The Austin 100: Control Top Control Top's jagged post-punk has a cheerful quality that somehow meets in the middle between the rowdy chaos of punk and the sly precision of new wave.

The Austin 100: Control Top

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Control Top.

Kevin Spaghetti/Courtesy of the artist

Hometown: Philladelphia, Pennsylvania

Genre: Punk

Why We're Excited: Control Top's jagged post-punk teems with barely contained aggression. But there's also a cheerful quality to songs like "Chain Reaction," which somehow meets in the middle between the rowdy chaos of punk and the sly precision of new wave. Control Top has no use for the societal forces that restrict us — and every use for music as a source of communal joy and shared strength.

Listen to Control Top's "Chain Reaction"

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