Austra is an electronic music project from Toronto, Ontario, named after the Latvian goddess of light and featuring singer/keyboardist Katie Stelmanis (middle name Austra), drummer Maya Postepski, bassist Dorian Wolf and keyboardist Ryan Wonsiak. Stelmanis is a classically trained vocalist and pianist who joined the Canadian Children’s Opera at age ten and intended to pursue a career in classical music before falling in love with punk, industrial, and electronic music.
In their own words:
Future Politics is the breaking down of paradigms. In this video, we wanted to explore what a world might look like if our values were transformed: instead of glorifying labour, maybe we could learn to glorify the act of doing absolutely nothing.
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