Photos – Austra with Doldrums at Venue, Vancouver, Sept 12 2012
– photos by Christine Redmond
Toronto’s Austra makes a return appearance in Vancouver, this time playing Venue after a triumphant Electric Owl show in November of last year.
The band features Katie Stelmanis as well as the Romy and Sari Lightman of Tasseomancy (formerly Ghost Bees). Austra is on tour for their well-received 2011 debut, Feel It Break.
Opening the show was Airick Woodhead, formerly of Spiral Beach. He now calls himself Doldrums. The bio on the website of Doldrums’ record label Arbutus reads, “Fusing classic pop melodies and electro-hallucinogenic freak-outs, Doldrums’ androgynous voice floats on a sea of chopped up samples and primal percussion to create the perfect soundtrack to nostalgia infused solitude.” It notes that Woodhead’s interpretation of “Portishead’s ‘Chase the Tear’ came to the attention of the band, and its inclusion as the B-side to the track’s single on XL led to the release of a debut EP, Empire Sound.”
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