Austra Returns to SXSW

Written by James Minor | February 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](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22421) 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](http://www.moogmusic.com/)/[Switched On](http://www.switchedonaustin.com/) showcase on Saturday, March 16th at [Elysium](http://schedule.sxsw.com/events?lsort=venue_all_days&venue=Elysium), alongside fellow synth enthusiasts [Xeno & Oaklander](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS21908), [The Soft Moon](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22915), [S U R V I V E](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS20102), [Ssleeperhold](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22253) and [Kontravoid](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22070). They are also the first artist announced to be playing the [BrooklynVegan Official SXSW Day Parties](http://www.brooklynvegan.com/austin/2013/02/austra_played_2.html), 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="http://player.vimeo.com/video/60263106" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/60263106">Austra - "Beat and the Pulse": SXSW 2011 Music</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/officialsxsw">SXSW</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <!--break--> <img src="/sites/default/files/news/image/Austra%20Moog%20SXSW%20poster.jpg" width="534" height="768" alt="" />