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Total Control – “Flesh War” Video

Total Control’s video for “Flesh War” reminds me of those nights when you drive around at night just for the sake of it. Whether it’s because you don’t want to be home or need some time to think or need to blast music as loud as you possibly can (or all three at once), it’… More »

By: James Rettig / November 13, 2014 - 7:17 pm

Stream Total Control Typical System

Australian post-punkers Total Control specialize in a sort of composed frenzy, a combination of staring-into-infinity motorik and fevered snarl that somehow still makes room for pop hooks. Their new album Typical System is an eye-opening example of the ways that old postpunk sounds can still feel completely fresh when the people making the noises know… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 16, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Total Control – “Glass”

The ominous new wave track “Flesh War” and the raging punk-rock epic “Expensive Dog” showcased two distinct sides of Australian post-punk powerhouse Total Control. “Glass,” the opening track from the band’s tremendous sophomore LP Typical System, is more on the new wave side of things, but the music exudes a slightly more hopeful vibe tha… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 13, 2014 - 2:52 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There seems to be a bit of aggression in the air this week. Maybe the advent of spring has everyone a bit antsy — certainly the artists who make up our 5 Best Songs Of The Week seem to feel that way. Nicki Minaj continued growling her way toward her new album, while Savages engaged… More »

By: Stereogum / May 9, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Total Control – “Expensive Dog” & “Flesh War”

Australian punk rocker Mikey Young juggles a lot of projects — UV Race, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Lace Curtain, and Ooga Boogas among them — but his post-punk project Total Control may be the most revered. The band’s 2011 release Henge Beat inspired plenty of hosannas around the globe, and they’re finally following it u… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 6, 2014 - 12:13 pm