AUS!Funkt Overload You With Information YEAH!

The Toronto post-punks get their (and your) pandemic groove on in their new jam.

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AUS!Funkt dance this pandemic mess around on their retro-futuristic single and video Information YEAH! — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Landing alongside the release of the Toronto post-punk art-rockers’ freshly minted EP Post-Stagnation, Information YEAH! conjures the computer-nerd New Wave idiosyncrasies of Devo or Talking Heads, while bringing in some dark, dancey New Order elements. Both the single and the EP were written and recorded prior to the pandemic. But the message behind them could not be more current.

Information YEAH! hits all the keywords that marked this last year and a half: Information, regurgitation, constant negation, no inspiration, indoctrination, suffocation and many other -ations that we struggled with as a band,” the band say. “But, at the same time, the whole world did as well. It’s not that these things did not exist before the epidemic hit, it’s just that they became much more palpable in the time of crisis.”

Post-Stagnation is an exploration of and a journey through many sounds, from the minimalist post-punk of Signal To Noise to She’s Right Behind, a pulsating psych-rock jam that examines the distrust and fear of our own minds. Take Your Sense Back is a call to reclaim a sense of purpose, a sense of moving forward, and a sense of making sense.

AUS!Funkt are the Toronto quartet of Miroslav Miskovic (a.k.a. Jozzef Ladovina), Evan Henderson, Olivia Korwan and Hugo Frutuoso. They reject the lyrical and musical excesses of rock by combining the groove of electronic music with the subversive aggression of post-punk. The lyrics, spoken and sung, provoke the mind with their realism and repetition. Electronic beats seduce the body into movement, freeing it from its torpor, while the guitar spurts out clouds of noise and the bass supplies the melody. AUS!Funkt aim to assault the senses and uneases the mind while you dance to its unsettling disco beats.

Watch Information YEAH! above, check out the Post-Stagnation EP below, and follow AUS!Funkt on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.