Thursday, September 01, 2011

I Lost Control to Celebrate Release of New Album @ Abbey Pub, 9/9

Chicago gloom rockers I Lost Control have had their share of ups and downs lately. Two of the band's original members left (rhythm section Grant Davidson (ex-The Perfect Disaster) and Jennifer Wyatt) and the group, given its name and sound, have been dogged with Joy Division comparisons. On the up side, ILC soldiers on with replacement musicians (JB Hopkins (ex-Surf) and Tina Sunny) and has a new album called Cones & Arrows to celebrate.

While Cones & Arrows does, at times, sound a bit too close to Joy Division, the EP brings to mind all corners of the late-70s/early 80s post-punk explosion. "Confliction" oozes nervous, new wave energy, recalling Pere Ubu and Iggy Pop. "Bloodline" nods toward The Cars at their darkest and most detached. "TWB" wears U.K. influences like Echo and the Bunnymen and Siouxsie and the Banshees quite proudly.

I Lost Control will be interviewed on WLUW's Radio One tonight at 8PM (CST) and the record release show will be at the newly re-vamped Abbey Pub on Friday, Sept. 9. You can purchase advance tickets here.

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