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by Austra

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HiRUDiN is available in an indie store exclusive green vinyl. A digital download is included.

HiRUDiN is the fourth album from Austra aka Katie Austra Stelmanis. Alongside making changes in her personal life, HiRUDiN saw Austra taking an entirely different, free-spirited approach to making a record. Seeking out all-new collaborators (including c_RL, Kamancello, Pantayo and a children’s choir), Katie accumulated a vast and vibrant mass of source material, which she then took to a studio in the Spanish countryside. HiRUDiN additionally saw her work alongside co-producers for the first time, Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, David Byrne) and Joseph Shabason (The War On Drugs) and she brought in David Wrench (FKA Twigs, Caribou) and Heba Kadry (Björk, Beach House) to mix and master the record respectively. While Austra’s third album, Future Politics, was concerned with the external power structures that shape society, HiRUDiN points inward. It traces a deeply personal journey towards regeneration, dealing with the fallout of toxic relationships, queer shame and insecurity along the way.

Released: May 2020
Cat: WIGLP440
Label: Domino



1. Anywayz
2. All I Wanted
3. How Did You Know?
4. Your Family
5. Risk It
6. Interlude i
7. It’s Amazing
8. Mountain Baby (feat.
9. Cecile Believe)
10. I Am Not Waiting
11. Interlude ii
12. Messiah