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Named after the Latvian goddess of light, Austra from Canada is featuring singer keyboardist Katie Stelmanis, drummer Maya Postepski and bassist Dorian Wolf. This band combines the high energy of electronic music with the up beat temp of pop sounds to form their signature electro-pop. Stelmanis is a classically trained vocalist and pianist who joined the Canadian Children’s Opera at age ten and intended on pursuing a career in classical music before falling in love with punk, industrial, and electronic music. Their 2011 release, “Feel It Break”, is suitable for both ritual incantations and clubs; an album of New Wave but still deeply rooted in Stelmanis’s classical and operatic upbringing. Watch the dark new-wave trio perform as support band for the XX at Sonic Visions.