This is the third night of a run of three very special live shows at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles to debut NEW songs off of Moby’s upcoming album, ‘Innocents’, out on September, 30.
The Fonda shows, and this Livestream will be the only place to experience ‘Innocents’ live worldwide, Moby’s most collaborative effort to date.
Each show will be divided into two performances: the first half will consist of songs off of Innocents and the second half will be a mix of greatest hits from Moby’s extensive and groundbreaking catalogue including selections from Play and 18.
Throughout the three evenings Moby will be joined by some very special guests, including Skylar Grey, Cold Specs, Damien Jurado and Ingyang Bassey, all of whom feature on the new album.
Moby combines beloved buildings with their perfect musical accompaniment in a selection illustrated by New Yorker, GQ, and Wallpaper contributor Adam Simpson.
It’s the perfect time to talk to the DJ about structures: in a week in which Moby has released new album Innocents, he is currently in the middle of a residency at LA’s 1920s Fonda Theater, a venue featured on his Los Angeles architecture blog.
London-based artist Simpson has imbued today’s pictures with a sense of each corresponding track, adding a mysterious figure to add scale and a narrative. “It could be Moby, or it could be us being taken on a journey by Moby,” he says. It creates a solitary feel that matches Moby’s idea for this collaboration: “I have realised in hindsight,” says the star, “that I was imagining every building or location I picked, completely devoid of people.”
mea culpa, i’m sorry. my sad, paltry excuse: i’ve been really busy. i know, cheap and paltry.
also i haven’t been in l.a that much as of late (i’m currently in sydney, heading to singapore tomorrow. did i mention that i might actually be asleep while writing this? it’s true).
in lieu of a fully fledged architectural blog update i’m going to post a listing to the sowden house (one of the most interesting houses in the world, probably) in the hopes that someone i like buys it, as it’s near my house, and that way i will, in theory, have more friends.
if anyone is in Los Angeles in October come down to The Fonda Theatre on October 2nd or 3rd, i’m playing shows with a whole bunch of collaborators and friends including Skylar Grey, Damien Jurado and Mark Lanegan.