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Stripped-down punk sound is an antidote to the layered-noise trend.

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Having known Alex Mitchell (Bloodhouse, Tomcat Combat) and Dave Brown (Career Suicide) for a few years, Lachie MacDonald (Horses) moved back to Halifax and turned their jams into Dyscontrol, a stripped-down punk band like The Undertones and Wipers. "Unrefined, straight to the point, with rawness and honesty that's not hidden by a lot of extraneous sound," MacDonald says. "Lately, indie music involves a lot of noise and layering of effects. I wanted to add something to the conversation that was clear and true." Dyscontrol's Bandcamp ( offers a sneak peek of a 10-track tape coming out this summer.

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