Blues Control

bluescontrolPerhaps the Siltbreeze label is best known for releasing batch after batch of balls out lo-fi rock ‘n’ roll with the likes of Times New Viking, Psychedelic Horseshit and Eat Skull. But “Good Morning,” the first track from Blues Control‘s Local Flavor, sounds like an awesome mix of lo-fi production, distorted guitars, reverb, and spy movie music. It’s really amazing stuff.

Blues Control is a duo that has played shows with the masters (Animal Collective, Fucked Up, Deerhunter, Kurt Vile) and recorded for some of the best labels (Holy Mountain, Woodsist, Siltbreeze). They are Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse. Their music is dreamy, experimental, and psychedelic and has rings of jazz, classical music and features lo-fi production.

Local Flavor, which pulls a Hot Buttered Soul with its four tracks, has an undertone of industrial sounds, but the top of it is slathered in a rainbow of warm electronic sound. It’s the type of album that’s perfect for blasting over an over-sized pair of headphones after dark. It’s not great for dancing, but it’s incredible music to experience.

Blues Control – “Tangier” (from Local Flavor)

The duo will be in Chicago on October 24 (can’t wait). Until then, here are their five, courtesy of Waterhouse.

five tunes

1) Three Crowns – “Nie przejdziemy do historii” (from Krzysztof Klenczon & Three Crowns) – “Primo Polish beat/fuzz. 1971.”

2) The True Believers – “Accept It!” (from Tom’s Tall Tales of Trauma) – “A Tommy Jay classic. 1979.”

3) Deuter – “Solitary Bird” (from Celebration) – “Georg Say Relax. 1976.”

4) Magical Power Mako – “Restraint, Freedom” (from Magical Power Mako) – “Teen Mako, teen Haino. 1973.”

5) First Futurologischer Congress – “No Woman No Cry” (from Posthum: Hits toter Popstars) – “Leuschnerdamm natty dread. 1981.”

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