Honestly, I'm quite tired of hearing all of the complaining, "there's no good music out there" and "mainstream sucks." If you put a little effort into it and dig a little deeper, you will find real.good.music. That's the case with Mike and The Moonpies. They won't be heard on terrestrial country radio in the tri-state area, but they're a band you should definitely give a listen.
Hailing from Austin, these guys are originals who maintain a true country and roots sound through lyrics and melody. Their debut album "The Real Country" was released in 2010 and was followed by "The Hard Way" in 2012. The latter kicks off with the rockabilly "Damn Strait" followed by personal favorite, the family centered, "Sunday." The remainder of the songs deal with relationships and desire ("The Hard Way"), longing and loneliness (the timeless "Awful Lonely") and changing perspectives ("Runnin Me Down"); ending with the hopeful "Things Can Only Get Better."
Their recently released single, "Some 'Em If You Got 'Em," which chronicles the band's evolution, is from their forthcoming third record, Mockingbird, due on October 2nd. Mockingbird was produced by front man Mike Harmeier and musician Michael Kingcaid (What Made Milwaukee Famous). It features ten brand new songs all written by Harmeier that were recorded at Cedar Creek Studio in Austin by John Silva and mixed at Good Danny's in Austin by Max Lorenzen. And I, for one, can't wait to give it a listen.
For more informaiton and to hear "Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em" visit their official website.
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