COMET CONTROL extends the dark, bass-driven washes of sound that QUEST FOR FIRE fabulously produced and drenches it in majestic bursts of pastel post-rock guitars and bright, breezy vocals. Recorded at Toronto’s Candle Recording (Fucked Up, Sebastien Grainger) and mastered by Carl Saff (Bass Drum of Death, Earthless), the album exceeds expectations, delivering a driving, dreamy sound that will lodge itself in your ears and refuse to let go. Simultaneously heavy and sunny, COMET CONTROL rocket to the forefront of today’s dark psych scene and deliver a modern classic with their triumphant debut. Out-of-this-world, futuristic cover art and packaging for Comet Control, designed by far-out artist SIGNALSTARR (known for his work for the 20th Century Fox film “Prometheus”) adds to the potent push of the record’s searing scope.
In related news, The Onion A.V. Club recently premiered the new COMET CONTROL song “Future Forever“, saying the song, “surfs across the bluesy drone of The Black Angels and the melodic spaciousness of Swervedriver.” Check out COMET CONTROL‘s “Future Forever” and hear for yourself now at THIS location.
Formed in 2007 from the ashes of garage-pop bastard-greats The Deadly Snakes and hardcore / crust band Cursed, QUEST FOR FIRE delivered “far-out trippiness” via long-form songs, distended, leaden riffs, heavy psychedelic swirl and solo-based jams that evoke memories of classic underground blues and garage rock from the ’70s. The band’s moody drift of layers and contrast was hailed as “riveting rock” that suggests “mutual interests in Black Sabbath sludge and druggy dream-pop.” The band’s 2010 release Lights from Paradise was called “strobe-lit psych”, by Pitchfork, “one of the most convincing guitar albums of the year” by Popmatters and “excellent” by SPIN.