The Burning Dirty Band claims its sound encompasses garage-marinated mutant blues, rollicking roots groove and forward-thinking indie quirkiness. After listening to the quartet's sophomore release, 17 Year Sun, I'd call that something of an understatement. The band certainly has a quirky feel not a million miles from NRBQ (not bad, being compared to the world's best unknown band!) and an addictive quality, not to mention a subtle sense of humor that lurks in the darker regions of its sound. The band's musical texture is odd, but repeated listening reveals some wonderful instrumental excursions that are surprisingly more structured than one would originally imagine. The old adage of a bad originator is better than a thousand imitators certainly rings true here: except these guys are good originators.