Video: Blues Control – “Open Air”

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It’s been some time since we’ve heard from Blues Control, but just as summer greets us, they’ve released a beautiful new video for the song “Open Air,” off 2012’s Valley Tangents. Directed by Tara Sinn (who also directed the video for “Love’s A Rondo”), the video creates a pastoral-like terrain, communicating the song’s ambient qualities, which slowly builds aurally and visually with footage that becomes progressively more experimental as it approaches its denouement.

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Video: Blues Control ~ “Walking Robin”


Blues Control have released the video for “Walking Robin,” taken from their latest LP Valley Tangents, out now on Drag City. As birds soar through the sky and effiges burn, a beat from what sounds like an 80s Casio keyboard coasts below the sun soaked guitar lines in the synthy, lo-fi murk. At times, it almost recalls Sensations Fix with a dose of Rangers. The video was directed by French filmmaker/artist Clémence Hébert and filmed on Tunø, a small Danish island in the Kattegat Sea, during Midsummer day.

Dog Gone Blog June Mix

Greetings friends! It’s been a somewhat longer than planned time since new words and sounds have graced this page. But fear not, for this playlist holds many of the songs that have been circulating through the listening station of your humble editor of late. As some of you may know, we were graced with the opportunity to head down to Austin Psych Fest this year and discover lots of great new artists. Some of these acts are featured on this playlist including the woodland folk MMOSS, the Tuareg Jimi Hendrix Bombino along with the throwback Texas rockers The Golden Dawn. Lots of great stuff. Thanks to our friend Mike Newman from Beyond Beyond is Beyond for introducing us to the sounds of Foxygen and lots more. And lastly, thanks to the incredibly talented Johanna Andersson for providing this month’s art. Enjoy.

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1. The Black Angels – Entrance Song (Rain Dance Version)
2. MMOSS – Kitty Sorrow
3. Bombino – Tar Hani
4. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – The Clouds Are Lies
5. Blues Control – Love’s A Rondo
6. Ween – Buckingham Green
7. Ty Segall & White Fence – Time
8. The Spyrals – Lonely Eyes
9. White Fence – Take Away Life’s Endless Take
10. Woods – Wind Was The Wine
11. MV & EE – Common Ground
12. Kensington Market – I Would Be The One
13. Richard Hell – I’m Your Man
14. Foxygen – Make It Known
15. We All Together – We Live Too Fast
16. The Golden Dawn – This Way Please