Austra announces Habitat EP, streams title track


On June 17th, Toronto electro-pop act Austra return with a new EP entitled Habitat. Due out via Domino, the four-track collection follows last summer’s full-length album, Olympia, and sees the group finally properly releasing music that’s been a longtime staple of their live show.

“Habitat is an old song that we’ve waited almost three years to release,” lead singer Katie Stelmanis explained in a press release. “It didn’t seem to fit with the sounds of Feel it Break or Olympia, so we decided to finally put it out as a single along with 3 new instrumental tracks. There’s a lot of live versions of the song online but people have always pressed us to make a proper recording, so we are especially excited to announce these limited-edition physical copies of the EP. It’s a euro-style computer music experiment produced with love from me, Maya, and Dorian.”

Listen to the bustling and brooding title track below:

Habitat Tracklist:
01. Habitat
02. Doepfer
03. Bass Drum Dance
04. Hulluu

And catch the band on their upcoming summer tour, which includes a handful of festival appearances.

Austra 2014 Tour Dates:
05/24 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Festival
06/07 – Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival
06/21 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Jazz Festival
07/03 – Arosa, ES @ Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa
07/05 – La Geltru, ES @ Vida Festival Vilanova I
07/10 – London, UK @ Oval Space
07/11 – Liege, BE @ Les Ardentes Music Festival
07/14 – Bruges, BE @ Cactus Festival
07/19 – Chiaverano, IT @ A Night Like This Festival
08/09 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival Festival
09/05 – Berlin, DE @ Festival Berlin