Controlling The Famous are one of The Militia Group’s latest signings. The band comes straight out of California with and EP and now a full-lenght album under their belt. Their sound is very indie and generally laid back but with the snappy bass and higher guitar parts you tend to feel different.
Lyrically the band mixes some interesting lines like “I need a minuet to sleep through my heart attack, when I wake, when I wake, it’ll be right back” on “Heart Attack” the opening track. On tracks like “Highway Parking Lot” I love the overall sound of the song, it’s simple yet all the little elements make it feel like the song has many layers and they are each playing their part to make this catchy unique sound. “Easy Life” and “Two Sides” are my favorite songs on the album. They both deliver a nice beat and lyrics like “I want the easy life, I want to fuck in the sun, there’s a need to be discreet until I know that I’ve won” and “A smile on my face, the car in drive, someone in shotgun by my side.”
I have to say the overall sound of the album doesn’t change much from beginning to end, however its a sound that’s fresh and still very indie at the same time. I suggest you check this one out for some great guitar and bass work mostly but also for its great indie sound.
2. Heart Attack
3. Highway Parking Lot
4. Easy Life
5. If You Die
6. Two Sides
7. Long Day
8. Maybe WeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢re Dead
10. Devil’s Suitcase
“Easy Life”, “Two Sides”, “Highway Parking Lot”