Hip groovin', soul movin', foot stompin', mind rompin', truth demanding, universe expanding rock and roll... They'll kick your ass and you'll still come back dancin!
The Micronite Filters released this album 12 months ago but I wanted to give it a feature as their new album "Wizard Blood" has just been released on Get Bent Records.
The band are:
Abel Renton - vocals, guitar, harmonica
Dan Reiff - drums
Bruce Mackinnon - piano, baritone, tuba
Angel Valenciano - bass
They have been described as "A rock’n’roll troupe of the best and basic fundamentals: gritty, fun and fried like southern cooking. Meaty guitar tactics, amazing rhythms, and everything in-between... the Micronite Filters are punk for the folk crowd who want something electrifying." - Myles Herod, TorontoMusicScene
Marty's review: the above words are a good summary of the bands' sound. I had to play this album at least 3 times before I could take it off the turntable, it's that infectious! Raunchy and rocking guitar licks combine with pounding drum beats that sound like a locomotive train coming down the tracks. Add to that some blues harmonica, hot saxophone, tight bass lines, rollicking piano and brass that sounds like it originated in New Orleans. The vocals by guitarist and songwriter, Abel Renton, match perfectly to each track and keep pace with the rhythms. The album moves along at a sometimes frenetic pace (just like a train), but not too fast so as to keep you wanting more. My favorite tracks: Train Robbers (with an opening guitar that sounds like early Ted Nugent), Hit the Hammer, Ladies Man Blues and Here She Comes Runnin'.
"The Micronite Filters will appeal to all lovers of the 'down and dirty grooves' produced by the likes of The Black Keys, The North Mississippi Allstars, as well as a firm nod to the older bluesmen from the North Mississippi hill country" - Grahame Rhodes, Blues In the NorthWest.com
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