Review: Static EP by Blacktop Mojo

Written below is my initial review of a EP from Blacktop Mojo entitled “Static EP”,  4 rocking tracks that resonate so true as 2020 rolls into a ever hardship filled year. With bands like Blacktop Mojo continuing to create in these unprecedented times of human history, always remember that music…

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Review: ‘Honey Bee’ by RVBY

  It’s rare we take a look at just one singular track from an artist here at Contrast CTRL. Today we are looking at a promising song from Bristol, UK founded pop artist RVBY entitled ‘Honey Bee’. Bristol is quite the landmark in the United Kingdom from it’s Clifton Suspension…

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Tony Grissom of As Yourself – Living Proof of Overcoming

As persistent as ever, Contrast Control loves sharing messages of motivation and hope for a better tomorrow through music that ALL in the family can enjoy and share with one another. This go around we present some Tennessee homegrown music in this article. As Yourself is a 4 piece band…

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Imaginary People – Dead Letterbox [Review]

  Post-Rock is an odd genre of rock that is influenced by traditional rhythms and splashed with a strong presence of texture. The odd thing about Post-Rock is usually it’s music conveyed without lyrics, the instruments do the talking. Now bringing to mind Post-Rock influence with a splash of punk…

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Gary Clark Jr – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim [Review]

The lone star state of Texas is known for many things throughout the world, one notable thing that brings this state to mind is the acts it has brought to the center stage over the decades. From Stevie Ray Vaughn onward, Texas has coined its own unique niche in the…

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Top 10: Rainy Day Songs

We all end up at one point inside our homes during a downpour of h20. Sometimes the sound of rain hitting the roof can be calming, or an overall annoyance. If you are much like me, it’s the perfect time to slow down a playlist and change the mood. Here…

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Gianni Gibson of Future Thieves – If You Have a Heart, You Have Rhythm

    From Indiana, Kentucky, and Los Angeles come the next biggest name in music. Now based in Nashville, 4 piece Indie/Americana rock band Future Thieves are gaining heat day by day with their grass roots and natural sound that is sure to appeal to any top 40 lover of…

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Kirt Debique – Things Left Unsaid – Review

This album review brings us to a talented singer/songwriter and record label owner Kirt Debique. From Pacific Northwest by of Trinidad, Kirt Debique brings us his 8 track masterpiece of dark electrical soundscapes entitled Things Left Unsaid. The foundation of Things Left Unsaid is based on a series of letters…

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Kama Sutures – Self-titled – Review

  Contrast Control has previously featured an amazing talent called Kama Sutures [Click here for Interview] in an interview where we tackled their name, and interesting approach to music. After many months of personal anticipation, I have received a copy of the Self-titled album that is comprised of the passion…

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Shinedown – Threat To Survival – Review

Jacksonville’s very own Shinedown are back again with their fifth studio effort entitled Threat to Survival. Over the year’s Shinedown has transformed from a grunge heavy influenced band to a poetic monster pop hook hitter machine. I love when bands keep it together over a career of 10 years and…

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