We're excited to premiere our newest installment of Room 205 with the dark, operatic synth-pop of Austra. While on a recent West Coast tour, the band stopped in for a late night session in our Downtown Los Angeles space. Our journey into night begins with the pulsating club crusher "Darken Her Horse" from the debut album Feel It Break.

On Feel It Break, Austra has crafted a dark, danceable album hearkening back to the sleazier side of New Wave but still deeply rooted in Stelmanis’s operatic and classical upbringing. While on a recent West Coast tour, the band stopped in for a late night session with director Otto Arsenault and set designer/costumer Sophia Rubio.

Formed in Toronto, Canada in 2010, Austra’s debut LP Feel It Break represents almost 10 years of performance and musical progression for songwriter Katie Stelmanis. Now augmented by drummer Maya Postepski, and bassist Dorian Wolf, the Austra sound is more centered and focused than ever. Pianos give way to keyboards as songs build and pull, their urgent dark melodies arpeggiate and multiply through an army of synthesizers around Katie's haunting, majestic voice.


• YouTube: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC4EEUwd7e4m4GAnCHbiL0GN08zvs0bv7
• Vimeo: vimeo.com/album/2233707

• Flickr: flic.kr/s/aHsjvqUoQm

• SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/goincase/sets/austra-at-room-205


Executive Producer
• Incase: goincase.com

• Arlie Carstens: disastercasual.typepad.com

• Otto Arsenault: ottoarsenault.com

Set Designer & Customer
• Sophia Rubio: nothingisbeautifulanymore.com

Audio Engineer
• Jon Gilbert: facebook.com/jonathan.gilbert.7796

• Jon Barlow: vimeo.com/jonbarlow
• Sophia Rubio: nothingisbeautifulanymore.com
• Otto Arsenault: ottoarsenault.com

• Forrest Borie: vimeo.com/forrestborie

• Arlie Carstens: disastercasual.typepad.com

Performing Artist
• Austra: austramusic.com

• Domino Records: dominorecordco.com

Room 205 Theme Song
• Cora Foxx: theheapsf.com

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