a-photo-journal-day-2-the-strokes-cults-and-austra/

 

Panic Manual

http://www.panicmanual.com/2011/02/17/cmw-sxsw-preview-austra/

 

sPikeR

http://darcispiker.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/sxsw-2011-austra/

 

Watch Austra perform Lose It at Emo’s here

http://vodpod.com/watch/5818783-austra-lose-it-sxsw-2011-music