Austra Returns to SXSW

Written by James Minor | Friday, Feb 22, 2013
<p align="center"><span class="caption"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/news/image/austra.jpg" width="480" height="320" alt="Austra" class="image-large" />2013 SXSW Showcasing Band, Austra.</span></p> SXSW success story and Music Fest favorites [Austra]( return to the festival this March, debuting new songs from their eagerly-awaited forthcoming sophomore release, which is expected later this year. The band will be performing at the [Moog]([Switched On]( showcase on Saturday, March 16th at [Elysium](, alongside fellow synth enthusiasts [Xeno & Oaklander](, [The Soft Moon](, [S U R V I V E](, [Ssleeperhold]( and [Kontravoid]( They are also the first artist announced to be playing the [BrooklynVegan Official SXSW Day Parties](, more details to be announced. Following their 2011 SXSW appearance, Austra released their wildly successful debut LP, *Feel It Break* (Domino), have toured the globe non-stop (most recently with The xx), and were shortlisted for the 2011 Polaris Prize. Watch the band perform live at SXSW 2011 below. <!--break--> <iframe src="" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="">Austra - "Beat and the Pulse": SXSW 2011 Music</a> from <a href="">SXSW</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p> <!--break--> <img src="/sites/default/files/news/image/Austra%20Moog%20SXSW%20poster.jpg" width="534" height="768" alt="" />