Review: Grandmother Corn – Ballroom Cuts

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Ballroom Cuts is the debut effort from Grandmother Corn that focuses on 50s and 60s era sound and songwriting. With the intention of calling to mind a 50s ballroom soiree, Grandmother Corn use analog recording techniques and the power of digital mixing to bring us their debut effort that vibrantly…

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Review: Big Valley Mustangs

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Jumping right out of the gate Contrast CTRL has been a wholehearted supporter of local music and arts, so it’s with great pleasure to introduce you to East TN’s Big Valley Mustangs! Comprised of 4 members, Big Valley Mustangs is a Alternative/Country/Rock outfit that certainly lives up to the genres…

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Review: “Oh Hiroshima – In Silence We Yearn”

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Örebro, Sweden is home to 4 piece Post-Rock band Oh Hiroshima. Formed by Leif Eliasson and Jakob Hemström, these two friends created atmospheric vision and interpretation on modern contemporary society.  With airy soundscapes of vocals and texturing guitars and subtle instrumentation from electronics, Oh Hiroshima is a abstract music project with…

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

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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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Kama Sutures – Self-titled – Review

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  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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Breaking Benjamin – Dark Before Dawn [CC Review]

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Breaking Benjamin are no strangers to the ups and downs of the spotlight. From the successes of the leading singles of songs such as ‘So Cold’ to the feature film and video game instant classics ‘I Will Not Bow’ and ‘Blow Me Away’, Breaking Benjamin are a band just about…

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