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Moxi

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
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Aug
19
Moxi @ The Echo

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

Feb
13
Moxi @ The Hotel Cafe

LOS ANGELES, California, United States

LOS ANGELES, California, United States

Sep
07
Moxi @ The Hotel Cafe

LOS ANGELES, California, United States

LOS ANGELES, California, United States

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Music

Press


Los Angeles duo Moxi just released a series of summer singles, and today we're excited to premiere its second offering. "Missing Piece" is a primo sunny jam, soaring with Anna Nelson's dreamy vocals and rounded out with Andy Toy's shimmering synth hooks. Stream the uplifting track above.

"'Missing Piece' feels in many ways like our red-headed stepchild that we never knew what to do with, but have now come to love," Nelson admits. "We weren't even planning on recording it until we tried playing it live and it soon became one of our fan favorites. Both the lyrics and music are fun, upbeat, and happy (the opposite of almost every other song we've written), which is partly due to our collaboration with our good friends and talented songwriters Vince Pizzinga and Bobby Hartry. We love 'Missing Piece' because it's quirky and dancey, and a ton of fun to play live, and mostly, because it's about our cat." - Pure Volume


“Over thumping drums and a sparkling array of electronic textures, Anna Nelson's vocals are so dreamy and alluring you'll want to be the one to save her when its all said and done” - Crayon Beats


“In My Dreams is good stuff that caught me off guard because I was thinking she was just another girl with a guitar. Instead she's dramatic and dreamy and her songs are easy to get lost in. It's an impressive effort all around and the fifth song, "Mystery," is worth the price of the single alone.” - The Pop Stereo


“Well written/performed pop music with an artistic presence & ever so gentle touches of electronic mixed in for flavor” - Rock n Roll Experience


“The stark black and white imagery that accompanies Los Angeles-based singer Anna Nelson (aka Moxi) in her new video for “Terrible Disguise” stands in sharp contrast to the song’s lush synth backdrop and subtly distorted beats. Nelson’s distinctive soprano seems to float above the instrumentation and playfully swoops through the notes like an acrobat, weaving between the sounds from the vintage keyboards and her signature omnichord strums. ” - Beats Per Minute


“In Moxi’s case there’s no big label endorsed policy of smoke and mirrors, just a great talent and proof that pop music can be intelligent as well as commercially appealing.” - Von Pip Musical Express


“Wide awake, “In My Dreams” opens the record with a surprising hook. A piano driven track, it’s got a powerful vocal performance that drives the song into your memory.” - Golden Mixtape


“Her soprano pop vocals float effortlessly over big keys and celestial electronic soundscapes. Whether she’s wistfully singing about the sadness of change, secret admirers, or seeking love, it’s like a dream.” - Crayon Beats


“A solid dose of adept pop songwriting make ‘Terrible Disguise’ an excellent intro to the duo.” - Blah Blah Blah Science


“wistful intelligent pop with dreamy electronic flourishes, rather like a vintage keyboard lovin’ Kathleen Edwards, which has subtly, depth and one would imagine broad appeal.” - Von Pip Musical Express


“Artist to watch! Meet Anna Nelson AKA Moxi, a Los Angeles-based singer and performer whose floating soundscape of vintage keyboards, big backbeats, and signature Omnichord strums are quickly brewing a buzz.” - Bigger Than Beyonce


“While today’s pop music seems convoluted, Moxi certainly has that moxie to stand on their own.” - The Owl Mag


“Moxi was mixing raw vocal talent with an ambient upbeat sound that just made sense....this lady is going places.” - Music In Press


Discography

In My Dreams
Released via CatBeach Music (CBM103)
February 12, 2013
1. In My Dreams
2. Terrible Disguise
3. Say
4. Taking Over
5. Mystery
6. In Between

Moxi had Top 30 CMJ Chart support with the songs In My Dreams, Mystery and Terrible Disguise.


Through The Dark
Released via CatBeach Music (CBM129)
February 10, 2015
1. Clouder
2. Save Me
3. Missing Piece
4. Closer
5. Hold Me
6. Through The Dark




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Bio

"Moxi mixes raw vocal talent with an
ambient upbeat sound that just makes sense....this band is going places."
 
-Megan Harvey - Music In Press


Introducing Moxi, a Los Angeles based indie pop outfit built upon the
dreamy, ethereal vocals of Anna Toy and surrounded by the moody, atmospheric
keyboards of Andy Toy. Drawing on elements from pop, classic cinema, and 80's
new wave, Moxi presents Anna's distinct vocals against a backdrop of dark
electronic textures, innovative guitar sonics and enigmatic, dream pop
melodies. 


Moxi’s upcoming EP Figures Bathed in Light is produced by Emmy Award-winning songwriter Bobby Hartry and
mixed by Bryan Cook (Radiohead, Beck). The six-song release is the result of a
writing retreat to a cabin in the desolate mountains of Big Bear. This weekend
of escapism was the catalyst for all creativity on the record. The duo's
isolation during this time forced them to confront life altering experiences
they faced fueling an EP filled with spiritual reflection, conquering life's
demons and facing the dark as well as the light.


Title track “Figures Bathed in Light” was conceived after the
couple escaped a near-fatal car crash. This life threatening
experience empowered them with a wealth of creative energy and the need to
create art to immortalize the new found hope they had following this
encounter.   Anna Toy explains, "our inspiration comes from a myriad of
sources and ideas, but the underlying themes come from our emotional response
to art and life experience”. The track highlights the band's dreamy, floating
quality of music and fascination with the supernatural. "Behind all the
drifting soundscapes, I always build a violence and tension into the music,
even if it’s not overtly present at first”, admits Andy. “Like in all of our songs, we
bring all of these elements together in a way that is hopefully relatable and
memorable because ultimately, we want people to feel understood through our
music.”


Moxi’s successes to date include sharing the stage with bands such
as Sir Sly, Wildcat! Wildcat and Gungor among others. Moxi has
also received numerous TV placements and global favor, being
featured on shows such as Keeping Up With the Kardashians, The Young
and the Restless
, I Am Cait, Total Divas, and Made in
Chelsea
. With over a million hits on Spotify, Moxi are ready for their
next endeavor with Figures Bathed In Light due for release August 18. Moxi is an indie pop duo from Los Angeles, CA, built on the dreamy vocals of Anna Nelson and surrounded by the moody, atmospheric keyboards of Andy Toy.  Drawing on elements from pop, classic cinema, and 80's new wave, Moxi sets Nelson's distinct vocals on a backdrop of big drums and electronic textures.  

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