Shake It with Bob Moses on Friday Night at Terminal 5September 29th, 2016
While Tom Howie (vocals and guitar) and Jimmy Vallance (keyboards) were friendly during high school in Vancouver, B.C., it wasn’t until they separately moved to Brooklyn and had a chance encounter—each had studio space across a parking lot from the other—that they bonded over things like similar tastes in music, grunge, punk and electronic, and being two Canadian kids in a foreign country. Thanks to the former, they got into a studio together, and it felt natural from the start. As Bob Moses (above, doing “Tearing Me Up” on The Ellen Degeneres Show), the two gained some attention for a pair of EPs, with what AllMusic called “a sound that falls in the wistful sweet spot between New Order and James Blake”. And their full-length debut, Days Gone By (steam it below), came out last September, “blending smoky vocals with catchy guitar hooks and sedative deep house rhythms. It’s an entrancing combination, and one that translates exceedingly well into the live performance realm,” according to Billboard. “The duo has the authenticity to appease genre purists, yet the lyrical depth to attract non-electronic fans.” Bob Moses have quickly won over audiences across the country, and you can get your weekend started right when they play Terminal 5 tomorrow night.