Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Shot in the Back of the Head (Moby)

Both Stereogum and Pitchfork are showing a new Moby video, "Shot in the Back of the Head." Stereogum:

[The video features] an elliptical, somber storyline about a man in love with a disembodied head and the disembodied head who loves him. There are no words, so you'll need to pay attention to the stark, squiggly black and white imagery. It's very unlike Moby's more recent work, which is to say, it's not annoying.

Moby said more in a journal post:

the first single(if you can call an instrumental with no vocals that we're giving away for free a 'single')is called 'shot in the back of the head', and i'm happy to announce that david lynch has done the video for it. i sent him the music and said, 'please do whatever you want'. so he sat down and drew some animation that is very dark and beautiful. david lynch is my favorite film director, and i'm really happy to have him as the first video director on 'wait for me'.

So why is Moby talking about a "first single"? He also announced a new album, "wait for me," that will be released on June 30.
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