UPDATE: This contest is now closed, the winner has been notified by email.
With their first single – the brooding, electronic ‘Beat and the Pulse’ – slowly building steam and debut album Feel It Break set to be released by Paper Bag Records on May 17, Austra have quickly become one of the most promising new Canadian acts of 2011. It’s difficult not to get excited as singer Katie Stelmanis’ detached vocals recall the Knife’s Karin Dreijer Andersson and haunt listeners with the same intensity. After Young Galaxy did an about face on their latest album with the help of Studio mastermind Dan Lissvik, and our recent obsession with interviewing Swedish bands, it’s no secret that a growing Scandinavian influence in Canadian music would be a more than welcome treat.
Courtesy of Embrace, we’ve got two tickets for you to see Austra in Toronto at their Canadian Music Week showcase on Thursday, March 10 at Wrongbar with support from Metz, Monolithium, Little Girls, and a few others. More info here. To enter to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Beat and the Pulse” in the subject line and your full name somewhere in the body. Contest closes Monday, March 7 at midnight.