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MP3: Tigerwing – Hurt Me Now (Austra cover)

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We still desperately owe Tigerwing a review of her brilliant album Make the Rabbits Run, which the Calgary/Windsor artist released back in June. We promise it’ll happen! But in the meantime, feast your ears upon this: a cover of the now-classic Austra single “Hurt Me Now,” which appeared on their second album Olympia. It’s a faithful version that takes the original to more atmospheric and contemplative places, and it’s really cool to hear Austra’s songwriting interpreted by one of the country’s best and most idiosyncratic young electronic pop talents.

Check out Tigerwing’s Make the Rabbits Run on Bandcamp. You will not be disappointed.

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Video: Austra – Doepfer

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We are just LOVING this experimental phase Austra’s going through with their Habitat EP and this trippy trippy video for highlight “Doepfer” is suitably weird and shifting, just like the track. Directed by Adrienne Crossman and band member Maya Postepski.

Ominous whispers over minimal beats, Duran Duran covers, or y’know, just a classic Austra pop track for good measure, they can do no wrong. Habitat‘s still available on 12″ and more from Paper Bag.

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Mix: Best Songs of July 2014

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Mix: Silent Shout Best of July 2014

1. Allie X – Bitch
2. Weaves – Motorcycle (Beta Frontiers Remix)
3. Ken Park – Stay at Mine
4. Austra – American Science (Duran Duran cover)
5. Prince Innocence – Cold
6. Visrei – Écarlate
7. Hey Mother Death – Highway
8. Mekele – Ānanda
9. Zammuto – Great Equator
10. Bile Sister – Guppy Ab
11. Thomas – Shy
12. James Irwin – Everything Passed Me By
13. Para Palabras – Lonely
14. Electric Youth – Runaway
15. Make Haste – Get Back Home
16. Zoo Owl – Left Alone
17. Glass Random – I Feel Better

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