Brooklyn-based Control The Sound are a genre-bending group whose roots trace back to an elementary school talent show when singer and guitarist Elijah Frechtman and drummer Carter Nyhan were just 9-years-old. They started fusing their own unique sounds before recruiting Elijah’s cousin Audrey Frechtman on bass and vocals. More recently Max Levenson has been brought in to fill in on the keys. Despite now being 16- and 17-years-old, Control The Sound has nearly 100 gigs under their belt, playing at New York City staples like Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn Bowl, Knitting Factory, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End and more. They have opened for acts such as The New Mastersounds and, one of their idols, The Cat Empire. Between skateboarding and schoolwork, the band works hard on writing new music and practicing for their next shows.
After nearly eight years together, the teenage musicians have fine tuned their sound into a unique blend of hip-hop, rock, jazz, and blues as is evident in their 2020 album "Picture This." In addition to their own music, the band isn’t afraid to tackle heavy-hitting covers including James Brown, Kendrick Lamar, The Strokes, Vulfpeck and Stevie Wonder.
Control The Sound has made a name for itself in the New York City music scene through the addictingly lively sound and energy they give their audiences. It’s impossible not to have a good time while watching the group jam on stage, feeding off of each other’s obvious joy for the music and sending it right into the crowd. While other teens are going to the mall and glued to their phones, these teens are likely coming to a stage near you, ready to play their hearts out.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"The kids blow it right out of the water every time, blowing unsuspecting minds ‘round Brooklyn." - Afropunk
I can't front I teared up some. Let me wipe this off before my daughter catches me. - Crown and the M.O.B.
"These kids are good! Funkin It Up!" - Shrine World Music Venue
"The Next Super Stars" - PIX Morning News
"Watch for them, pretty bad in the best kind of way" - @okaygingerlynn