Perhaps it’s the gloomy winter weather. Or perhaps it’s because every time turn on the radio it’s like I’m suddenly trapped in self-help pop hell, but I’m totally feeling the visceral industrial pull of Austra’s new single, “Beat & The Pulse”.
What is Austra? It’s a new band led by Katie Stelmanis, a classically-trained Canadian rock musician with an operatic voice who may or may not be shawl-twirling witchdom’s heir apparent (ie. she sounds a bit goth). The band recently signed to Domino Records and is preparing to release their debut album, Feel It Break, on April 17. In the meantime, have a listen to the “Beat & The Pluse” single and if you like what you hear, watch its NSFW video after the jump.