Dude York: “Moon”

Last year, I caught Seattle trio Dude York open for Alex Lahey at the Casbah, and it was one of the most fun shows I saw all year. Rapid bursts of onstage shredding permeated their set, along with theatrical antics like the band members jumping off the stage to thrash about in the mosh pit with the rest of the crowd. Also, their songs just straight up rocked. Now, they’ve released a new single called “Moon,” which continues their roll of ’90s tinged lo-fi power-chord garage rock.

Singer/bassist Claire England takes lead vocal duties on this one, as hard-charging guitar riffs blast with upbeat pop-punk energy. “And you did it all yourself / No need to thank anyone else,” England declares on the song’s enticing bridge. Like all of Dude York’s music, there’s a visceral, youthful energy that pervades this track. The lyrics are heart-on-your-sleeve, the melodies are full of bratty snarl, and the chorus is catchy as hell. Overall, it’s a song destined to soundtrack those gleeful teenage nights of driving around recklessly, searching for the next party. Although “Moon” appears to be a one-off single for now, a follow-up to last year’s Sincerely may be in the works. Listen to “Moon” below via Bandcamp.

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