Listen: Austra, "Habitat"

Listen to the title track of a new EP from Katie Stelmanis and her band.
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Listen to the title track of a new EP from Katie Stelmanis and her band.
austra habitat

Just last year, Austra put out the underappreciated and amazing Olympia, but Katie Stelmanis and company are back with a new EP called Habitat coming soon in advance of a string of summer festival dates. You can hear our first taste of that now, the skittering, layered title track, which, like the best Austra songs, sounds like wandering through a dark wood in the rain to spy on a druidic ritual over which Stelmanis presides. The rest of the tracks on the EP are reportedly instrumentals, giving this one particular power. You can pick up Habitat in a record store starting June 17th; you'll have no trouble putting this on repeat in the meantime.