♫♪  Blues Control - “Summer Games” / “Studio 69”

Blues Control are set to release a brand-new song tomorrow as part of Space Project, a Record Store Day release where 14 different artists have crafted songs that incorporate sounds recorded by NASA’s 1977 Voyager space probes. NPR is streaming the whole collection, so go over there and at least listen to “Blues Danube” (dedicated to J.J. Cale). A new Blues Control song is like a redwood seed in terms of growth over time, so please don’t ask for any kind of worthwhile description until 2017, but do let me know if you’re planning on getting the “7-inch box set” edition of Space Project so I can jump you outside of the record store.

Hey wait, that’s not even what I meant to write about! You see, there’s an even fresher pair of redwood seeds that just got planted on SoundCloud: “Summer Games” and “Studio 69.” Using my powers of perception, I’m going to say that these two tracks (recorded in 2009 and 2011, respectively) will be released on May 5 as a cassette single via the band’s own Managing Expectations sorta-label.

Though notoriously hard to pin down genre-wise, Blues Control go whole-hog on the musical and conceptual fronts every time, taking both the soft essence and hard existence of particular sounds in the collective consciousness (the digital doorbell in “Frankie’s Problem,” the grandfather clock in “On Through the Night,” the X-mas-to-a-child of their holiday single, the Olympic/Disco vibes of these tracks) and jamming with them into some sort of utopian bar-rock infinity.

…Okay, let me try to put this in plainer TMT terms:

Tour dates:

05.06.14 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Diana
05.08.14 - Santiago, Chile - Club Radicales
05.09.14 - Santiago, Chile - Bar Loreto
06.27.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn

• Blues Control: http://grupabluescontrol.com

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