Innocents is a record of firsts for Moby. The first time in his career he worked with an outside producer, friend Mark “Spike” Stent, whose résumé includes Madonna, U2, Muse, Björk, and Massive Attack. In addition, this is the first time Moby has concentrated an entire album on collaborations which as well as Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips) features alt-rock legend Mark Lanegan, Cold Specks, Skylar Grey – best known for co-writing and performing on Eminem and Rihanna’s, “Love The Way You Lie;” indie-folk singer Damien Jurado, and Inyang Bassey who was the vocalist on “The Right Thing” from Destroyed.
Innocents will be available Monday, September 30th via Mute. Moby will be celebrating all week long and kicking off the week with a performance on Conan O’Brien (11 PM (EST) 10 PM (CST)) on TBS. Performing the critically acclaimed single, “The Perfect Life” live. The video for the song, featuring Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, is below.
For anyone in the Los Angeles area, Moby is playing a three-night residency at the historic Fonda Theatre. Tickets for October 2nd and October 3rd are still available but Friday, October 4th is already sold out! For those outside of Los Angeles, the show on the 4th will be streamed live via EvntLive. Lastly, Moby will also be appearing on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on Thursday, October 3rd at 11:15 AM *PST (2:15 PM EST) for a live in studio performance!
This has nothing to do with Moby's new album but interesting all the same...last Wednesday, Moby joined Peter Hook on stage at Neumos in Seattle for a three song encore of Joy Division songs. Below is an audience-filmed video for "New Dawn Fades" and the other songs performed were "Transmission" and "Ceremony".