Hollywood throwback rock act Moon Fever makes music like their heroes from the sunset strip’s golden era. The band has two singles out now. The first is “Fever” that dropped earlier this year. The second is “Casanova” that dropped just a couple of weeks ago.
Throwback rock acts used to be reminiscent of legends from the 60’s and 70’s. Not so much anymore. Now they’re all chasing the sound made famous by the rock band’s in the 80’s. Glam rock, hair metal, and the sunset strip’s golden age is where these bands take nods from. It’s been done before Moon Fever, but it hasn’t been done better. Everything sounds like it’s been pushed through a time machine but features better production and sound quality.
Moon Fever frontman Cody Jasper has the perfect voice for this style of music. He sings with a large amount of sass that really comes through in the recording. Verse or chorus, it doesn’t matter where he’s at in the song, there’s a certain amount of suave cockiness in his voice that sets it apart. He’s backed by a band that’s spot on for the sound their chasing too. Jasper is flanked by guitarists Mitch Micoley and Joe Perez, who are both outstanding. The band also features the rhythm section of Greg Garcia on drums and Gabe Maska on bass, they’re both doing great work on their two singles too.
On the topic of “Casanova”, you’re not likely to find a throwback track that’s this fun to listen to. The song features a strong melody but there’s just a ton of fun to be had lyrically in the entire song. The song is filled with fun lines and the attitude in Jasper’s voice pulls them off to perfection.
Moon Fever is a band that you’ll want to pay attention to. I could see them grow into Hollywood’s version of The Struts. They’ve got a lot of chemistry and the attitude to match it. If you’re looking for something fun to listen to, this is as good as it’s going to get.