The Mooks – “Going Steady”

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As the title would imply, “Going Steady” is a throwback — specifically, with showings of rockabilly and ’50s rock. The track, recorded with producer/engineer Ewan Kay (Moon King, Austra) at Candle Recording (Tokyo Police Club, Weaves) in Toronto, is the newest single from The Mooks, fronted by the previously featured Mookie Morris. Morris is no stranger to more retro styles, as “When It All Falls Down” showed, though “Going Steady” plays more closely to actual stylistic reverence, sacrificing a sense of tonal variation for suavely hypnotic infectiousness, fit for one of the brisker songs played at a ’50s prom.

The band is set to release their second single “It’s Not Easy” on March 30th.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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