This past Monday, the gentlemen of Bob Moses did what many of us have been dreaming about for a year: they played a show in public.
Taking place on the lawn of Los Angeles’ iconic Griffith Observatory, the duo played a sunset set for global livestream series Cercle. Spanning their catalog including material from their 2020 LP Desire, the duo played the audience-less show with the famous Observatory (seen in films like Rebel Without a Cause and La La Land) behind them, the Hollywood sign in the fore and the sun setting on the horizon in the distance. (Watch the 80-minute set here.)
The show concludes with a socially distanced interview with Bob Moses’ Tom Howie and Jimmy Vance, who relocated to Los Angeles from their native Vancouver, by way of New York. “LA kind of brings that huge metropolis-New-York-everything-is-available vibe with the beautiful nature West Coast vibe of Vancouver,” Howie says of relocating to the City of Angels, “so that’s kind of like a combo for us, and that’s what we love about it.”
The duo also produced a yet-unreleased track, the instrumental “Griffith,” for the event.
Since launching in 2016, Paris-based Cercle has hosted livestream sets from stunning (and sometimes famous) locations, including a Bolivian salt flat, the Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées, the French Alps and the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. “We are quite choosy on the location. We have to say no to a lot of locations,” Cercle’s head of communication Pol Souchier told Billboard in 2019.
Watch the full performance here.
— Bob Moses (@Bobmosesmusic) March 24, 2021