Mighty Fine EP Review
Review: Mighty Fine – The Dirty Sessions EP
Seldom does a band succeed in capturing the level of energy of their shows in a studio, but Brooklyn’s soulful Mighty Fine (Paul Verciglio bass, Mitro guitar, Jagon Eldridge sax, Richie Pomerantz drums, Steve Myers) does it here. New Orleans native Myers (member of the Afghan Whigs’ touring band for years and prominent backup singer on Twilight Singers records) playfully uses his supple voice to translate the full-on lusty party his lyrics describe on these five dynamic rock ‘n’ roll tracks. Right from the opener “Dirty Little Thang” it’s easy to visualize his smooth stage dancing and sophisticated swagger, as the band powerfully sets the mood for an after-hours celebration. A true showman at heart and an excellent, engaging singer, Myers’ performance is constantly “on” throughout. He and band are especially vigorous on “Fine Brown Fame,” though – a delicious number filled with all sorts of syncopated and infectious rhythms. Drenched in classic, almost old-school Motown grooves and a raunchy, polluted attitude (not to mention a guest appearance by the comic Murray Hill) this first-rate debut has hard work and contagious energy written all over it.
– Antonia Santangelo