Bob Moses are in no position to ‘Back Down’ any time soon


By now you know the deal: Bob Moses isn’t a dude, they’re a duo. And neither dude is named Bob or Moses.

Though now they call Los Angeles home, the Vancouver-bred pair of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance are the Canadian city’s finest duo since the Sedin twins, and are set to release sophomore album Battle Lines on September 14 on Domino. Relative to our interests are two main points: Bob Moses recently dropped a new track, a slick electronic-pop bop called “Back Down”, and their fall North American tour lands them at The Paradise Rock Club in Boston on October 9.

But all momentum swings to the release of Battle Lines, because we’re relating to the vibes the LP is emitting. “This record is about the battles and struggles we all live through,” the duo state in a press release. “Battles within ourselves, battles with and within our society, battles between each other, with our loved ones, battles between ideologies. It’s also about struggling to identify where those battles lines start and end, and what within us and within our environments cause these struggles, and ultimately cause our suffering. It’s also about the struggle to reconcile with those things, somehow.”


The world’s a crazy place, and there’s a lot going on. Take a stance of never backing down via “Back Down” below, and check all the Bob Moses live dates after the jump.

Featured image by Zackery Michael.


Bob Moses 2018 Live Dates:
September 15: Ensenada, Mexico Guadalupe Valley Wine, Food & Music Festival
September 21: Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
September 22: Oakland, CA Fox Theater
September 24: Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
September 25: Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
September 26: Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre
September 27: Boise, ID Knitting Factory
September 28: Salt Lake City, UT The Metro
September 29: Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
September 30: San Diego, CA CRSSD Festival
October 2: Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
October 3: Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
October 4: Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
October 5: Las Vegas, NV Encore Beach Club
October 6: Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
October 7: Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
October 9: Boston, MA Paradise
October 10: Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
October 11: Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
October 12: New York, NY Brooklyn Steel
October 15: Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
October 16: Atlanta, GA Terminal West
October 17: New Orleans, LA Republic
October 18: Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
October 19: Austin, TX Emo’s
October 20: Dallas, TX Trees
October 23: El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
October 24: Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf
October 25: Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
November 2: Mexico City, Mexico Auditorio Blackberry
November 16: Los Angeles, CA The Palladium