Biography by Mario Mesquita Borges - Courtesy of Allmusic.com
Andrew King (vocals, guitar), Tyler Pollard (bass, vocals), and Jonathan Gorman (drums, vocals) are the elements of the Control Group. Applying simple melodies to energizing and artsy pop/rock style features, the Boston-born trio first assembled in 1997 after the break-up of King and Pollard's previous band, The Doosies. Consistently putting together a respectable fan base at local clubs, The Control Group eventually gained considerable airplay on the radio due to their catchy and thrilling themes.
Inspired by the tunes of bands such as Radiohead and Pixies, the three-piece released their defining album in 1999. "An Elaborate System of Pulleys and Levers" corroborated the band's aptness in constructing shattering melodies and rocking themes, endorsing the band's success on the Boston music scene.
The band played their “last” show on January 24, 2002.
They later reunited to open for pals, The Sheila Divine on December 27, 2007 - @ The Paradise, Boston