Earlier this month, 90’s alternative rock band Moist released their new single “Mechanical”, and it has been winning praise from fans and critics alike.
Moist may have been on hiatus for twelve years from 2001 to 2013, but the new single proves that the Juno award winning band has picked up right where they left off.
“Mechanical” is a song for a new era, but still manages to have that classic Moist sound. It harnesses the urgency of “Push”, a single from Silver, the first Moist album.
In the press release announcing their reunion, Moist proclaimed “Call it nostalgia. Call it a reunion tour. Call it whatever you like. We’re calling it a chance to have a whole hell of a lot of fun with each other.” You can definitely hear the guys having fun in the new single!
On May 15th, Moist tweeted “Excited to announce we have signed with Universal Music, new single Mechanical on radio and iTunes next week!” with the single released on May 23rd.
Moist met and formed in Vancouver, but four of the members have Kingston connections that range from attending Queen‘s University to having grown up in the Kingston region.
Singer David Usher and keyboardist Kevin Young were both raised in Kingston, while bass player Jeff Pearce grew up nearby on Amherst Island. Pearce met guitarist Mark Makowy while studying Film at Queen’s University and Kevin Young also studied at Queen’s.
Moist formed in 1992. Their first album Silver was released independently in 1994. The band followed up with Creature in 1996 and Mercedes Five & Dime in 1999. All albums went platinum.
In a Twitter conversation with Kingston alternative rock radio station 98.9 The Drive, Moist said they’d love to play a live show at the station, although currently they are “geographically challenged” as band members are spread between cities at the moment.
Right now you can hear and rate Mechanical on The Drive’s website (at the bottom).