Material Control is the third studio album by Long Island, New York post-hardcore band Glassjaw. It is their first full-length album in 15 years, following 2002's Worship & Tribute, and six years since their previous EP, 2011's Coloring Book. Following a few years of relative inactivity, on December 1st 2015 Glassjaw released 'New White Extremity', the first new music from the band since Coloring Book.
Aside from a few short tours in 2016, the band did not allude to a new album throughout the year. The band's founders, vocalist Daryl Palumbo and guitarist Justin Beck, wrote the album entirely themselves with Justin Beck handling all of the instruments except drums, which were performed by Billy Rymer, additional percussion on 'Bastille Day' by former bassist Ariel Telford, and additional vocals by Mind Over Matter frontman George Reynolds on 'Pompeii'.