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Moby Rich
Submitted by Johan Wippsson on 2019-05-03

Today, Los Angeles-based alternative pop duo Moby Rich—made up of Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger—release their new single “Sabotage.” The song follows their 2018 breakout track “Yoko Ono,” which has over 1.5 million Spotify streams to date and received praise from Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1, triple j, Noisey, The Line Of Best Fit and more.


Of “Sabotage,” Connor says, “We wrote ‘Sabotage’ because its fucking true. We constantly mess things up for ourselves. Fear turned fate, even. Life is already difficult just trying to cope, then we allow ourselves the room to fuck it up even more. Maxwell and I try to find topics that we both agree with, and this one was a no brainer.”

Maxwell chimes in saying, “Self-sabotaging is a universal thing that everybody goes through in their own way. We feel like it’s been such a defining thing in our own lives that writing about it came so naturally.”

Moby Rich also announce their first-ever headlining show in Los Angeles on June 26th at Resident DTLA. Tickets are available today at 1:00pm ET/10:00am PT HERE!

Their 2018 debut, Our First EP, has amassed 1.5 million Spotify streams and counting. Stay tuned for more new music from Moby Rich this summer!

LA two-piece Moby Rich turn melancholy song craft into bold, pop hooks and visuals. The pair—Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger—relocated to LA in 2015 from Indianapolis and Atlanta respectively in search of, well, anything. In a moment of synergy, Connor began attending open mic nights around the town in which Maxwell was living. The pair serendipitously met, began writing together, and realized an identifiable sound between the two them. Writing the majority of their tracks on acoustic guitar, they sing every song in unison, a sort of whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-parts attitude, which speaks volumes of their close, almost twin-like, friendship. The first insight into Moby Rich’s unique sound comes in the shape of their 2018 breakout hit, “Yoko Ono,” a melancholy pop banger that combines the euphoria of early MGMT with the laidback beat making of N.E.R.D, which was featured on their debut, Our First EP. Their new single, “Sabotage,” is a hands-aloft ode to fucking up royally; a cathartic anthem for a generation faced with obstacles. “Sabotage” sets the stage for Moby Rich’s upcoming project to be released this summer.


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