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NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 14th – Alt-pop duo Moby Rich teams up with singer/songwriter Matt Maeson for an acoustic version of their breakout hit, “Yoko Ono,” out today—listen BELOW!

Released in 2018, their debut single, “Yoko Ono,” has amassed nearly six million Spotify streams to date and received praise from Noisey, Alternative Press and more. The track was recently featured in a pivotal scene of Netflix’s critically acclaimed original series, Atypical, drawing an emotional reaction from fans.

Of the new stripped back version of the song, Moby Rich says, “We were so fortunate to have ‘Yoko Ono’ be in Atypical and have the show give our song a new breath of life. When that happened, we really felt like it was the perfect time to strip the song back and give our fans a more intimate version. To make it even better, our friend and very talented artist Matt Maeson has always been a fan of the song, so we asked him to be a part of it, and he added a killer new layer to the song. It came together really quickly, and we’re so excited for everybody to hear it.”

“Yoko Ono” (Acoustic) arrives on the heels of Moby Rich’s latest single, “Loser,” which is featured in the latest installment of filmmaker Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The Scottie Cameron-directed video also includes a special cameo from the iconic Jay and Silent Bob, which Funny Or Die praises, saying, “‘Loser’ is the kind of clappy, hooky tune at which we challenge your face and earholes not to smile or at the very least get your feet tip tapping.” Next month, Moby Rich will perform a headline show at San Diego’s Voodoo Room on March 5th, followed by a performance at Phoeni’s M3F Fest on March 6th.

Stay tuned for more new music from Moby Rich in 2020!

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. Following an Australian tour with Broods, the duo released their follow up, Our First Second EP, in June 2019, which includes “Oil Spill” and “Sabotage.” Hot on the heels of a North American tour with Matt Maeson last fall, the duo dropped their empowering anthem, “Loser.”

February 14, 2020 2:02pm ET by Republic Records  


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