Album Review

Ausmuteants – “Band of The Future” – [Aarght! Records]

Thurston Hunger   2/21/2023   12-inch, A Library

Panic dancing, quirk and jerk punk, piss take piss tank rank and defile. I still taste a little Mr. Devo DNA in the Silent Genes. Here in the USelessA, we take perverse pride in our Florida, but these Aus Mutatos have their own Floridated blunder down under. Are they laughing all the way to the bank while upside down? Well they should be. The twitchy guitars and power synth punk solve all energy crises, matched with so dumb so smart so dumb lyrics should be worth Slapping a Grammy or two down. I envision their synth pitch wheel the size of a ferris wheel. The whole band is a gift, those herky-jerky slam dance by numbers cuts but something about Jake Robertson’s voice puts a perfect bow on it all. At times his voice can get that happy anguish I associate with the Icky Boyfriends, a sort of confident nervousness. Cartoon cosmic comic. Top notch trash. Release from 2016, but unlike this world, built to last!
-Thurston Hunger

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