About Control Escape
Manic guitar tunes and political ballads heavily influenced by Pavement, Stereolab, and Mad Season
Control Escape formed in 2006 when its songwriters Ken Adam and Peapod
abandoned city life and moved to rural Freevillle, NY.
The band has just finished recording their debut LP Generation of Waste, which will be released this July on Weasel Land Records
Chock-full of double meaning and self-deprecation the album comments on the young American experience. From the addled addict, "It ain't like I wanted it. It ain't like I'm good.... I'm back on the drugs," (Back on the Drugs) to the homesick soilder, "yeah, Big Mac, when I get back," (Iraq) the songs portray a generation coping with their inherited future
In support of their upcoming release, Control Escape has been performing on local and college radio including Cornell University's WVBR. Erased, an early release from the album, is getting frequent play on internet radio
Their music video for track Kenny's Big Adventure has been picked up by BlankTV.com and CGN7 in Portland, OR.
Frontman/producer Ken Adam (Cuneo) was born and raised in San Francisco. He records solo projects using the moniker Poop Yer Pants. His 2005 full length release for PYP demonstrated his songwriting prowess and lead to a foray into commercial music. He has composed custom tracks for Guess Fragrance and the Kids' WB as well as documentary scores. Adam is the grandson and former student of nationally acclaimed sculptor Ruth Asawa
Peapod (a.k.a. Carrie Cuneo) grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is co-lyricist, backing vocalist, and video producer for Control Escape. Her work has been shown on NBC and The WB television networks as well as in the deYoung Museum of Art.
Drummer Chuck Raniewicz hails from Ithaca, New York. In addition to his uber skills as a rock drummer, he's also a studied African, jazz, and steel drummer. He has backed numerous acts including Monk Meat & Loss for Words