Control play dark wave with croony vocals. They’re from the Quad Cities, on the border of Iowa and Illinois. I picture them as the guys in town who always have a party after hipster dance night. Some of their songs are slow and draggy, but at their best, like on “Hardwired,” they sound like “Personal Jesus” by Depeche Mode and make me want to wear a leather cowboy hat and trenchcoat on the dancefloor.
–Chris Terry (controlxoxo.com)