Video: Austra - "Spellwork"

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AUSTRA

Feel It Break, the record of glossy, dark goth-pop Toronto songwriter Katie Stelmanis released last year as Austra, was one of our favorite records of 2011, and its chilly, hypnotic centerpiece “Spellwork” one of our favorite cuts, so we’re super psyched the track now comes with an appropriately creepy, ritual video.

We challenge all you liberal arts students out there to analyze the symbolism in this one – colorful smoke, black horses, red-hooded girls, lace masks, a messy watermelon picnic. Stelmanis’s vocals in the chorus send chills up our spine; it’s cool to have some legendary history to match that magical feeling. Watch and listen.