Song Premiere: Ausmuteants, “Freedom of Information”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 07.30.14 in News

On their debut album, Australia’s Ausmuteants sounded like an even more deranged Devo, combining hyperactive synths with panicked vocals and barbed-wire tangles of guitar for a net effect that was as harrowing as a runaway roller coaster. They’ve maintained all of that mania on the blistering “Freedom of Information,” while ramping up the aggression. The guitars have longer fangs, and the synths feel razorlike and menacing. The song has the merciless chug as Suicide’s “Ghost Rider,” but its more tense and anxious — right up until the moment it explodes at the halfway mark.

The track is taken from the group’s forthcoming Order Of Operation, which will be issued in the U.S. by the always-excellent Goner Records. As if all that isn’t enough, the group will be supporting the record with a U.S. tour, which, if it’s even a fraction as manic as their records, is not to be missed. Stream “Freedom of Information” below, and scroll down for U.S. tour dates.

Ausmuteants US Tour Dates
9/20 – Tempe, AZ @ 51west w/ Detached Objects, Womb Tomb, Blanche Beach
9/23 – Austin, TX @ Beerland
9/24 – New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar w/ Buck Biloxi and the Fucks
9/25 – Memphis, TN @ GONERFEST 11 w/ Grifters, Radioactivity, So Cow, Golden Pelicans, Ross Johnson’s ‘Like Flies On Sherbert’ Revue
9/26 – Louisville, KY @ Cropped Out Fest
9/29 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse
9/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ Dan’l Boone, Lantern
10/1 – Boston, MA @ Midway Cafe
10/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio
10/4 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House w/ Odonis Odonis
10/5 – Chicago, IL @ The Owl
10/6 – St. Louis, MO @ Melt w/ Lumpy & the Dumpers
10/7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon w/ Real Numbers
10/10 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s w/ King Khan & BBQ Show
10/11 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile w/ King Khan & BBQ Show
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell