THE MICRONITE FILTERS – “KEEP YOUR LAMP TRIMMED AND BURNIN”
December 15, 2017
The Micronite FIlters have a history of making rich rock and roll music, playing righteous, hip-shaking shows, and moving forward.
In almost ten years they’ve recorded over 60 songs. In 2011 they revamped their sound, and since the release of ‘The Rise of the Machines’ 7″ vinyl single that year, they’ve been relentlessly pushing ahead. In 2012 they went to Mississippi to record their full-length release ‘Chasing Ghosts’ with Legendary artist/producer Jimbo Mathus. They drank in the bluesy vibe of the South and took some of Hill country home to Oshawa with them. Playing a variety of gigs and towns in support of the album, they’ve been spreading the Southern rock soul wherever their music is heard.
Persisting to tell their stories through their upcoming album, ‘Wizard Blood’, they’re continuing their ever-evolving journey. The band wrote ‘Wizard Blood’ by taking up a weekly gig in Oshawa at The Atria where it all was “organically” developed. One weekend, as if under an enchantment, they each took turns sleeping with little time all together to record. The album was finished that weekend without much of the band’s recollection and thus, because of what seemed like wizardry and spells, ‘Wizard Blood’ was born.
The Micronite Filters have previously worked with Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tri-State Coalition) Mississippi artist/producer legend who produced ‘Chasing Ghosts’ and other artists such as Joan Smith of Little Foot Long Foot from Toronto.
The Micronite Filters are:
Abel Renton: geetar, assorted, vocals;
Dan Reiff: drums, percussion, harmonica, vocals;
Myke Pulito: bass, vocals;
Drew Crichton: keys, vocals
Mark Healy: Sax’s
With various guests from time to time