Monday, July 13, 2009

MOBY - NEW ALBUM ‘WAIT FOR ME’ OUT NOW

**US TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED**

"A return to form" - Rolling Stone
"Consistently melodic and compelling" – NPR All Things Considered
“His best record in 10 years” – NPR’s Bob Boilen
"Haunting" – Associated Press

#1 Most Added At AAA Radio
#1 Most Added At CMJ Top-200
#1 iTunes Electronic Album Week Of Release
#1 Amazon Electronic Album Week Of Release
#1 Amazon MP3 Album Week Of Release



Moby will tour the US this fall in support of his new album "Wait For Me." The live show, which sees Moby on guitar, piano, percussion, and occasionally singing lead, is already making waves in Europe with The UK's Evening Standard calling Moby's a "virtuoso performance" and giving the event a 4-star review. In another 4-star live review, The Guardian UK called the performance "highly entertaining" and "as much a gig for the mind as for the feet."


Joining Moby on stage are regularly collaborarating vocalists Joy Malcolm and Kelli Scarr well as an additional percussionist, bassist and violinist. This will be the first time since 2005 that Moby has toured the US with a live band.


Hailed as "his best record in 10 years" by NPR's Bob Boilen, "Wait For Me" debuted at #1 Amazon MP3 Album, #1 Amazon Electronic Album and #1 iTunes Electronic Album Charts. "Wait For Me" is currently the #1 Most Added album at AAA Radio and on the CMJ Top-200 chart.


"Wait For Me" has also met with widespread critical acclaim. Rolling Stone calls the album "a return to form" and USA Today says it's an "eerie, haunted collection of delicately atmospheric songs." Paste rated the album at 90% calling it "remarkable," and American Songwriter hails it as "a return to what he does best." The Associated Press says "Wait For Me" is "haunting…a fitting soundtrack for a David Lynch film."


Fittingly, David Lynch created the video for the album's debut track "Shot In The Back Of The Head," (viewing link below). Lynch also informed Moby's inspiration for the album during a 2008 speech at the UK's BAFTA Awards in which he stressed the importance of creativity over commerce. Moby took Lynch's message to heart, eschewing professional recording studios for his home studio and working with vocalist-friends instead of well-known pop stars. The resulting album is Moby's most personal release to date.

Check out an interview between Moby's Little Idiot and Dog here:
http://mute.edgeboss.net/qtime/mute/moby/epk_stream.mov

Shot In The Back Of The Head (video by David Lynch):



MOBY US TOUR DATES:
Sept 17 Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
Sept 18 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sept 20 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Sept 21 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Sept 24 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sept 29 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
Sept 30 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Oct 1 St. Paul, MN @ Myth
Oct 3 Houston, TX @ Warehouse
Oct 4 Dallas, TX @ Palladium
Oct 12 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Oct 14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Oct 15 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
Oct 18 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Oct 19 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

More here:
www.moby.com
www.mute.com

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