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[News] Domino Records Announces New Compilation

Domino Records looks back in time with a new compilation comprised of remixes from throughout the history of the label. The compilation, entitled Motion Sickness, features a vast array of previously released songs, with remixes of tracks from Animal Collective, Austra, Four Tet, Hot Chip, Junior Boys, Franz Ferdinand, The Kills, Austra, and Twin Sister, along with remixes by Justice, Daphni, Joy Orbison, SebastiAn, and Fake Blood. To bring you into their mindset, Domino Records have offered up a stream of Carl Craig's remix of Junior Boys' "Like a Child", which went on to earn the artist a Grammy nomination. Stream the song below, where you can also take a look at the full tracklisting for the 20-track effort.

Motion Sickness is out on December 3rd.

Motion Sickness Tracklist:
Disc 1
01. Austra – Beat & The Pulse (Still Going remix)
02. Tricky – Time To Dance (Maya Jane Coles remix)
03. Junior Boys – Like A Child (Carl Craig remix)
04. Juana Molina – Un Dia (Reboot remix)
05. About Group – You’re No Good (Theo Parrish remix)
06. Four Tet – Love Cry (Joy Orbison remix)
06. Liquid Liquid – Optimo (Matthew Dear remix)
07. Hot Chip – Night & Day (Daphni remix)
08. Stephen Malkmus – Kindling For The Master (Major Swellings remix)

Disc 2
01. Sons & Daughters – Orion (Emperor Machine remix)
02. Franz Ferdinand – The Fallen (Ruined by Justice)
03. The Kills – Cheap & Cheerful (SebastiAn remix)
04. Bonde Do Rolê – Marina Gasolina (Fake Blood remix)
05. Test Icicles – What’s Your Damage? (Alan Brax Fred Falke remix)
06. Clinic – Tomorrow (DFA Remix)
07. Blood Orange – Champagne Coast (Mike Simonetti remix)
08. Animal Collective – Summertimes Clothes (Dam Funk remix)
09. James Yorkston & Athletes – Woozy With Cider (Jon Hopkins remix)
10. Twin Sister – Kimmie In A Rice Field (Balam Acab remix)

[Watch] Austra - "Spellwork" (Official Video)

Toronto-based electro-goth band Austra have released the visuals for their song "Spellwork," and, unsurprisingly, the video is dark and disturbing. If you've ever been afraid of the woods, a word of warning, this video won't help you quell your fears. With dark steeds, menacing witches, and death, the video makes for a the perfect accompaniment to a gloomy evening.

[Watch] Austra's Unplugged Paper Bag Session

As part of the Paper Bag Sessions series of videos, Austra's leading lady Katie Stelmanis takes the ethereal electro pop sound that the band is known for and applies it to an acoustic performance. Through the sole use of a grand piano, Stelmanis recreates the beauty of "Lose It" and "The Choke," two highlights from Austra's debut album Feel It Break.

You can watch both acoustic performances of "Lose It" and "The Choke" after the jump. Thanks to Stereogum for the heads up.

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[News] Austra Announces Remix Album Physical Release Date, Fall Tour Dates

A few weeks ago, Canadian electronic outfit Austra digitally released Sparkles, an album consisting of remixes from their debut album Feel It Break. While it is currently available digitally, there has been no word of when it would be released on CD and vinyl, and now we know, as the band has announced that Sparkles will be released physically on August 23rd via Domino.

The group has also announced a hefty amount of tour dates that will be filling up the rest of their year, including one night performances alongside Arcade Fire and James Blake on August 29th and October 6th, respectively. You can check out the track listing, as well as all of Austra's 2011 tour dates, after the jump.

Sparkles (Remixes) Tracklist:
01. Spellwork (MNDR Nighttime Remix)
02. Lose It (Mark Pistel Dub Remix)
03. Lose It (Planningtorock Remix)
04. Beat and the Pulse (Still Going Remix)
05. Beat and the Pulse (Steffi Bass-Break Dub Remix)
06. Beat and the Pulse (Kool Thing Remix)
07. Lose It (120 Days Remix) *
08. Lose It (Young Galaxy Remix) *
09. Lose It (Mark Pistel Vocal Remix) *
10. Lose It (Mark Pistel Funk Bass Remix) *

* = Digital release only

Austra 2011 Tour Dates:
08/26 Stockholm, Sweden @ Popganda Festival
08/27 Paris, France @ Rock En Seine Festival
08/28 Groningen, Netherlands @ Noorderzon
08/29 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall %
08/31 Amsterdam, Netherlands W OT301
09/02 Lyon, France @ Woodstower Festival
09/03 Dorset, England @ End of the Road Festival
09/04 Dublin, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
09/05 Manchester, England @ Deaf Institute
09/06 London, England @ Scala
09/09 Berlin, Germany @ Berlin Festival
09/10 Prague, Czech Republic @ Meet Factory
09/11 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
09/12 Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
09/13 Frankfurt, Germany @ Das Bett
09/15 Istanbul, Turkey @ Salan Istanbul
09/16 Tilburg, Netherlands @ Incubate Festival
09/17 Gent, Belgium @ Leffinge Leuren
10/05 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
10/06-08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ VIA Pittsburgh
10/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg $
10/08 Pittsburgh, PA @ Ellis Armory (Via Festival)
10/26 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^
10/27 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel ^
10/28 Asheville, NC @ Moogfest
10/30 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
11/01 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth ^
11/02 Miami, FL @ Grand Central ^
11/04 New Orleans, LA @ The Saint ^
11/05 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs ^
11/06 Austin,TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room ^
11/09 Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar ^
11/10 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah ^
11/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^
11/12 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall ^
11/14 Portland, OR @ Holocene ^
11/15 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^
11/25 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium @
11/26 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club @
11/28 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle @
11/29 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room @

% = w/ Arcade Fire
* = w/ Light Asylum
$ = w/ James Blake
^ = w/ Grimes
@ = w/ Young Galaxy, Tasseomancy

[News] The Morning Benders, Austra, Peter Bjorn & John Contribute to Stereogum's Strokes Tribute Album

To celebrate the July 30th ten year anniversary of The Strokes' debut album Is This It, Stereogum has gathered their favorite indie artists together to make a tribute album called Stroked: A Tribute to Is This It. The offering, which Stereogum is giving away for free, includes covers by artists such as The Morning Benders, Peter Bjorn & John, Austra, Wise Blood, Real Estate, Das Racist's Heems, Owen Pallett, Frankie Rose, Chelsea Wolfe, Deradoorian, and Computer Magic.

You can download the entire cover album for free here, and check out the albums tracklisting after the jump.

Stroked: A Tribute to Is This It:

01 Peter Bjorn and John: "Is This It"
02 Chelsea Wolfe: "The Modern Age"
03 Frankie Rose: "Soma"
04 Real Estate: "Barely Legal"
05 Wise Blood: "Someday"
06 Austra: "Alone, Together"
07 The Morning Benders: "Last Night"
08 Owen Pallett: "Hard to Explain"
09 Heems: "New York City Cops"
10 Deradoorian: "Trying Your Luck"
11 Computer Magic: "Take It or Leave It"