Austra Gets Trippy, Dark in "Doepfer"

8.8.2014

By Michelle Ehrhardt

The band takes a tour through club culture

Photos: Thump

Former Out100 honoree Katie Stelmanis' band Austra released the music video for its song "Doepfer" and things get twisted.

Coming off the EP, Habitat, "Doepfer" is a completely instrumental track composed of electronic music. The video begins with fairly standard club imagery but, as it progresses, uncomfortable details work their way in. Images of dead rats are scattered throughout the nearly 5-minute experience, and the video continually cuts to two expressionless figures juxtaposed with flashing lights as they slowly move closer to the audience.  Initially transparent, the figures eventually solidify, after which the video gives in to almost complete distortion.  

Watch this haunting video below:

 

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