Founded in 1981 by Tom Ferris and Cal Stephenson, Moev is an electronic music group, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, that recorded on Atlantic Records, Nettwerk Records, Go! Records and Cop International. Their most successful album was Yeah Whatever in 1989, which combined dark, solemn, anthemic lyrics with disjointed beats, trickling electronics, and occasional spoken-word samples. Singles from the album include "Yeah Whatever", "Wanting", and "Crucify Me", the only lyrics to which are "Why would you / Crucify me?" (Other than alienated spoken-word samples "Properly sedated", "Take four red capsules, help is on the way" and "For the masses", which are all taken from George Lucas' 1971 film THX 1138.) "Crucify Me" went as high as number 4 in Rolling Stone Magazine Top Dance Tracks.
Over the band's lifetime, members included founding members Tom Ferris & Cal Stephenson, Kelly Cook, Dean Russell, Mark Jowett, Anthony Valcic, Madelaine Morris, Michella Arichiello, Julie Ferris and Drew Maxwell. In conjunction with Terry McBride, Jowett formed the record label Nettwerk to release the band's albums.
Sarah McLachlan sang backup on a few tracks on the Head Down album, including the tracks Head Down and Noise.
Dean Russell died in 1994. The group effectively disbanded.
In January 2007 the latest incarnation of Moev, Tom and Julie Ferris, released the single "A Thousand Lashes" from a forthcoming album "Ventilation", which was released January 19, 2010 as a download only album.
Julie and Tom Ferris are also members of the Vancouver band Lazarazu with Kevin Kane of The Grapes of Wrath.