It can be daunting when your debut album is a critically acclaimed indie-rock gem and named by many as one of the best albums of 2011. Luckily, Canadian electro-pop musicians Austra are up to the challenge of besting their debut Feel It Break. And their forthcoming album, Olympia, exceeds expectations.
Austra spent the last three years touring with bands like The xx, Grimes and Gossip — and they seem to have picked up a few tricks from their tour mates. The result is an album filled with complex songwriting that seems strangely effortless as the band’s six members weave sparse layers together to create some unexpectedly danceable tunes.
Next Sigur Ros, Kveikur