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Listen: Austra covers Duran Duran’s “American Science”

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    As previously reported, Los Angeles record label Manimal Vinyl is celebrating Duran Duran with a star-studded tribute album, entitled Making Patterns Rhyme. Already we’ve heard Moby’s House-inspired take on “Rio” and Warpaint’s post-rock version of “The Chauffeur”. Today, Toronto synth-pop outfit Austra tackle 1986’s “American Science”.

    Similar to Warpaint’s efforts, Austra have all but completely overhauled the track. What was formerly a slow-churning blues-funk ballad has been reborn as dense, Avant-leaning synth ballad heavy on jarring bass and lush atmospherics. But peaking out from under all that random clamor is the voice of Katie Stelmanis, whose larger-than-life wailing is as beautiful as it is heartbreaking.

    Spotify users can listen in below:

    Making Patterns Rhyme is due out July 15th, and all sales will benefit Amnesty International. In addition to Moby, Warpaint, and Austra, the album features contributions from Little Dragon, Crocodiles, Barbarian, Luxxury, and Soko, among others. Check out the full tracklist below.

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    Making Patterns Rhyme Tracklist:
    01. Moby – Rio
    02. Beliefs – Sound of Thunder
    03. Service Bells – Anyone Out There
    04. Soko – Girls on Film
    05. Warpaint – The Chauffeur
    06. Luxxury – Planet Earth
    07. Little Dragon – Save a Prayer
    08. Carina Round – Come Undone (ft. Aidan Hakwen)
    09. Vum – Winter Marches On
    10. Louise Burns – Land
    11. Austra – American Science
    12. Darklands – Union of the Snake
    13. Halo Circus – Do You Believe in Shame?
    14. Trends – My Own Way
    15. Barbarian – Late Bar
    16. The Holiday Crowd – Friends of Mine
    17. Verdigrls – Secret Oktober
    18. Trends – My Own Way
    19. Lewis + Clarke – Seventh Stranger

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