Total Control, Parquet Courts at Strange Matter

totalcontrol-e1323688826528Australian punks Total Control and Brooklyn’s Parquet Courts will be playing post-punk jams at Strange Matter on Sunday, May 26. They’ll be joined by Australia’s The UV Race and Richmond’s own Dead Fame.

Australia’s Total Control grace us with two stellar new tracks of moody garage/post-punk. The band is led by Daniel Stewart (Straightjacket Nation, UV Race) and Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Ooga Boogas), and this single comes on the heels of their excellent, massively-hyped Henge Beat LP and split-LP with Thee Oh-Sees. Both songs are exclusive to this release. “Scene From a Marriage” b/w “Contract”

Parquet Courts is a band from New York City. At the center of the group is A. Savage, who at this point is known for his collaborations with projects like Fergus & Geronimo, Teenage Cool Kids and Wiccans. Savage is joined by three other musicians (“three quarters Texans and three quarters Pisces”) and describes the bands’ debut release as The Fall meets Neil Young. On the band’s debut release, “American Specialties”, this all makes sense. The quartet wanders through the American and British underground, picking away their favorite parts with confidence.

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