Posts Tagged ‘indie dance’
New York/Vancouver indie dance act Bob Moses is a duo: Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance. Although they went to the same high school in hometown Vancouver, back then they didn’t really hang out together. After graduating, they both separately went to New York to start a music career. New York is a tough place to make it and both of them struggled. Then one day, Howie and Vallance accidentally ran into each other and decided to work on music together. Bob Moses was born!
I chatted with a very tired but friendly Tom and Jimmy in a swank Vancouver hotel Business Centre while the guys waited for their hotel rooms to be ready. (I think they were ready for a pre-show nap.)
Which member of Bob Moses walked out of an orgy? Which Bob Moses track samples an obscure bangra song? What dark secrets do Jimmy and Tom know about each other that not even their girlfriends know? Who showed Bob Moses the Bobby Bland track they eventually covered? What metal bands are the two of them banging their heads to in the studio (when they need a break from electronic music)? How did Tom and Jimmy react when VICE said they sounded like “a tranqued Chris Martin” (from Coldplay)? Why do Jimmy and Tom sometimes hate on rapper G-Eazy? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Tracks played on the show…
1) Bob Moses, Days Gone By (2015) “Tearing Me Up”
2) Bob Moses, Days Gone By (2015) “Talk”
3) Bob Moses, First to Cry EP (2014) “I Ain’t Gonna Be the First to Cry” (Bobby Bland cover) **
4) Bob Moses, Days Gone By: Never Enough Edition (2016) “Before I Fall” (acoustic version) (mp3)
5) Bob Moses, Days Gone By (2015) “Touch and Go”
All songs CANCON, except **
You can also check out the radio edit of the show, if you need all your hang sessions to clock in under 30 minutes.
One of my favorite indie dance bands right now is called RÜFÜS or RÜFÜS DU SOL. The name of the band depends on where you live. I hung out with the three Aussies (Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt) who make up RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL in a dark alley behind the venue while they waited for opening act and Aussie pals Hermitude to finish.
What’s the deal with the two band names? What strange connection does RÜFÜS DU SOL have to singer Rufus Wainwright? Which RÜFÜS DU SOL track was born one night trying to make something that sounded like Booka Shade and Trentemøller? Where was the craziest place the boys have partied in Berlin? Which band member sleepwalks? What advice do the boys have for my interview style? Which member of the band owes everyone drinks? Listen to find out.
Tracks played on the show…
1) RÜFÜS DU SOL, Atlas (2013) “Desert Night”
2) RÜFÜS DU SOL, Atlas (2013) “Modest Life” (mp3)
3) RÜFÜS DU SOL, RÜFÜS EP (2011) “We Left”
4) RÜFÜS DU SOL, Atlas (2013) “We Left (Night Version)” (mp3)
5) RÜFÜS DU SOL, Atlas (2013) “Sundream”
NO SONGS CANCON
These three amigos aka Rufus or Rufus Du Sol are back in Vancouver this week, Thursday, November 24, 2016, at the Imperial with Kllo and Yuma X. See you there!