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Moby Teams With David Lynch For "Shot In The Back of The Head"

April 15, 2009 3:53 PM ET

Since it's the dreaded Tax Day, here's a little something to cheer you up: the new David Lynch-directed video for Moby's instrumental "Shot in the Back of the Head," from his upcoming album Wait For Me that's due June 30th. Yes, we're joking about the cheering (note the song's title: the video is literal), but the clip is kind of spectacular. Although the video is animated, the style is trademark Lynch — it looks like an eight-year-old in art class stuck with only black and gray crayons attempted to storyboard Eraserhead. It's interesting that Lynch only needed three minutes and 16 seconds to produce something even more perplexing than Lost Highway.

For those who enjoy the song — a dreamy, atmospheric departure from the disco-boogie of last year's Last Night — but prefer listening to their Moby with a romantic comedy to stare at, he's got you covered: "Shot in the Back of the Head" is available as a free MP3 download at Moby's official Website now. Shockingly, this is the second time this month that we're mentioning Moby and David Lynch in the same sentence: Moby played Lynch's transcendental meditation Change Begins Within benefit where Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited earlier this month.

What's next for the pair? Lynch has already cast musicians like Sting (Dune), David Bowie and Chris Isaak (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me) and Billy Ray Cyrus (Mulholland Drive) in films, maybe it's Moby's turn to help baffle moviegoers. He did recently play "a douche bag," as he put it, in vampire flick Suck. Watch Lynch and Moby chat over at Social Cache.

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