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Rock N' Roll Dreamers Mickey Only Have Eyes "For You"

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on May 23, 2011 7:20PM

Mickeyband_RobKarlic.jpg Excitable, manic local rockers Mickey are set to release Hozac records full-length debut at the label's upcoming Blackout Fest , set to take place May 27 and 28. The release of Rock N' Roll Dreamer will no doubt be a highlight for garage-glam fans attending the two-day music festival.

Over the weekend, Hozac released an advance MP3 of Dreamer track "For You," which you can download below. Like the material from last year's self-released, self-titled cassette, "For You" is hook-filled, versed in rock tradition (are those strings we're hearing?) without being derivative, and filled with passion bordering on psychosis.

In layman's terms, it rocks, sounding a cross between Mott The Hoople and The Shangri-Las, with a fistful of distortion for good measure. "For You" is what rock n' roll dreams are made of.

MP3: Mickey "For You"

Check out a video for "Electric Dreams," from last year's Mickey cassette.

Mickey plays Friday, May 27, at the Hozac Blackout Fest at Velvet Perenium, 2515 N Milwaukee, $20 for Friday, $30 for Saturday