((Blues Control)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Blues Control is an instrumental duo (Russ Waterhouse and Lea Cho) from Queens that play intoxicatingly space-y and psych-y retro noise that swirls and squawks towards electronic rock enlightenment. The band relies on a smattering of dark (very dark) keyboard/piano melodies that are filled in with feedback-heavy guitar fuzz, and other eclectic machine-made sounds.

This is definitely drone-y, and it's also kind of spooky. But it's also kind of fun to hear a band create something so completely different. And if you dig under all of Blues Control's electro-clatter and keyboard-clamor, you can almost pick out a conventional melody. Almost. The band's full-length debut is out now on Holy Mountain (Wooden Shjips, Six Organs of Admittance). Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm crawling back to safety under my covers.
Published November 21, 2007
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