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Bob Moses – Hanging On Live

Bob Moses shared a live performance video of their track “Hanging On.” Filmed in Hollywood, “Hanging On” is the fourth single released from the GRAMMY Award-winning duo’s new album The Silence in Between, out now via Astralwerks/Domino Recordings Co. Watch HERE.

“Hanging On” perfectly reflects the album’s duality of darkness and light, abounding in luminous melodies and effervescent rhythms even as Bob Moses (comprised of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance) speak to a certain weariness at the world around them (e.g., “If everybody’s ruthless, I don’t know where we go”). “When there’s so much negativity and uncertainty, you’ve got to find a way to push through, because otherwise, everything crumbles into nihilism,” says Vallance. “That song came from asking ourselves, ‘Who do we put our faith in now?’, and then realizing that we had faith in each other and in our band. That’s what helped us to hang on.”

Last week, Bob Moses released their inaugural Spotify Singles recordings which include a re-work of their original song “Back to You” as well as a cover of INXS‘ “Need You Tonight.”

Recorded in Los Angeles, Side A is a slower, stripped-down take on the unabashedly poppy original “Back to You.” The new recording highlights the band’s ability to express feelings of longing and melancholy in a light, danceable track. Side B is a cover of INXS’ hit “Need You Tonight,” which brings an electronic flare to the classic funk-rock song.

Bob Moses‘ first full-length since signing to Astralwerks in a unique global partnership with Domino Recording Co., The Silence in Between is the latest body of work in a dynamic catalog that also includes their acclaimed debut album Days Gone By, a 2015 release featuring such standouts as “Tearing Me Up,” a Top 15 US Alternative radio hit nominated for two GRAMMY Awards, with a remix from RAC winning in the category of Best Remix Recording (Non-Classical).Their recent single, ”Love Brand New,“ is already a Top 5 hit on the Alternative Airplay chart and finds Bob Moses tapping into their deep-rooted love for ’90s alt-rock and left-of-center dance music. Billboard said: “the Nine-Inch Nails-influenced single is a dark, brooding slow build that pulsates with moody lust, growls power riffs and shows off a heavier sound for the duo.” Bob Moses are currently on a 25-date North American headlining tour, which will continue through May 21 in Vancouver with stops at such iconic venues as The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and The Warfield in San Francisco.

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Bob Moses Announces New Album

GRAMMY® Award-winning duo Bob Moses have announced the upcoming release of their highly anticipated third album, The Silence in Between. Due out March 4, The Silence in Between will mark the Los Angeles-based band’s first release since signing to Astralwerks in a unique global partnership with Domino Recording Co. In celebration of the album announcement, Bob Moses have also shared their exhilarating new single “Love Brand New.

One of the most anthemic moments on The Silence in Between, “Love Brand New” finds Vancouver-bred musicians/producers Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance tapping into their deep-rooted love for ’90s alt-rock and left-of-center dance music. Written with Michel Zitron and John Martin (a Swedish production duo known for their work with the likes of Avicii and Swedish House Mafia), the track encompasses a glorious collision of moody guitar tones, mercurial textures, and wildly propulsive beats as Bob Moses channel the dizzying euphoria of new romance. Billboard declares, “Love Brand New” is a dark, brooding slow build that pulsates with moody lust, growls power riffs and shows off a heavier sound for the duo.”

“‘Love Brand New’ is about being newly in love and trying not to lose yourself as you navigate the world feeling as though you’re seeing everything for the first time, as if it’s brand new,” Bob Moses reveal. “It was written with our friends Michel Zitron and John Martin and started in L.A. just before Coachella in 2019. We knew there was something there, but touring intervened. We finally got back to it in 2020, and it became one of the first finished for our new album. We shot the video in a freezing warehouse in Montreal this past December — we look warm though.”

Directed by photographer/director Adrian Villagomez and Derek Branscombe, the video for “Love Brand New” unfolds as Bob Moses deliver a frenetic performance within that warehouse, fully embodying the track’s explosive vitality. Meanwhile, the intimately shot visual cycles through a series of tender vignettes featuring an eclectic cast of characters from all walks of life. The result is a gorgeously cinematic piece, at turns electrifying and profoundly moving.

Also featuring their recent single “Time And Time Again (a November release accompanied by a spellbinding video), The Silence in Between follows Bob Moses’ JUNO Award-nominated 2020 project Desire and marks their first full-length since Battle Lines (a 2018 effort featuring the hit single “Back Down”). The duo’s past efforts also include their 2015 debut album Days Gone By, featuring such standouts as “Tearing Me Up” — a top 15 US Alternative radio hit nominated for two GRAMMY® Awards, with a remix from RAC winning in the category of Best Remix Recording (Non-Classical). As their boldest and most viscerally charged output to date, The Silence in Between amplifies the unbridled energy that’s made Bob Moses a repeat winner of Resident Advisor’s Best Live Act prize.

Soon after the arrival of The Silence in Between, Bob Moses will embark on a headlining tour of North America. Kicking off on March 20 in Tucson, Arizona, the 25-date run will continue through May 21 in Vancouver, with stops at such iconic venues as The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and The Warfield in San Francisco. Later this year, Bob Moses will head overseas for tour dates at Melkweg in Amsterdam and KOKO in London. See below for the full itinerary.

