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Moby Rich
Submitted by Johan Wippsson on 2019-05-16

Los Angeles-based alternative pop duo Moby Rich—made up of Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger—reveal the video for their new single “Sabotage.”

Of the video, the duo says, “Making the ‘Sabotage’ video was nuts. Our friend, Scottie Cameron, who directed the video, was able to somehow get us up into a car hanging 15 feet off the ground and then proceed to throw all sorts of objects including a human at us. What else needs to be said.”

“Sabotage” follows Moby Rich’s 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. After joining BROODS on the Australian leg of their tour later this month, the duo will also be performing their first-ever headlining show in Los Angeles on June 26th at Resident DTLA. Tickets are available now HERE.

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.

May 21            Forum Melbourne                                           Melbourne, VIC, Australia*
May 22            Thebarton Theatre                                          Adelaide, SA, Australia*
May 28            Enmore Theatre                                              Newtown, NSW, Australia*
May 30            Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre               Brisbane, QLD, Australia*
June 1             Metropolis – Fremantle                                   Freemantle, WA, Australia*
June 26           Resident DTLA                                               Los Angeles, CA
* supporting BROODS


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