Austra's 'Painful Like' Gets Lean XXXY Redo Ahead of Remix Set

Canadian sextet preps North American and European tours

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Austra are kicking off an extensive international tour next week, but first comes a new remix of "Painful Like," the stellar second single from the electronic pop crew's recently released sophomore album, Olympia. This speedy redux, which comes courtesy Manchester-based producer XXXY, tightens the original tune's lush, breathy sonics and slips in clipped coos peeled from singer Kate Stelmanis' generous vocals. The alternate take appears on a four-track remix EP that also features "Painful Like" revisions from Peter Van Hoesen, Dinamo Azari (one half of Azari & III), and Heidi Mortenson. The short-player arrives on September 3, but XXXY's "Painful Like" remix can be streamed right now. Find it below, followed by the EP's track list and Austra's tour dates.

Painful Like (Remixes) EP track list: 

1. "Painful Like (XXXY Remix)" 
2. "Painful Like (Peter Van Hoesen remix)" 
3. "Painful Like (Dinamo Azari Slows Re-Rub)" 
4. "Painful Like (Heidi Mortenson's Asperger Dancefloor Remix)"

Austra fall 2013 tour dates: 

August 30 - Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom *
August 31 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
September 1 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock *
September 4 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
September 5 - Portland, OR @ MusicFest NW
September 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
September 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
September 12 - Dallas, TX @ Trees *
September 13 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
September 14 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds *
September 15 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
September 17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
September 18 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle *
September 19 - Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat *
September 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
September 22 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
September 24 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
September 27 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
September 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl $
October 5 - Winnepeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
October 6 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
October 7 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo's
October 9 - Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
October 11 - Vancouver, BC @ The Commodre Ballroom
October 12 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar
October 22 - Warsaw, Poland @ Basen
October 23 - Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol
October 24 - Cophenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpsehuset
October 25 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Kulturhuset
October 26 - Tromso, Norway @ Insomnia Festival
October 28 - Berlin, Germany @ Heimathafen
October 29 - Berlin, Germany @ Heimathafen
October 30 - Leipzig, Germany @ Werk 2
October 31 - Vienna, Austria @ Flex
November 1 - Linz, Austria @ Posthof
November 2 - Munich, Germany @ Atomic
November 3 - Cologne, Germany @ Club Bahnhof
November 5 - Utretcht, the Netherlands @ Tivoli
November 6 - Brussels, Belgium @ Le Botanique
November 7 - Paris, France @ Les Inrocks @ Le Cigale
November 8 - Lyon, France @ Le Sucre
November 9 - Istanbul, Turkey @ Salon
November 12 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razz 3
November 13 - Madrid, Spain @ 981 Heritage @ Shoko
November 14 - Bordeaux, France @ BT59
November 16 - Nantes, France @ Stereolux
November 17 - Tourcoing, France @ Le Grand Mix
November 18 - Strasbourg, France @ Le Laiterie
November 21 - Glasgow, U.K. @ CCA
November 22 - Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory
November 23 - Machester, U.K. @ Manchester Deaf Institute
November 25 - London, U.K. @ Koko

^ = with Mozart's Sister
* = with DIANA
$ = with the xx, Chromatics

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