Moby’s New Video for ‘Saints’ is a Rat’s Journey from Lower East Side to Paradise [VIDEO]

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 at 6:00 am by
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If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Moby’s latest longplayer, Innocents. We ranked it one of last year’s best. The former Lower East Sider chose the neighborhood as setting for the new music video single, “Saints.”

Directed by Brad Hasse, the instrumental gem follows a puppet rat as it navigates the snowy streets. From the tree tunnel on Clinton Street, across to Donnybrook, and over to Remedy Diner on East Houston. The friendly varmint then sneaks into an unsuspecting apartment and hitches a ride in search of a sunnier home.

To be honest, the “Saints” visual tells a story not unlike how rats, specifically the Norweigen Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), became such a pervasive problem in New York City. Traveling in across the sea with the hosts…

Read Rats by Robert Sullivan for more on that subject.

[h/t LES]

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