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Sherwood Park, Canada
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Portrait of Junkyard Poets
Junkyard Poets are a six piece industrial percussive driven rock band from Sherwood Park, AB, Canada. Featuring the award winning songwriting talents of Jared Salte and Peter Mol, this indie sextuplet is generating a buzz like no other. Remember back in the old days when popular music was not so much about “genres” as much as it was about bands. And, back in those days, bands were about the individual players who got together in groups because they liked to make music. The endless combinations of the same band members spawned many popular acts, such as The Who and Bachman-Turner-Overdrive -- out of a lot of the same guys. Well Junkyard Poets is a throwback to (or perhaps a revolution of) the old ways of making bands. Junkyard Poets is composed of incredibly talented players whose repertoire ranges from full-bore rapcore a la Rage Against The Machine all the way down to well-orchestrated piano grooves that are reminiscent of bands like The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac. Now when you read that last sentence, you might have envisioned one of those horrible bands that think they can play multiple styles and honestly can’t. Junkyard Poets is not that band. When Junkyard Poets is playing rock, they rock out. When they play swing, it sounds like swing should. They inject songs with big band, rapcore, blues, and what sounds like movie soundtrack grandeur. Whatever they do, they do it right. Overall, Junkyard Poet’s “Rock, Pop, Roll” is a celebration of innovation, catchy, memorable tunes that are not bound by the newfound restrictions of genre and style.