Feel It Break
by breakout Toronto trio Austra
holds the #15 spot on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011
. Austra combines the beat and pulse of electronic music with the classical vocal styling of founder Katie Stelmanis. Advanced praise from the likes of Italian Vogue, NME and Vanity Fair helped put Austra on the musical map, and the strength of their debut made them a landmark. Since appearing on Q this past May
, the band has traveled the globe and earned a place on the shortlist for this year's Polaris Music Prize
. Hear Austra chat and perform "Beat and the Pulse" on Q below.