Toronto-based art-disco/post punk/electro quartet AUS!Funkt have released their highly-anticipated debut album 'Turn To Rust'.
The record is out today (June 15) and features some tracks from previous EPs and 5 new tracks, 61 minutes of pure post-punk/dark disco/electro funk/psych-goth/techno-surf magic. Get your copy here.
Rejecting the lyrical and musical excesses of rock music, AUS!Funkt combines 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. On top, the guitar spurts out clouds of noise, while the bass supplies the melody. AUS!Funkt assaults the senses and uneases the mind while you dance to its unsettling disco beats.
The band have also aired the video for the album's title track "Turn to Rust" featuring Prince Amponsah. "Prince is an incredible actor/artist, who was lost both hands and was severely burnt in a devastating house fire. His personal story perfectly aligns with the atmosphere of the video and the message of the song – moving away from something that once was and embracing what is and what is to come, no matter how hard that is. And here he is in our video in all his amazingness." They said.
Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for "Turn to Rust", below.
Turn To Rust Tracklisting:
1. Set Yourself Free
2. She's Right Behind (Radio Edit)
3. Berlin Basement
4. Where's My Empathy
6. Give Me Fun
7. Socialized (Radio Edit)
8. Matter Of Interpretation
9. No Claim
10. Turn To Rust
11. Take Your Sense Back (Extended Mix)