Song Premiere: Stoner Control, "Short Round"

There is no doubt that the Pacific Northwest has a rich history of indie and punk rock, and Portland Oregon’s’s Stoner Control might just be your new first thought when you rattle off names like Death Cab For Cutie, the Thermals, Built To Spill, Dead Moon, and Nirvana.
Stoner Control’s new single, “Short Round,” has more kick than the jiu jitsu move they are named after. Guitarist Charley Williams layers his slacker approach to vocals over crashing drums and power chords that are cranked all the way up. While Stoner Control’s use of wordplay definitely leans more to melancholy, you can rest assured that a band that names a song after an “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” character isn’t going to take themselves too seriously.
Stoner Control will return with their sophomore album, Alone in the City, on August 31 via Blade Records. The album fuses a high-energy pop-punk sound with the unfiltered, lo-fi aesthetic of Portland’s thriving underground indie rock scene, so it should come as no surprise that the production of Hutch Harris of the Thermals fame brings quite the addition to this power trio.

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