Control Top’s New Video Makes You Want To Burn Down Your Cubicle
With Control Top, the word is energy. The Philly-based punk rock trio has a constant electricity moving through their music that never seems to subside; even their mid-paced songs have a knee-bouncing momentum to them. On their new album Covert Contracts, the band charge, sprint, and shudder forward on all cylinders, driven in no small part by the insistent, indefatigable vocals of singer/bassist Ali Carter, who sounds like Pat Benetar on speed winning a fight with a hapless lunchroom bully.
The band’s new video, Office Rage, strikes a high-voltage chord everyone with a day job can relate to. The song’s driven, acerbic tone perfectly suits its subject matter, turning the dead-eyed discontentedness of every employee who’s ever cried in the bathroom into the venom-spitting outrage their shitty day job deserves. Meanwhile, the video itself is a blur of contrasting colors over business-casual outfits, with Control Top blazing out of their black-and-white existence until they move into a world of blinding color. It’s somehow a smarter way of getting across the frustration of the daily grind than a linear narrative.
“In a society driven by profits over people, it’s increasingly rebellious to say, ‘My well-being matters,’” says Carter. “Many jobs require us to show up as someone completely different than ourselves, which can feel very alienating. We’re told to be grateful to have a job, even if we’re miserable.”
Check out our exclusive premiere of Control Top’s Office Rage video below:
Control Top’s new album Covert Contracts is out now on Get Better Records, and is available for purchase.
Make sure to catch the band at one of their upcoming tour dates below:
03 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong w/ Minibeast, Time is Fire
04 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor w/ Mutant Strain, Lofidels
05 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight w/ Screaming Females, Dusk
06 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe w/ The Coathangers *
07 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge *
08 Dallas, TX @ The Foundry *
09 Austin, TX @ Levitation *
11 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace *
12 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
13 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake *
15 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street *
16 Houston, TX @ Satellite *
17 New Orleans, LA @ Santos *
18 Atlanta, GA @ The Bakery w/ Material Girls #
19 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light #
20 Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR #
21 Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse #
22 Baltimore, MD @ Joe Squared #
23 Bronx, NY @ Rodrigue’s Coffee House w/ Weeping Icon, Russian Baths
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