Tom Howie and Jimmy Valance aren’t quite sandbox buddies, but they’re close to it. The pair, now known as Bob Moses, were high school buddies back in Vancouver, BC but followed independent paths into the New York music scene. Eventually, they ran into each other, and it’s a damn good thing they did. With a startling blend of lyrical depth, darkly-toned electronica, and sonic variety, Bob Moses broke new ground with their debut album, 2015’s Days Gone By.
CONVICTS caught up with the pair after their recent show at the Surf Lodge in Montauk. We got their take on sharing festival stages with their childhood idols, the unexpected root of the name Bob Moses, and the dangers of surfing.