Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance went to high school together in Vancouver, casually acquainting themselves over a shared interest in music during art class. Years later, both men moved to New York — Howie for music, Vallence for love. One day, they bumped into each other in a Lowe’s parking lot. Without any expectations, the pair decided to collaborate, forming the electronic act now known as Bob Moses.
After a string of successful singles and EPs, including Hands to Hold and Far From The Tree, Howie and Vallence signed to Domino Records last year and dropped a 12-inch shortly after. On September 18, the now Brooklyn-based duo released their debut full-length for the label, titled Days Gone By.
Days Gone By showcases Bob Moses’ alluring palette of detailed bass, light percussion, jazzy textures, and soft harmonies that elegantly contrast with melancholic lyrical subject matter. There’s a great sonic flow on the album, too, with deep tracks like “Like It or Not” and “Tearing Me Up” that bubble over with dancefloor grooves and cuts like “Talk” and “Too Much is Never Enough” that float into more ambient places.
Bob Moses are currently in the midst of an extensive world tour and make a stop at home in Vancouver for a performance at Imperial on October 14. Tickets are available online.