Toronto electro-pop band Austra returns to Studio Q to perform live from their brand new record Olympia
, a collaborative, dance-focused collection that was the result of lead vocalist Katie Stelmanis relinquishing control.
"I'd been so adamant about doing everything myself, and being a solo artist, and controlling all aspects of the project for such a long time that I feel like I've done that, and I'm over it now," she told Jian.
Hear Stelmanis explain why she is no longer enthralled with the "cheap instrumentation" of the group's widely-praised 2011 debut Feel It Break
, why she thinks electronic music is like baroque music, and how the always-provocative performance artist Marina Abramovic
influenced the music video for Home.
Want to hear the whole album for free? Our friends at CBC Music has the full album streaming online until June 25.