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Monkeyjunk: To Behold

David Maine

Sophomore album from bluesy Canadians finds the sweet spot.


Monkeyjunk

To Behold

Label: Stony Plain
US Release Date: 2011-06-21
UK Release Date: 2011-06-21
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Monkeyjunk is a Canadian blues-rock trio built around Steve Marriner's vocals, guitars and harmonica, with more-than-capable contributions from Tony D on more guitars and vocals and Matt Sobb on percussion. Although it plows the familiar blues-rock groove of, say, The Black Keys, the band puts its own stamp on rocking tunes like "You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)" and "You Don't Know", with its snaky guitar/harp line. The best tune on the album is easily "Let Her Down", a swampy, classically heartbroken blues lament that Marriner delivers with complete conviction. Not all the tunes are great, but the musicianship is solid throughout and there are enough standout cuts to make this album worth a listen for any fans of hard-charging, rootsy music.

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