The Micragirls – Wild Girl Walk (CD, FINLAND)

9 September 2009 Bone Voyage Recording Company BONE-0152
01. I Know
02. Electric Chair Twist
03. Out Of Tune
04. Hit-And-Miss!
05. Story of Two
06. Rock’n’Roll Rocket
07. Summer’s Gone
08. Secret
09. Run Through The Night
10. Funnel Of Love
11. Girls Go Crazy
12. Gotta Go
The Micragirls - Wild Girl Walk (CD, FINLAND) - Cover
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NOTES:
CD edition of Micragirls album issued in DigiPak featuring Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray on Out of Tune and Run Through The Night.

The LP and CD was scheduled for release in Finland on 09.09.09 by Bone Voyage and everywhere else in November (the vinyl edition wasn’t available until shortly after the official release date and UK release date was 25th January 2010).

A video of Boss Hog and The Micragirls covering Goo Goo Muck can be seen on youtube.com.

REVIEWS / PRESS RELEASE:

Rock’n’Reel
“…shambolic, frenetic and sounding like it’s lived up to it’s genre and been recorded in someone’s garage, Wild Girl Walk is a cracker.” (5 stars)

The Line Of Best Fit
“…With psychedelic keyboard lines, fuzz guitars and more enthusiasm than a kid at Christmas, it’s hard not to get wrapped up in Micragirls’ world.”

Uncut
“…Not, apparently, a figment of the twin imaginations of Finnish film director Aki Kaurismäki and Moomins creator Tove Jansson (though the sleeve does depict them as a gang of little Mys grown up glam), garage girl trio the Micragirls return with their second album of rramshackle bubblepunk. Farfisas parp, tin-pot drums crash and the ‘fi is resolutely lo. …it’s hard to resist tracks like “Electric Chair twist”. The volume is turned down to 10 and the charm is turned up on a couple of softer tracks…”

Rocksound
“…They bang, they boom, they screech and they hold onto their timing and rhythm like a one-armed man steering a frenzied, out of control horse – and it all sounds fucking great! (8/10)

Artrocker
“…Rock’n’Roll Rocket may be one of the most appropriately-titled tracks of the year, an unabashed incitement to cause widespread pyrotechnic mayhem.”

Soundsxp
“…Thanks to the collective efforts of Mari, Kata and Risu in that freezing cold place called Finland, the garage rock torch is burning bright.”

The Micragirls – Wild Girl Walk!
Wild Girl Walk – second album of The Micragirls includes 11 brand new The Micragirls originals and cover version of Wanda Jackson’s beautiful Funnel Of Love. Like the debut album Feeling Dizzy Honey?! also Wild Girl Walk is released by Finnish/German Bone Voyage Recordings. Asko Keränen of 22 Pistepirkko and Bone Voyage fame produced Wild Girl Walk with The Micragirls. Record was mixed by Pentti Dassum. Cover art was made by Sami Wundergrafiks.

Wild Girl Walk takes you first for a wild road trip thru the darkest hours and then slows down on the moody side of the road – just to hit the pedal thru the floor! While some of the Wild Girl Walk songs reach hysteria, some gives you chills with haunting and howling organ melodies. On the new album you can hear echoes from the 50’s rock’n’roll, the 60’s girl bands and the 70’s New York sound. The unique sound of the Micragirls is put together of simple elements by playing together with open-minded attitude.

The Micragirls has toured with Jon Spencer’s bands Heavy Trash and Boss Hog supporting them on tours around Europe. Now their co-operation will continue when Heavy Trash/Blues Explosion/BossHog/Speedball Baby guys Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray are performing on Wild Girl Walk as guest vocalists.

The Micragirls was formed during a finnish rock festival in 2001 after they had spent their festival nights in their little car. To get better festival accommodation in the future they decided to form a band. From start their influences drew from not too well-known artists of 50’s and 60’s rock’n’roll and garage rock compilations like Born Bad, Savage Kick, Back From The Grave etc. Eight years, 15 countries and some 250 gigs later the beat goes on as insane as it once started!

“If you don’t already have a record by Micragirls in your collection, then you don’t like garage music. (…) the album – a small wild and primitive garage punk masterpiece.” (No Brains, Netherlands)

“Irresistible” (Mojo, UK)

“Every single tune on their debut is frickin’ awsome and the three Finnish girls have a brilliantly intuitive way with ramshackle rhythm.” (Plan B, UK/US)

SONG CREDITS:
The Micragirls:
Guitar / Vocals: Mari Halonen
Keyboards / Bass Organ / Backing Vocals: Katarina Haapalainen
Drums / Backing Vocals: Kristina Haapalainen

Recorded: 2009 at Altai, Helsinki, Finland
Produced: Asko Keränen and The Micragirls
Co-produced: Jaakka Kujala and Espe Haverinen
Recorded: Jaakka Kujala at Altai in Helsinki
Mixed / Mastered: Pentti Dassum

01. I Know
Writers: The Micragirls

02. Electric Chair Twist
Writers: Mikka Sonninen / The Micragirls

03. Out Of Tune
Writers: The Micragirls
Vocals: Jon Spencer
Backing Vocals: Jon Spencer/Matt Verta-Ray
Guest Appearance Recorded: NY Hed, New York, NY by Christina Campanella

04. Hit-And-Miss!
Writers: The Micragirls

05. Story of Two
Writers: The Micragirls

06. Rock’n’Roll Rocket
Writers: The Micragirls

07. Summer’s Gone
Writers: The Micragirls

08. Secret
Writers: The Micragirls

09. Run Through The Night
Writers: The Micragirls
Backing Vocals: Backing Vocals: Jon Spencer/Matt Verta-Ray
Guest Appearance Recorded: NY Hed, New York, NY by Christina Campanella

10. Funnel of Love
Writers: McCoy / Westerberry
Published: Cedarwood

11. Girls Go Crazy
Writers: The Micragirls

12. Gotta Go
Writers: The Micragirls

p+c 2009, Bone Voyage Recording Company

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Thanks to Sami, Jaakko Kujala, Asko, Espe, PK, Quintus, Pentti Dassum, Otso Kahonen & Fullstream Agency, Risto Yilharsila, Tumas Eriksson, Minna Kortepuro, Hannu Anttilainen, Maikki Pekkala, Jon Spencer, Matt Verta-Ray, Christina Campanella, Cristina Martinez, Great Nalna, Yebo & Jessica, Kim Kix, Boss Hog, Artemi Remes, Sanna & Mikko, TIna & Jude, Jantsu, Tina. Jens / Trummer, Momo LeMana, The Lariots, Ville & Noora, Anssi & Maria, Janne & Laura, Sweatmaster, Goodnight Monsters, Patsy Walkers, Kejonen, Jon Barry, Arvi & Emma, Black Peiderm Milla, Oliver, Mimppu & Ahti, Antti & Saara, Tomi & Maija, Markku, Tuomas, Esek, Luses, Playground, Mikko Joensuu, Kiskonen, Jaakka Turunen, Deluxe Music Kuopio & Helsinki, Joey, Tomi Bro, Hanna-Maija & Ville, families, friends and anyone we might have forgot”
DETAILS:
ARTWORK: Sami Vähä-Aho / Wundergrafiks

BARCODE: 4 260064 991522

MATRIX: “A978327-01 ifpi L573 manufactured by optimal media production”

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