Blues Control

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Blues Control is Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse - a keyboard, guitar, and tape music duo based in Philadelphia. Although initially conceived in NYC as a reflection of their love for both classic rock and the avant-garde, Blues Control has since evolved into a far wider-ranging creative outlet.

After two years of making new age music as Watersports, Russ and Lea played their first Blues Control show in 2006 on a whim. They have since toured in North America, the UK, Japan, and continental Europe; playing galleries, living rooms, museums, discos, and DIY venues. They have also opened for Animal Collective, Cluster, and Henry Flynt; written and performed an alternate soundtrack to Lewis Klahr's Five O'Clock Worlds; played for third graders in Oakland; and were the inspiration for Octavius Neveaux's 2009 solo painting exhibition at Cinders Gallery.

After several cassette releases, in 2007 Blues Control put out their first two full-length records: Puff (Woodsist/Fusetron) and Blues Control (Holy Mountain), and in 2008 they put out a 7" of holiday music as part of Sub Pop's Singles Club. In the summer of 2009 they released their third record, Local Flavor (Siltbreeze), which placed high on many music critics' year-end lists.
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Albums

Woodsist003 Puff — Blues Control Blues Control Puff (Album) Woodsist Woodsist003 US 2007 Sell This Version
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50320LP Blues Control — Blues Control Blues Control Blues Control (Album) Holy Mountain 50320LP US 2007 Sell This Version
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SB95 Local Flavor — Blues Control Blues Control Local Flavor (Album) Siltbreeze SB95 US 2009 Sell This Version
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FRKWYS08 FRKWYS Vol. 8 — Blues Control Blues Control & Laraaji Blues Control & Laraaji - FRKWYS Vol. 8 (Album) Rvng Intl. FRKWYS08 US 2011 Sell This Version
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DC509 Valley Tangents — Blues Control Blues Control Valley Tangents (Album) Drag City DC509 US 2012 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

NNF074 Bored Fortress — Blues Control Heavy Winged / Blues Control Heavy Winged / Blues Control - Bored Fortress(7", Ltd, Num) Not Not Fun Records NNF074 US 2007 Sell This Version
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SP804 Snow Day b/w Paul's Winter Solstice — Blues Control Blues Control Snow Day b/w Paul's Winter Solstice(7", Single, Ltd, Sno) Sub Pop SP804 US 2008 Sell This Version
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none Summer Games / Studio 69 — Blues Control Blues Control Summer Games / Studio 69(Cass, Single) Managing Expectations none US 2014 Sell This Version
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Compilations

none A Full Tank — Blues Control Blues Control A Full Tank(CDr, Comp) Managing Expectations none US 2007 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

FIT034 Riverboat Styx — Blues Control Blues Control Riverboat Styx Fuck It Tapes FIT034 US 2006 Sell This Version
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none Blues Control — Blues Control Blues Control Blues Control(Cass) Palsy none US 2006 Sell This Version
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CRK001 Live At WFMU — Blues Control Blues Control Live At WFMU(Cass, C40) Crooked Tapes CRK001 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
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none OldEnuff2KnoBetta: The Mixtape — Blues Control Blues Control OldEnuff2KnoBetta: The Mixtape(6xFile, MP3, Mixtape, 320) Not On Label (Blues Control Self-released) none US 2016