Tour dates for Bob Moses

March 20 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre*

March 21 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren*

March 22 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater*

March 24 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater* 

March 25 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall*

March 26 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall*

March 28 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse*

March 30 Washington, DC 9:30 Club*

March 31 Richmond, VA The National*

April 2 Brooklyn, NY Great Hall at Avant Gardner*

April 5 Boston, MA Big Night Live*

April 7 Toronto, ON History*

April 8 Montreal, QC Mtelus*

April 9 Ithaca, NY State Theatre*

April 10 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE*

April 12 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall*

April 13 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre*

April 14 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue*

April 15 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater*

April 16 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre*

May 12 San Francisco, CA The Warfield~

May 13 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre^

May 19 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom~

May 20 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo~

May 21 Vancouver, BC Malkin Bowl~

Nov 8 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg

Nov 16 London, UK KOKO

* Support from Amtrac

~ Support TSHA

^ Support from Jon Hopkins 

ABOUT BOB MOSES

Since forming in New York City in 2012, Bob Moses have earned massive acclaim for their transcendent blend of house music and emotionally charged pop. Made up of Vancouver-bred musicians/producers Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance, the Los Angeles-based duo delivered their debut album Days Gone By in 2015 and immediately drew praise from tastemaking outlets like Mixmag (who stated that “[i]t’s hard to think of anyone who walks the line between electro-pop and deep dancefloor grooves quite as coolly as Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance”). Days Gone By featured such standouts as “Tearing Me Up”: an intensely poignant track nominated for two GRAMMY® Awards, with a remix from RAC winning in the category of Best Remix Recording (Non-Classical). In 2018, Bob Moses returned with Battle Lines, which featured the hit single “Back Down” and led to a performance on “Ellen.” Hailed by The Line of Best Fit as “versatile, dynamic party music, made by masters of their craft,” Battle Lines also landed on Billboard’s Best Electronic Albums of 2018 list. The duo’s most recent triumphs include 2019’s Unplugged EP, Falling into Focus – Live 2020 (a concert film documenting an hour-long set performed at an abandoned radio tower in Topanga, California), and Desire (a JUNO Award-nominated 2020 project that PopMatters lauded as “exceptional, its classic trance rhythms crafted with a sense of multidimensionality”). A longtime festival favorite, Bob Moses have also repeatedly claimed the Best Live Act title from Resident Advisor, appearing at leading festivals like Coachella, TomorrowWorld, Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival, and Bonnaroo. Newly signed to Astralwerks in partnership with Domino Recordings, the duo will release their highly anticipated third album The Silence in Between on March 4

Bob Moses illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Bob Moses

Los Angeles Tourism Invites Visitors to #StartYourComeback, Partners with Cercle for a Livestream Set Featuring Bob Moses from the Iconic Griffith Observatory

The “magic hour” timed show happens March 22 and will be available worldwide on Facebook Live and Twitch

Los Angeles is starting its comeback, having moved to the state’s less restrictive red tier which allows the safe reopening of museums, indoor dining, theme parks, and outdoor live events including spectator sports, with appropriate capacity controls and safety protocols. Now, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board is inspiring lovers of L.A. to start their comeback, whenever they are ready, in a new partnership certain to stir wanderlust. To keep Los Angeles top of mind with visitors sonically and visually, Los Angeles Tourism has partnered with Cercle, known for their jaw-dropping musical live streams from UNESCO World Heritage sites and other cultural icons across the globe. L.A.-based, Grammy-winning electronic duo Bob Moses will perform a live stream, sunset set from the iconic Griffith Observatory on Monday, March 22, beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST. While there will be no audience present, the show is viewable on screens worldwide via Cercle’s Facebook LiveTwitch, and Oculus.

The collaboration kicks off Los Angeles Tourism’s new multi-month, phased effort to inspire visitors to #StartYourComeback. To help plan a future vacation, Los Angeles Tourism has aggregated more than 100 special offers from hotels, restaurants and more, available here.

“Through our partnership with Cercle, we’re inviting people to come back to a sense of wonder, to come back to a spirit of possibility. We have the opportunity to inspire with a dazzling magic hour, our iconic Griffith Observatory and the twinkling lights of the city’s skyline, all the while reminding visitors that L.A. is starting its comeback and we look forward to welcoming them back to L.A. when they are ready,” said Don Skeoch, Los Angeles Tourism’s Chief Marketing Officer.

“We call Los Angeles home, and we’re honored to bring L.A. to the world through this partnership with Cercle, which allows us to perform at the iconic Griffith Observatory during sunset. We’re ready for a magical show,” stated Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance of Bob Moses.

Derek Barbolla, Founder and CEO of Cercle added, “We’ve dreamt of hosting a show in Los Angeles at the Griffith Observatory for years now, and it’s incredibly special that this will soon become a reality. We know our fans will love seeing L.A. through our lens and will want to get back to L.A. – or discover it for the first time – after the show. We’re happy to safely bring a taste of the city to Cercle fans around the world.”

To learn more, visit @discoverla on TwitterInstagram, or Facebook. Visitors are encouraged to #TravelResponsibly and follow all guidance from Los Angeles County Public Health.