Bob Moses, a GRAMMY® Award-winning duet, and Kasablancacollaborate on a new song called “Afterglow.” The music video for “Afterglow,” a club hit through and through, was filmed and directed by Black Lake (Khalid, Bassnectar, Jhené Aiko).
A few months back, we met up with the Kasablanca guys at our studio in LA. We’d just finished The Silence in Between and didn’t have any plans to jump back into finishing new music so quickly. It was a very creative couple days and the end result was ‘Afterglow’. We’ve been testing it out it in our club sets over the last month to great reactions and we’re stoked to get it out into the world. – Bob Moses
“Afterglow” comes after the release of Bob Moses’ most recent album, The Silence in Between, which includes the moody and erratic track “Love Brand New,” which peaked at No. 1 on the Alternative radio chart and shows Bob Moses drawing on their abiding love of ’90s alt-rock and unconventional dance music. The Nine-Inch Nails-inspired song is a dark, brooding slow build that pulses with melancholy longing, growls power riffs, and displays a darker sound for the duo, according to Billboard. Bob Moses recently collaborated on a “Love Brand New” Remix with Vintage Culture and the track “Why Can’t You Wait” with The Chainsmokers.
Along with “Love Brand New,” The Silence in Between includes singles like “Time And Time Again” (a November release accompanied by a spellbinding video); “Never Ending” (praised by the likes of Clash, who hailed it as “indicative of the pair’s creative passions, blending ethereal electronics with the subtle use of club tropes”), and “Hanging On” (a heavy-hearted but life-affirming anthem). The album, which follows their JUNO Award-nominated 2020 project Desire, is Bob Moses’ first full-length since signing to Astralwerks in a novel global partnership with Astralwerks and Domino Recording Co. It also serves as their first full-length since 2018’s Battle Lines (which featured the hit single “Back Down”). The group’s dynamic discography also includes their critically acclaimed debut album Days Gone By, which was released in 2015. It featured highlights like “Tearing Me Up,” a Top 15 US Alternative radio hit that was nominated for two GRAMMY® Awards and won in the category of Best Remix Recording thanks to a remix by RAC (Non-Classical).
Bob Moses have received a ton of praise for their transcendent fusion of dance music and intense pop since their formation in New York City in 2012. Made up of Vancouver-bred musicians/producers Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance, the Los Angeles-based duo kicked off a 25-date North American headlining tour in March which included sold out dates at The Greek Theatre in LA and Brooklyn Mirage along with a performance at Lollapalooza. Bob Moses have established themselves with their passionate, brooding interpretation of the house/pop mashup that is so well-liked by live audiences, claims Consequence. While their live performance and (lead single) “Love Brand New” continue to uphold their illustrious live act reputation, they are proving their longevity. The band is currently on tour overseas and will return to the US and Europe for additional dates later year.
With their debut “Human Learning” EP, Kasablanca blurred the lines between progressive and melodic techno. They then stormed the scene in November 2020 with a 6-track electronic masterpiece published on Armada’s Electronic Elements. Little is known about Kasablanca, a self-described “audio-visual experience,” other than the fact that it is the stage name of two seasoned producers. Tracks from their debut EP, “Human Learning,” which combines genres and inspirations from artists like Rufus De Soul, Eric Prydz & ARTBAT with the attitude of groups like Justice and Kavinsky, have received support from both underground and large stage DJs worldwide. In the same year, Kasablanca and Lane 8 also worked together on the hugely popular tune “Run,” which amassed over 30 million streams and earned them the coveted #1 radio position on SiriusXM’s BPM station. With recent appearances at Bonnaroo, EDC Las Vegas, and dozens more across North America, although the identity of Kasblanca may be hidden, you can expect their signature sounds to be heard in underground clubs and main stages around the globe in 2022.