By Jeremy Medina
Updated April 14, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Don’t call it a comeback. Actually, yes, let’s call it a comeback: Today, Moby released a new video for “Shot in the Back of the Head,” a purely-instrumental song deliciously heavy on mood and atmosphere, and the first single off his forthcoming June 30 album, Wait for Me. (His official site will offer it as a free download beginning tomorrow.) To be fair, the man has been steadily making music since his 1999 breakout album Play and solid 2002 follow-up 18, though not all of it has been good.

The exquisitely animated black-and-white video boasts an impressive pedigree: It’s directed by David Lynch, the mastermind behind Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive. (Apparently, he and Moby are friends.) The dream-like tone of the track (reminiscent of French electro duo Air) matches perfectly with Lynch’s bizarro, Persepolis-style visuals, which center on a man in love with a floating head. Yes, you read that right: a floating head. Watch it below, courtesy of Pitchfork.tv.

Strange Bedfellows

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