Austra | 29/02/12

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Toronto six-piece Austra are giving their mighty debut album Feel It Break the deluxe treatment and are releasing it as a double CD edition on the 26th of March. That means a whole extra disc of synthy majesty, including the unreleased tracks "Trip", "Pianix", "Believe Me" and a jaw dropping cover of the Roy Orbison classic "Crying".

As well as that veritable cornucopia of Canadian treats, you'll also get the B-sides from previous single releases, including live favourite "Young and Gay" and the beautiful cover Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock". Capping off the deluxe version is a positively sociopathic remix of original breakthrough track "Beat and the Pulse" by M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown from Slipknot. No, surely that's not right – I'll just check. No, it actually is *that* Clown from *that* Slipknot. Why not give it a listen:

And while you're at it, pre-order the deluxe version of Feel It Break here!

But what if recorded music simply isn't enough? Well lucky you! Austra have also announced the following UK shows in June with more dates TBA:

Finally, as a treat for reaching the end of this bumper Austrarticle, here's a video showing an incredible live acoustic performance of the b-side 'Believe Me' for the band's Canadian label Paper Bag:


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