The Controversy – Dirt – Video

The US dark-wave outfit The Controversy released the single Dirt on the 17th.

The Controversy - Dirt - artwork

The Controversy – Dirt – artwork

Their music is always a pleasure to return to, with its dark gothic architecture from which the drifting vocal appears like an apparition with Dirt (available on bandcamp) being no exception in a track which is of even more brooding foundation than much of which has come previously, to which they add a touch of byzantine dome.

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The Controversy – These Crawling Dark Feelings – Video

The Controversy is a US ethereal-rock band who have featured regularly since 2013.

The Controversy - These Crawling Dark Feelings

The Controversy

Their newest track These Crawling Dark Feelings was first made available through a stripped back live recording.

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The Controversy – You Know – Video

The US ethereal-rock band from the USA – The Controversy were initially introduced in 2013.

The Controversy - Photo by Mehdi Hassine

The Controversy – Photo by Mehdi Hassine

Despite regular updates over the years, this stripped back live version of the penultimate of the nine tracks on the LP Don’t Count On MeYou Know displays they are always a able to surprise, with a rendition that finds them able to fully express the fragility of the underpinning scaffolding that makes their plugged-in material such a delight.

Don’t Count On Me – The Controversy is available on iTunes.*

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The Controversy – Thirty Horses Gently Weep – Video

The ethereal-indie band The Controversy first featured in 2013 and have regularly appeared, it is always a pleasure to come back to their music.

The Controversy - Don't Count On Me - artwork

The Controversy – Don’t Count On Me – artwork

This is the first live recording that I have found and for those who are English speakers rather than American speakers, you will understand the discombobulation on hearing Laura say the band name. I will try and explain that surprise whilst avoiding phonetics. In English the pronunciation of the first ‘o’ is short, the second ‘o’  is even more truncated and the ‘e’ is practically ignored, which makes for a completely different concept in my head, with the staccato of the band name.

In English, The Controversy sits in stark contrast to the stretched notes of the sound and the juxtaposition being something I particularly like. In American, that whole concept is lost, which doesn’t detract from the pleasure of the music, though I will stay with the English pronunciation.

From the LP Don’t Count On Me track four of the nine Thirty Horses Gently Weep.

Don’t Count On Me – The Controversy is available on iTunes.*

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