The Gilligan Moss project is a testament to the achievements possible over a lifelong friendship and creative partnership, with bandmates Ben and Evan having met at Park West preschool in Chicago at age three. Seeing their musical brainchild come to fruition since making music together in 2015, the duo has written their own originals and remixed the works of others. The duo has toured with the likes of Glass Animals, Tourist, Toro Y Moi, and Chromeo, and have seen themselves booked on lineups of many major festivals around the country.
Lighthearted in its essence, the music they produce is joyful and built over a shared love of dance music, drawing a wide range of influences old and new. Their latest single, “The Destroyer,” is no different, emanating feelings of bliss and wonder from start to finish that earned the stamp of approval from ODESZA’s Family Foreign Collective imprint. Their talent in the studio continues to shine, as the duo weave soulful samples overtop a thumping 90’s esque J Dilla beat.
Incorporating expertly harmonized vocals, the duo shares, “The Destroyer is about shedding old habits & facing change with a sense of joy. It’s about being at the precipice of change and opening the door to new possibilities – whether that’s in a relationship or in your creative process. Change can feel like a big specter, or a big play-doh cat depending on how you look at things.”