Two years after second full-length Battle Lines, Canadian duo Bob Moses (Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance) have announced the release of a new EP. Desire is out on August 28th via Domino Records. As the ideas coalesced, they realized there was a thematic through line: desire, and the ways it presents itself in our current world. “Desire can become quite destructive if you’re not self-aware. With this record, we’re trying to be self-aware by looking at our own desires and reckoning with them,” says Vallance.
“Stories about desire are timeless: Icarus flying too close to the sun and ending up falling to his death…that idea inspired the falling man on the album cover. That symbolized to us how desire can lead to a downfall.”
Howie adds, “We’ve appreciated the worlds created in concept records from bands like Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails. We thought it would be interesting to combine that kind of songwriting with the flow of modern electronic music.”
Check the official video of the first excerpt called “Desire” which features ZHU.