Published May 06, 2014A Google search for Austra's song "Habitat" reveals live videos dating back more than three years, but now the shadowy Toronto synth-pop band are finally giving it a proper release. Their Habitat EP will be out on June 17 through Paper Bag Records.
"'Habitat' is an old song that we've waited almost three years to release," frontwoman Katie Stelmanis said in a statement. "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 three 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 [Postepski], and Dorian [Wolf]."
Scroll past the tracklist and tour schedule below to hear title cut "Habitat."
Habitat is available to pre-order digitally on iTunes. Hand-numbered vinyl 12-inches can be ordered here. There will be 500 copies available.
3. Bass Drum Dance
05/24 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
06/07 Toronto ON - Field Trip Festival
06/21 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Jazz Festival
07/03 Isla De Arosa, Spain - Festival Do Norte
07/05 Vilanova I La Geltru, Spain - Vida Festival
07/10 London, UK - Oval Space
07/11 Liege, Belgium - Les Ardentes Music Festival
07/14 Bruges, Belgium - Cactus Festival
07/19 Chiaverano, Italy - A Night Like This Festival
08/09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival
09/05 Berlin, Germany - Berlin Festival