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"Daring to be Different"

Daring to be Different

by Jeff Haldiman of the Jefferson City News Tribune

They've played a number of venues across the state and now a local rock band is working to get heard in places outside the "Show Me State."

Filament features Mike Arendall on drums, Byron Neighbors on vocals and guitar, Quinten Rice on vocals and bass, and Kevin Young on guitar.

The group has been around since 2005. They often open their shows with an improvised jam, frequent guest musicians from other bands play along with them and the lead guitarist and bassist often switch instruments for a few songs.

Filament has played with groups such as Shaman's Harvest and Ghost in the Machine.

In 2008, the group released their first CD, "Power."

"It took us over two years to get that project out," said Rice. "The music that we're currently working on I'd say would be modern rock with a classic rock influence."

"We have a deep love for Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin," Rice continued. "There's some blues influence as well, but it's a little harder."

Filament's songs are available on Itunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Napster, and Emusic.

"There's a lot of competition out there trying to be heard," Rice said. "We're trying to do something a little off the beaten path." - Jefferson City News Tribune


Discography

--Full Length Debut CD: "Power" released in 2008
Nothing Without You
Bottle of Pills
Waiting
U. I.
Scared
Meant To Be
Things Will Never Be the Same
On a Roll
Empty Room
--Follow Up album currently being recorded

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Filament is recommended if you like: Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, The Raconteurs, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Keys, Big Wreck

Since 2005, Filament has dared to be different. The music has been described as "modern rock with a classic rock influence" by the press and "old school meets new school" by the fans. They often open their shows with an improvised jam, frequent guest musicians from other bands often sit in with them, and the lead guitarist and bassist often switch instruments for a few tunes. The group has developed a reputation not only for modern rock radio tunes, but also for long, intricate songs: "I don't know any band other than Filament who can play a 15 minute song and keep my attention the whole time." --Nathan 'Shags' McLeod, Program Director, 100.1 The Buzz, KFMZ

"It is nice to see another band doing something different from the everyday record label rubber stamp rock. These guys have an "album rock" sound; edgy, well-written, jam band rock, but with a modern rock feel...These guys do for 70's music what The Killers do for 80's music." --Bret Baker, Manager, Morning After Music

Filament has played with groups such as Ludo, Hurt, Modern Day Zero, Ism, Shaman's Harvest, Ghost In the Machine, Copperview, 360 Smile. Bockman, Madahoochie, Gooding (The Angel/Devil), The Follow, and the F*Bombs. The band has played festivals such as Boonestock, 100.1 the Buzz Birthday Show and Bandemonium, Band Together for Mark I and II, The Ruhfestival, The Nick Ward Benefit, The Cole County Fair, The Sundown Salute, and The Faces of Rock Fest.

In 2008, the group released their first CD, "Power," a self-recorded, self-produced effort featuring nine original tunes. After two years of careful work, the album was complete, and currently they are working on the next CD as they tour. Filament's songs are available on Itunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Napster, and Emusic.

Links: http://www.myspace.com/filamentband