So it turns out that following Shaq isn't the only thing Twitter is good for after all, as this guy sent me the heads up on Rosemead, CA's Christopher Curtis Smith, aka Night Control. While his first official full-length immediately recalls the woozy, disorienting lo-fi AM pop of intermittent geniuses Ariel Pink and John Maus, I feel like repeat listens reveal something a little more consistently affecting and heartfelt.

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night control :: star 131

Night Control's kind of revelatory debut LP, Death Control, was pieced together from the best of Christopher Curtis Smith's home recordings by his friends at Kill Shaman records. Buy it here.