New York City duo Surrender The Spirit loftily promise a “fully immersive musical experience marked by soaring pop sensibility” – and they live up to their word on their brand new release. “Control” is a shimmery, big track that utilizes a strikingly diverse layering of sounds. From powerful ’70s synths on the dreamy chorus to a beachy guitar motif that recalls early Vampire Weekend, Surrender The Spirit use an intriguing and creative blend to create an uncommon but totally accessible piece of indie pop. The band titles their genre as “BIG POP”, and there is certainly nothing small about “Control”. Give it a listen on your next windows-open drive, long summer walk, or, really, any time.