CMU Approved

Approved: Austra

By | Published on Tuesday 12 July 2011


One of our favourite albums of this year so far is the dark operatic pop of Austra’s ‘Feel It Break’. It was, quite rightly, shortlisted for the Polaris Award in Canada last week, and now the Toronto-based band are adding some extra glimmer to focal tracks, including ‘Lose It’ and ‘Beat And The Pulse’, with a new collection of remixes entitled ‘Sparkle’, due out through Domino digitally on 25 Jul and on vinyl on 22 Aug.

The mini-release boasts mixes from a host of ultra trendy types, including electronic act Planningtorock and the CMU approved MNDR, whose remix of ‘Feel It Break’ standout ‘Spellwork’ can be streamed and downloaded below via SoundCloud. My favourite bit of the remix is where it sounds like someone is playing a tiny steel pan. That is an image you all want in your heads.