Play Me: “Expensive Dog” by Total Control

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If you don’t know Total Control by now, it’s best you get knowing. With the forthcoming release of Typical System (6.24 on Iron Lung) Melbourne musicians Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring) and Dan Stewart (UV Race) are poised to exceed the high standards set by their earlier work.

There’s so much going on in their latest track, “Expensive Dog,” that one can spend hours pondering the genesis of this one, four-minute track — There’s the early street punk of the Stooges, the driving, monotone rhythm of early UK post-punk, synths and strings, a disco beat outta nowhere, the playful manipulation of dub, and that’s only the easily parsed parts on the internet stream. A high quality recording is bound to reveal even more.Photo by Karl Scullin

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