With a heart filled with passion and a head full of stories, Rob Moir continues to deliver his most unique music to date. After 5 years fronting the Toronto indie-punk band Dead Letter Dept. Rob has hit the pavement for the last 2 years with his first solo venture.
In the vein of timeless artists like Bruce Springsteen and Jeff Tweedy, Rob's songs are provocative, simple and honest. He’s shared the stage with fellow alt-folk artists such as Frightened Rabbit, Frank Turner and Sean Rowe. With past solo performances at NXNE 2011, CMW 2012 and multiple successful tours in Canada, Europe, UK and USA , Rob has proven his ability to silence rowdy audiences with his intimate performances, witty humour, and captivating stage presence. Perpetually on the lonesome road, he has been quietly building an international audience for himself.
Working again with long time producer Lynne Dubuc out of Toronto & London, Ontario studios: The result is an eclectic full length record titled, Places To Die (Underground Operations/Northern Americas, distributed by Universal Music). The 10 song effort is a confident and genre crossing selection of songwriting. An exciting step in new territory, both lyrically and sonically for Rob.
Jumping straight in with the lead-off single "Places To Die (Before You See The world)" the opener stomps and punches with big choruses. It's upfront lyrical theme protests not wanting to spend his last moments in miserable places such as a prison cell or factory; to an emphasis of not wanting to die in a hospital, which is sung sincerely and direct.
Further down the track listing victory is found on the hopeful "Love Will Cure Us All", balanced by the Elliot Smith-esque track "The Fear", and the heartbreak travelogue themes captured in the striped down "Cold". The album closer "Crow Stew" is a bluesier barn burner completing a collection of songs intended to be experienced from cover to cover.
The result of strong and versatile material found on Places To Die promises to expand Rob Moir's audience as he continues to perform it's songs across the world, making fans the old fashion way, one dedicated believer at a time.