From humble punk beginnings to global festival headliner, Moby is easily one of the most recognizable faces in electronic music. In addition to being a platinum selling artist/producer, Moby is also a seasoned photographer and a multi-instrumentalist. He's an advocate for animal rights and a devout vegan. The guy is one cool dude.
Moby is back with his eleventh studio album, Innocents (Mute). Following a move from New York to Los Angeles, he recorded most of the instrumentation himself. He also collaborated with a list of relatively known singers including Mark Lanegan, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, Cold Specks, Skylar Grey, and Damien Jurado. The result is a multi-layered production of both deep emotion and huge sonics.
The album will be promoted by a three date tour in Los Angeles. Yes, just 3 live shows will make up all the touring for Innocents. Oct 2, 3 and 4 will see Moby perfoming three hour sets at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Each show will be performed in two parts with the first half featuring songs from the new album and the second half being a "greatest hits" set.
Moby recently visited Amoeba Hollywood to do a little record shopping. He is pretty eclectic when it comes to listening to music. From blues to R&B to experimental, it's all here. Some might be surprised to learn that Moby is well versed in the genres of punk and hardcore. He picks up X's Wild Gift and says it's in the top five best LA records ever made. He also picks up Bad Brains' first album to replace his cassette copy. He tells a great story about his first time going to a concert on a school night at Madison Square Garden as a kid! Lucky kid. Congrats to Moby on his latest record and thanks for another memorable WIMB! Enjoy.