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Mike and The Moonpies Dial Back the Clock With 'You Look Good in Neon'

Alexis Tedford PR

Austin-based country traditionalists Mike and The Moonpies teased a follow-up to one of last year's sleeper albums Steak Nights at the Prairie Rose with the sensitive toe-tapper "You Look Good in Neon."

Singer Mike Harmeier co-wrote the song with producer Adam Odor and guitarist Caitlin Rutherford.

"I was binge-watching Yellowstone and towards the end of one episode, Rip says to Beth 'You look good in neon'," Harmeier says in a press release. "When inspiration hits, you go with it, and I wrote most of 'Neon' while searching to see if it had already been a song.  The search was in our favor, and we immediately went into Yellow DOG Studios and cut it."

The dancehall diamond will get likened to '90s nostalgia, considering the band's fresh off covering Fastball's "The Way" and the Texans' young Nashvillian counterparts rub shoulders with Brooks & Dunn. Yet this tale of a possible late night hookup sounds more like the sensitive, soft rock-tinged material from the '80s--namely, the hits of Ronnie Milsap and Alabama.

There's ample chances to hear "You Look Good in Neon" and, hopefully, other future album cuts during the band's ongoing tour.

Mike and The Moonpies Tour Dates

June 7 -- Lubbock, Tx. -- Blue Light Live
June 8 -- Woodward, Ok .-- Woodward Elks Rodeo
June 13 -- San Antonio, Tx. -- Thirsty Horse Saloon
June 15 -- Mission, Tx. -- Spaugy's Ice House
June 17 -- Austin, Tx.-- Hole in the Wall
June 19 -- Nashville, Tn. -- The High Watt
June 21 -- Newport, Ky. -- The Southgate House Revival
June 22 -- Indianapolis, In. -- Sun King Brewery
June 24-July 1 -- Wisconsin Dells, Wi. -- Showboat Saloon
July 3 -- Lake Ozark, Mo. -- Lazy Gators
July 4 -- Berwin, Il. -- Fitzgerald's
July 5 -- New Berlin, Il. -- Danenberger Family Vineyards
July 6 -- Lake View, Ia.-- Stone Pier Summer Concert Series
July 20 -- Canby, Or. -- Wild Hare Country Fest
Aug. 1-2 -- Happy Valley, Or. -- Pickathon
Aug. 3 -- Joseph, Or. -- Back Country Bash
Aug. 31 -- Cookeville, Tn. -- Muddy Roots Music Festival
Oct. 18 -- Alpine, Tx. -- Railroad Blues

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Mike and The Moonpies Dial Back the Clock With 'You Look Good in Neon'